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Got any Android Devices over 2 years old. Warning!

Jitendar Canth (Reviewer) posted this on Friday, 6th March 2020, 16:44

Google aren't updating their older tech, leaving security holes. Let's save the planet and replace our tech every year. Enough landfill and we'll raise land above the expected sea-level rise

One billion Android devices at risk of hacking

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RE: Got any Android Devices over 2 years old. Warning!

sj (Elite) posted this on Friday, 6th March 2020, 17:36

The problem really isn't Google - it's the phone manufacturers like Samsung etc.
They just drop support so they can sell the newer model.
Maybe the EU should legislate for a minimum support period.  Oh, erm.

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RE: Got any Android Devices over 2 years old. Warning!

admars (Elite) posted this on Friday, 6th March 2020, 21:20

That was one of my reasons for getting a Xiaomi MI A1 a couple of years ago, it's Android One - so gets gets android updates every month, rather than manufacturer for a limited time.

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RE: Got any Android Devices over 2 years old. Warning!

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Friday, 6th March 2020, 22:03

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sj says...
"The problem really isn't Google"

They did make the eco system which created the problem, because they wanted to stop Apple controlling the mobile market. So, they kind of are!


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RE: Got any Android Devices over 2 years old. Warning!

sj (Elite) posted this on Friday, 6th March 2020, 22:19

No, not at all Rob.
The updates are available - it's the manufacturers that 'choose' not to implement/deploy
them...

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RE: Got any Android Devices over 2 years old. Warning!

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Saturday, 7th March 2020, 15:13

Quote:
sj says...
"The updates are available - it's the manufacturers that 'choose' not to implement/deploy
them... "

Microsoft manage to do it. Google deliberately chose to create an eco system where manufacturers were in charge of updates.


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