During the year 2021, a total of 15,000 million cell phones were in operation worldwide and the figure could increase to a total of 18,220 devices around the world within the next five years, according to the German portal Statista, dedicated to the compilation of market statistics.
However, with the arrival of new devices on the market and new updates to operating systems, such as android 13 either iOS 16older versions of smartphones eventually stop updating and thus become non-functional for users.
Manufacturers are also responsible for announcing which specific models are no longer supported or updates additional so they will be obsolete.
Android devices that will be obsolete
the company of technology responsible for the development of the Android operating system, Google, indicated that smartphones with the version 2.3.7 or lower versions of the software will become outdated and will no longer receive system updates.
The company’s explanation is that devices ancient may be more vulnerable to cyber attacks because their operating systems are old and have not received patches that resolve security issues.
Arches: 53 Platinum.
Caterpillar: Category B15.
Huawei: Ascend G740, Ascend Matte, Ascend D2.
HTC: Wish 500.
LG: Lucid 2, Optimus F7, Optimus L3 II Dual, Optimus F5, Optimus L5 II, Optimus L5 II Dual, Optimus L3 II, Optimus L7 II Dual, Optimus L7 II, Optimus F6, Enact, Optimus L4 II Dual, Optimus F3, Optimus L4 II, Optimus L2 II, Optimus F3Q.
Samsung: Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Core, Galaxy Ace 2.
Sony: Xperia M.
Wikko: Five Five, Darknight.
ZTE: Grand S Flex, V956, Grand X Quad v987, Grand Memo.
According to Android Studio, the application creation platform for that operating system, in May this year the update to android 12 it had a 6.2% share among all its customers globally, and by August that figure had increased to 13.5%, meaning more users are keeping their devices up to date.
However, that also means that this version of the operating system, despite being the most recent available, has only been installed on one in ten Android devices.
The information presented by the platform, however, also indicates that there is a percentage of users who have not updated their phone since the versions 4.1-4.3 of the system, which began its distribution 10 years ago, in July 2012.
Android currently has in operation 15 versions of operating systemsfrom 4.1 to Android 12 and version 13 will be released shortly, so
iOS devices that will be obsolete
By the end of 2022, devices Iphone 6 Y iPhone 6Plus they will stop receiving updates and the company will not be responsible for the repairs that users may request in the future.
On the other hand, devices like iPhone 4 (8GB), iPhone 4S, iPhone 4S (8GB), iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C will stop working for good this year.
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