What are the “top” cell phones of the past that will soon become obsolete?

What are the “top” cell phones of the past that will soon become obsolete?

Various devices from Samsung and Apple are on the list to say goodbye in 2022

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Security updates or patches no longer reach these devices.  (Photo: Steven Lam)
Security updates or patches no longer reach these devices. (Photo: Steven Lam)

The constant use of mobile phones means that many devices are quickly forgotten. This may be due to the arrival of new updates or also due to technological competition between big brands. Despite this, There are cell phones that were considered so iconic at the time of launch It is hard to believe that they are already outdated. Here are some examples:

Samsung Galaxy s3 Mini

The Galaxy S3 mini was announced in October 2012 It had an edition for the Latin American market with a marvell pxa 986 processor 1.2 GHz RAM 1 GB GPU Vivante gc1000. It was one of the most commercial mobile phones thanks to its variety of features and colors as it was available in white, black, blue, gray and red colors.

despite all this This Galaxy is on the list of devices that will no longer receive Samsung updates this year.

One of the mobile phones that will become obsolete in 2022.  Photo: Samsung
One of the mobile phones that will become obsolete in 2022. Photo: Samsung

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus

Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus were presented at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in 2018. Although it hasn’t been on the market for a long time, the company has decided that they will no longer receive updates or security patches. This is one of the ways in which devices can become obsoleteBecause without updates, they begin to lag and are subject to viruses or failures.

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus Photo: Samsung
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus Photo: Samsung

iPhone 4s

This device was released in October 2011 And it quickly started selling around the world, given that BlackBerry phones were also booming at the time. However, many users have started migrating to their touch phones and pairing as well. Thanks to the fourth generation of Apple’s iOS operating system. This is another device that won’t get updates from 2022.

iPhone 4s was released in different colors, mainly black and white.  Photo: iPhone
iPhone 4s was released in different colors, mainly black and white. Photo: iPhone

iPhone 5c

iPhone 5C It started in September 2013 and was famous Since its inception as a cheap iPhone. It was made of cheaper materials than Apple devices at the time. It had a plastic body, a 4-inch Retina display, an 8-megapixel rear camera, FaceTime HD front camera, 16 GB or 32 GB internal memory. Despite this, It no longer has the necessary upgrades to remain competitive in the market.

The iPhone 5C was launched as a cheaper alternative.  Photo: EFE/Kay Nietfeld
The iPhone 5C was launched as a cheaper alternative. Photo: EFE/Kay Nietfeld

iPhones that won’t get WhatsApp updates in the coming months

One of the main features of the social messaging network is that updates are usually installed automatically unless additional permissions are required.

For this reason, The company claims that the devices are compatible with the latest version of the app to prevent its users from being left behind by newer versions. However, there are three models that will no longer receive updates:

  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone 6S Plus

thus, For the next few months, this group of phones will be without Messenger and its “protection”. Finally, the company emphasizes that if users have any of the devices described above, It is recommended to upgrade to the latest mobile version so that they can enjoy the secure features of WhatsApp.

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Source: La Nacion

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