Samsung Drops Security For ‘Older’ Handsets

New Samsung security updates doesn’t please everyone!

Samsung Galaxy A3

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A handful of Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones that are less than 2 years old will no longer receive free security updates, potentially leaving them exposed to Android malware. Changes made to Samsung’s website have seen some older smartphones cut from a list of ‘current models for quarterly security updates’. The page, dedicated to android security updates, shows two lists: devices set to receive monthly patches, and those set to receive quarterly patches. Check Samsung’s security updates here

Companies started rolling out free security updates with their handsets several years ago after a potentially dangerous bug was detected.
The phones in question are Galaxy A3, Galaxy J1 and Galaxy J3, which are all 2016 models. These 3 handsets will no longer receive monthly or quarterly updates.


A statement released on Samsung’s website states “We take security and privacy issues very seriously and we are doing our best to respond as quickly as possible. Securing your device and maintaining the trust you place in us is our top priority. The list of monthly security update models is subject to change as support periods expire. The list of quarterly security update models is subject to change and it will be reviewed on a periodic basis”.