Samsung has recently made some changes to the list of devices for monthly security updates. In its new list, four smartphones that were released in 2017 were removed from the support list. They are Samsung Galaxy J3 Pop, Galaxy A3 2017, Galaxy A5 2017, Galaxy A7 2017. This means that these smartphones will no longer get security updates. Furthermore, the list also does not contain the Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G. However, this device is pretty new and must have been removed by mistake.
In addition, Samsung has moved the Galaxy A8 2018 from the monthly update plan to the quarterly update list; Galaxy A8s has been moved to the “other regular” patch list. If there is no security update, then the possibility of discovering vulnerabilities in the OS version running on the device will increase. The four mobile phones that Samsung deleted this time have all been discontinued, and their holdings are not high, so Samsung made the decision to stop supporting them.
Samsung Galaxy F41 receives Android 11-based One UI 3.0 update
Samsung was once one of the less reliable companies when it comes to providing software updates. The brand was one of the brands pushing the Android fragmentation forward. However, it didn’t update most of them to newer Android versions. This started to change with the advent of One UI (Android 9 Pie). Nowadays, the company is one of the fastest smartphone brands shipping Android updates. It still has a bunch of smartphones but most of them are being updated to the latest Android 11-update that comes with One UI 3.0 on top. Interestingly, while many companies are struggling to bring Android 11 for their flagships, Samsung already started to push the update for its mid-range phones. Today, it’s time for the Galaxy F41 to receive the same treatment.
Samsung unleashed the Galaxy F-series last year as a “camera-centric” lineup. Well, in essence, it’s a weird smartphone series. Since so far we’ve been seeing more rebrandings than anything. The Galaxy F41, for example, is practically a Galaxy M31 with one less camera and no NFC support. There are other F smartphones coming soon, and most of them seem to be based on existing Galaxy M or A devices. Despite this confusing existence, it’s good to see that Samsung will give the same treatment it gives to the A and M-series. Today, the Galaxy F41 is getting the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 update in India.