THE HAGUE - Just over a quarter of Android smartphones in the Netherlands do not contain the most recent security update. The Consumer Federation complained about this on Tuesday.
The stakeholder organization has been running campaigns since 2015 to encourage manufacturers to update the software of their smartphones, but the problem continues to play.
Samsung's leader has only one model, the Samsung Galaxy J7, the latest security update of April 2017. And Huawei, who also sells many models in the Netherlands, has no recent security updates for his devices. Google devices did well in the test.
The Consumer Union believes that manufacturers must continue to update their smartphones for at least two years after purchase or four years after launching a device. Last year, the bond against Samsung was also a short blow to the whole issue, but that was not a success because the judge in Amsterdam did not find the matter urgent. A bottom-up procedure was initiated, but the outcome of this can only be expected for a year and a half.