Samsung kills support for the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+
Samsung has a serious problem with some of its older flagships: many of them are still around and in perfect working condition. However, it is essential for today's smartphone users to also receive regular security updates. Unfortunately, the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ have just been removed from the list of devices eligible for monthly updates.
Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ back in August 2015, so most of their adopters still using them had these handsets for less than three years. The latest security patch these handsets received arrived last month and, when speaking about major Android versions, both have only been updated to Android 7.0 Nougat.
Although Samsung might issue irregular updates in the future for some critical vulnerabilities, this still does not look good at all for them. Fortunately, the more adventurous users can get the latest Android features thanks to LineageOS (as you can see on this page, the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ users can already enjoy Android Oreo on their handsets thanks to this community-driven effort).
Do you agree that Samsung has pulled the plug too early or not? Are you one of those already running LineageOS or another custom ROM on Samsung devices no longer supported via the official update channels? Let us know in the comments.
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