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One of the world's best-selling Samsung smartphones is now completely obsolete

“One of the world's best-selling Samsung smartphones is now completely obsolete”

If you have a recent Samsung smartphone, chances are it is now completely abandoned. by the manufacturer.

It was April. Samsung has dethroned Apple à the largest seller of smartphones in the world. The Korean giant has shipped 60.1 million units per month across the planet, compared to 10 million less for its Californian rival. Market share Samsung's sales rose to 20.8%, compared to 17.3% for the brand. Apple. It must be said that the Asian firm is used to releasing new devices quite regularly. Thus, it is estimated that Samsung offers new devices every year before ;s of around ten smartphones & varied prices.

This is why older Samsung phones are often abandoned by the manufacturer. This is not, however, a habit specific to people. Samsung since each manufacturer ends up abandoning its oldest smartphones after a few years. So the least supported phones can become obsolete after just two years while the best performers, like Google, support their devices for more than seven years.

One of the world's best-selling Samsung smartphones is now completely obsolete

When a phone is no longer in use updated by its manufacturer, it is common to say that the latter is then obsolete. A somewhat categorical or even exaggerated term. since, in fact, it is always possible to use the device without realizing any changes.

However, the differences between a phone still supported by its manufacturer and an obsolete phone are important. Indeed, a smartphone that no longer has updates & Every day we continue to receive new features that may prove very interesting to users. But the biggest threat of an obsolete smartphone lies above all in security. of your data.

It is indeed quite common for security breaches to occur. be discovered within a smartphone. These latter are precisely corrected via the updates. Keep the device up to date to prevent users from being affected by any viruses or unwanted software. But when a smartphone no longer has updates, safety day from the manufacturer, it is then no longer possible to receive new protections against these flaws. Which then leaves the phone prey to hackers.

Recently, Samsung announced the end of support for one of its most popular models. This is the Samsung Galaxy A51 released in 2020 &agrav; more than 6 million units in 2020. This is why it is strongly recommended, if you still have this phone, to change model for a newer device or to be extra careful when browsing the web.

Without update à security day, the Galaxy A51 could quickly become, in a year, a month or perhaps a week, an open door to hacking. All you need to do is click on a questionable link or receive malware on your obsolete smartphone for it to be infected. The consequences can then be multiple: pirates can in particular spy on your browsing, steal some of your personal data, listen via the speaker of the TV ;eacute;telephone, etc.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116