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