According to statistics shared by an expert, the number of mobile phones worldwide will exceed 15,000 million by 2021, with an estimated 18,000 million in the next five years.
In this context, major mobile device manufacturers – such as Samsung, Motorola, Apple, Xiaomi, and Huawei – plan to launch new products with better functionality. But at the same time, older phones will stop getting updates.
Next year, all cell phones running Android 2.3.7 or below will stop working. Replacing phones is best because users are more vulnerable to cyber attacks.
Samsung: Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite; Samsung Galaxy Trend II; Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini; Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2; Samsung Galaxy Core y Samsung Galaxy Ace 2.
LG: LG Lucid 2 LG Optimus F7; LG Optimus L3 II Dual LG Optimus F5; LG Optimus L5 II; LG Optimus L5 II Dual LG Optimus L3 II; LG Optimus L7 II Dual LG Optimus L7 II; LG Optimus F6; LG Enact; LG Optimus L4 II Dual LG Optimus F3; LG Optimus L4 II; LG Optimus L2 II and LG Optimus F3Q.
Huawei: Huawei Ascend G740; Huawei Ascend Mate and Huawei Ascend D2
T Otras marcas: Archos 53 Platinum; HTC Desire 500; Caterpillar Gate B15; Sony Xperia M; Vico Zinc Five; Vico Darknight; ZTE Grand S Flex; Lenovo A820; ZTE V956; UMi X2; Faea F1; THL W8; ZTE Grand X Quad v987 y ZTE Grand Memo.
In addition to Android, some iPhone models will stop receiving updates: iPhone 4 (8 GB), iPhone 4S, iPhone 4S (8 GB), iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C.
Similarly, Apple announced that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will stop receiving updates by the end of 2022 and their owners will not be able to request official repairs.