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Dutch case against Samsung for lack of updates finally heads to court

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Early in 2016, it was revealed that Samsung was being sued in the Netherlands for failing to update its phones. The Consumentenbond—a Dutch non-profit promoting consumer protection—was taking Samsung to court for, among other things, not adequately providing two years of updates from the time of purchase. According to Telecompaper, the case is now being heard. 

Of course, Samsung does promise updates for two years after a product is launched, but the Consumentenbond believes that Samsung should be required to provide two years of updates from the time a consumer purchases it, whenever that might be.

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Dutch case against Samsung for lack of updates finally heads to court was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Samsung stops security updates for 2016 models of Galaxy A3, J1, and J3; many new devices only get quarterly updates

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

Samsung has just made a couple of changes to its Android security updates page, and they're not too pretty. Three devices --- the 2016 versions of the Galaxy A3, J1, and J3 --- have been dropped from security updates altogether, and out of the four new additions, three have been filed under the list for quarterly security updates.

Without further ado, here are the changes:

No longer in any list:

  • Galaxy A3 (2016)
  • Galaxy J1 (2016)
  • Galaxy J3 (2016)

Additions to monthly list:

  • Galaxy A8 (2018)

Additions to quarterly list:

  • Galaxy A8+ (2018)
  • Galaxy J2 (2018)
  • Galaxy Tab Active2

It's not too difficult to understand why the Galaxy A3 (2016), J1 (2016), and J3 (2016) have been axed; they're all around two years old at this point and they're budget to mid-range devices.

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Samsung stops security updates for 2016 models of Galaxy A3, J1, and J3; many new devices only get quarterly updates was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google extends security updates for Nexus 5X and 6P to November 2018

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Google has followed the same device support pattern for years - two years of major Android OS updates, and three years of security updates. You might get Android updates after that, and you might get further security updates, but it's not guaranteed. Seemingly out of nowhere, Google has extended the security update period for the Nexus 5X and 6P to November 2018.

Previously, both devices were slated to receive security updates until September 2018, which would have been about three years after they were released.

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Google extends security updates for Nexus 5X and 6P to November 2018 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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