Samsung has made changes to the list of smartphones that frequently receive (monthly or quarterly) security updates. Three models have been removed from this. These are Galaxy A3 (2016), Galaxy J1 (2016) and Galaxy J3 (2016). For example, the Galaxy A3 (2016) was announced in December 2015 and reached stores about two years ago. The smartphone is still used by many users, including in Romania
By comparison, smartphones running Android One, such as Nokia's HMD Global or some Motorola models, are guaranteed guaranteed security updates from Google for three years. Moreover, manufacturers guarantee that for two years they get new versions of Android
Samsung should provide software support for a longer period for its older generation smartphones. In the third quarter of 2017, the world's third-largest smartphone, according to Counterpoint Research, Galaxy J2 Prime, was a model announced a couple of years ago.
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This is not just about Samsung. No mid-range and entry-level smartphone models from Sony have a gorged period in which they get updates. If the manufacturer decides that the hardware is not strong enough on a particular smartphone, it is not upgraded to the new version of Android or does not receive security patches anymore. At the same time, the low-cost models of the Japanese brand are not mentioned at all in the Security Update Program.