Galaxy J1, Galaxy J3 and Galaxy A3 (2016)
Galaxy J1, Galaxy J3 and Galaxy A3 (2016)

Samsung Stops Security Updates for Galaxy J1, J3 and A3 (2016)

South Korean manufacturing giant Samsung launches devices from entry-level to flagship level. Monthly and quarterly security updates on selected Android devices handle the company’s security and privacy issues. 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. It removed three smartphones, which means they will not get any security updates from the company.

The three smartphones are Samsung Galaxy J1, Samsung Galaxy J3, and the Galaxy A3. Interestingly, they were 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 in the quarterly list, except for the Galaxy A8, which is in the monthly list.

If we thought properly, it’s unsurprising that Samsung stopped supporting these smartphones. They are budgeted for mid-range devices, and the company doesn’t want to shell out more money for their updates. But if compared, Google’s policy of security updates includes three years for their Nexus and Pixel series. But we are talking about Samsung; 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, check Samsung’s security page before purchasing a new Samsung device to determine its span and frequency of security updates.

About Mrinmoy Choudhury

He is an experienced Journalist. He had been writing for several leading publications too. At DealNTech he covers the latest news of mobiles every day and always strives to provide quality content. He is also a web-designer and graphical designer. Email: [email protected]

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