Samsung drops support for Galaxy S6/S6 edge, phones will no longer receive security updates

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Samsung drops support for Galaxy S6/S6 edge, phones will no longer receive security updates
Just like most other handset makers, Samsung offers software support to its smartphones for at least two years. However, when it comes to security updates, the South Korean company promises three years of continuous support for all flagships, but for many of its mid-range and entry-level devices as well.

The Galaxy S6 family made its debut on the market three years ago, which means that going forward these phones will not be receiving any other security updates. Samsung recently removed the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge from the list of devices eligible for these security updates because they are 3 years old.

The good news is two other Galaxy S6 series phones remain on the list for a few more months and will continue to receive monthly security updates: Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy S6 Active.

Keep in mind though that even these two Galaxy S6 family smartphones will eventually be removed from the list by the end of the year. If you want to continue to remain protected, you'll have to switch to a newer device at some point in 2018.

source: Samsung via Droid-life

Related phones

Galaxy S6

PhoneArena Score:

9.3

User Score:

8.9
  • Display 5.1 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 3GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2550 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat Samsung TouchWiz UI
Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 3GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat Samsung TouchWiz UI

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