Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Sep 2018 22:21 UTC
Android

Samsung has now confirmed that the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 edge+ will no longer receive monthly security updates. It's not surprising as the Galaxy S6 has already dropped off the list of devices receiving monthly security updates earlier this year. The aforementioned devices will not be receiving security patches regularly every month going forward.

Those are €800-1000 computers released only 3 years ago, probably available in stores for years, maybe even now - and just like that, no more security updates. Why do we and our lawmakers just allow these companies to get away with this? It's high, high time we mandate a minimum lifespan for these expensive devices.

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moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

Desktops don't have yet that problem.

Laptops are becoming what computers used to be, before Compaq made it possible for PC Compatibles to go wild.

All thanks to thin razor margins and computers reaching appliance status.

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Lobotomik Member since:
2006-01-03

I think an 800€ device produces more than razor thin profits.

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

My first laptop was around 1 500 euros and it was pretty cheap compared with the alternatives.

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