May 31, 2018

Samsung won't be forced to update old phones

Samsung will not be forced to update the software on its mobile phones for years after their release, after it won a court case in the Netherlands. A consumer association had argued that Samsung should update its phones for at least four years after they go on sale. If a severe issue was discovered in the future, Samsung might choose to update all its previous handsets. For that reason it is not possible to say how many Samsung phones would receive a software update if a critical software flaw were discovered in the future. Therefore the court decided it was not possible to order Samsung to update all phones for four years, without knowing what bugs may be discovered in the future.

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