When choosing a new smartphone, are you guided by the support period declared by the manufacturer? Not long ago Samsung Galaxy S6 seemed to be a good choice for people who appreciate the security of the mobile operating system, but do not want to overpay for the latest flagship. However, the end of this good. Samsung has just completed support for Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, which has received security updates for 3 years since its release.
If you ask anyone who is oriented in the world of new technologies, for the biggest disadvantage of Android smartphones, you will hear one statement: no update. However, some smartphone manufacturers have taken this note to heart. Samsung and others more and more often declare at least a two-year support period for their flagships. We often hear about assurances regarding at least one large operating system update. Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge were released in April 2015. Both smartphones were factory available with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop and got updates to version 6.0 Marshmallow and 7.0 Nougat. Samsung also released monthly security bulletins that included patches provided by Google.
Samsung Galaxy S6 active and S6 edge+ are still supported
The Korean smartphone manufacturer has not withdrawn support for all Galaxy S6 models. The S6 active and S6 edge+ versions will continue to receive monthly security updates for some time. However, we do not know how long it will take. These smartphones were released a little later, so it is most likely a matter of a few months before the entire Galaxy S6 line will be deprived of any support from the manufacturer.
What is so extraordinary in all this? After all, we have to deal with another smartphone, which was sent for a well-deserved retirement. However, about two months ago there were rumours suggesting that Samsung is going to release the update to Android 8.0 Oreo for Galaxy S6 and Note 5. However, today’s information definitely buried the hopes of the owners of old Samsung mobiles.