If you’re still on the Samsung Galaxy S3, and want the best that Android has to offer, then it’s no longer going to do you any favors. It has reached its dead-end, so toss it out and get a new device. Don’t even use it as a backup phone.

Because when Android 7.0 Nougat arrives, Android 6.0 Marshmallow will be old news along with the handset models that aren’t able to receive any newer versions.

This applies for official over-the-air (OTA) updates as well as flashing any custom ROMs.

Despite how popular the Galaxy S3 still, and how a lot of its users have tried to keep its software up-to-date, chances are there’s no way the next Android version could be supported by a four-year old device.

Heck, even Marshmallow was initially believed to be one step too far for the old 4.8-inch flagship, before indie developers managed to get it working with the 2015 update. Would the same happen for Nougat? We certainly don’t think so.

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P C Suryaprakash Rao · July 3, 2016 at 9:54 pm

What about s4?

Walter Johnson · July 3, 2016 at 10:54 pm

I don’t even see a need to use the native OS with our Samsung s3 phones. There are a least 10 alternative firmware products and the one I picked is even free. The reason is developers love the Samsung Galaxy S3 as it has a big customer base. Anyone who relies on Samsung product updates is the last to get new features for old phones. As an example see: http://joyofandroid.com/best-custom-roms-for-samsung-galaxy-s3/ .

As for me as long as my smart phone can access the internet to read news and I can use it as a mobile phone I am happy. For most other things I prefer a 22 inch monitor plugged into on a desktop computer.

Steve Kieu · July 4, 2016 at 2:54 am

This article is like a FUD

Jason W Chenard · July 4, 2016 at 6:25 am

Why would most ppl care what ver their phone is using? If all your apps work, what does it matter?

Buzz Lightyear · July 6, 2016 at 12:01 am

Someone for sure, will port Android N to SIII.
I’m looking forward to CM14 🙂

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