South Korean smartphone maker Samsung has made a big announcement for its old phone users. Samsung has decided not to provide security updates in its three years and older phones. The smartphones that will not match the security update include Galaxy J3 Pop, Galaxy A5 2017, Galaxy A3 2017 and Galaxy A7 2017. According to report, Samsung had promised to update Android OS of three or more old handsets last year. The list of which has been released by the company. Also, the company had released the list of smartphones which will not be provided with the security update from its side.
According to the report, Samsung has downgraded the Galaxy A8 2018 monthly update to quarterly. Currently, monthly updates are provided in Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, Galaxy S21 Plus Ultra. Samsung has recently rolled out Android 11 based OneUI 3, which will be given in Galaxy Note 10 Lite. Software updates are being provided by the company on a monthly basis in the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series. Budget smartphones Galaxy M21 and Galaxy F41 will be given Android 11 update.
What is a software update?
The smartphone maker company periodically gives software updates, which are known as Android or iOS updates. Currently, most smartphones are Android 10 based, which are being given Android 11 update by the smartphone companies.
What will happen if no software updates are received?
With the software update, you get new security features in the smartphone. Also, many other types of user-friendly features are given. Actually, the smartphone company tries to prevent incidents like hacking and fraud by releasing new software. Hackers keep spreading new malware daily, to avoid these smartphone companies give software updates.