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.
Regular software updates can address security problems but older models do not typically receive all the latest updates.
However, the court rejected the association’s claims.
The fact that it might be difficult for poor Samsung to update phones weighed heavier than the safety and longevity of devices.