South Korean manufacturing giant Samsung launches devices from entry-level to flagship level. The company security and privacy issues are taken care of by monthly and quarterly security updates on selected Android devices. These updates contain both the bug fixes by Google and its security loopholes.
However, as a shocking move, the company recently updated the Android security page and removed three smartphones which mean they will not be getting any security updates from the company anymore.
The three smartphones are Samsung Galaxy J1, Samsung Galaxy J3, and the Galaxy A3. Interesting all of them was launched just two years ago and now their parent company has abandoned them. There were also some new inclusions to the list. Among them are the Samsung Galaxy A8 2018, Galaxy A8+ (2018), Galaxy J2 (2018) and Galaxy Tab Active 2 which are placed in the quarterly list except for the Galaxy A8 which is placed in the monthly list.
If we thought properly, it’s not surprising that Samsung stopped its support for these smartphones. They are budget to mid-range devices and the company doesn’t want to shell more money for their updates. But if compared, Google policy of security updates includes 3 years for their Nexus and Pixel series. But we are talking about Samsung and nonetheless, the owners of these smartphones will be largely disappointed by the news.
Also, one thing to notice is the absence of the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+. They will be likely to be added soon to the monthly list, both of them being flagship smartphones. As a precautionary measure, make sure to check Samsung’s security page before purchasing a new Samsung device to find out its span and frequency of security updates.