Samsung stops security updates for 2016 models of Galaxy A3, J1, and J3: Samsung has simply made a few adjustments to its Android safety updates web page, and they are no longer too lovely. 3 units — the 2016 variations of the Galaxy A3, J1, and J3 — had been dropped from safety updates altogether, and out of the 4 new additions, 3 had been filed beneath the checklist for quarterly safety updates.

With out additional ado, listed here are the adjustments:

Now not in any checklist:

Additions to per 30 days checklist:

Additions to quarterly checklist:

It isn’t too obscure why the Galaxy A3 (2016), J1 (2016), and J3 (2016) had been axed; they are throughout two years outdated at this level and they are funds to mid-range units. Google‘s coverage for its personal Nexus/Pixel units is three years of safety patches, however that is Samsung we are speaking about. However, it is no doubt disappointing to peer for house owners of the ones telephones.

The Galaxy A8 (2018) is at the upper finish of the mid-range telephone marketplace. It was once introduced in December of closing yr with twin entrance cameras, an 18.five:nine 1080p AMOLED show, and 4GB of RAM. Remember the fact that, it is a great telephone, and it has accurately been added to the per 30 days checklist. However for no matter reason why, the bigger, better-specced Galaxy A8+ (2018) has been relegated to the quarterly checklist. What is up with that? Different additions to the quarterly checklist come with the Galaxy J2 (2018) and the Galaxy Tab Active2, each units that don’t seem to be just about as tough or dear.

The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have not been added to this web page but, however they’ll quickly (to the per 30 days checklist, after all). Confidently, Samsung is in a position to reside as much as the promise it set itself closing yr for US-unlocked fashions of the S9/S9+.