1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I have a Samsung Galaxy Sky, and I love it. Size, features, resolution, etc. But it hasn't had an update since 2017 and it's not about to get any. I use the phone for just that--a phone. No banking, no Facebook, etc. Do I need a software update?
    01-11-2021 03:17 AM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    If your using for just that reason , should be fine .


    I'll leave a Link to register so you can communicate here as a guest account you can only post questions but can't reply

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=409154
    01-11-2021 08:59 AM
  3. abidanwar's Avatar
    Hello, I am new here and this will be my first answer.
    Well, there is no need to update software if you are just a normal Android user but sometime it is mandatory. Updates always bring to the table, new features, making your device load faster. Although I focused mostly on improved security and faster performance.
    01-11-2021 12:47 PM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hello, I am new here and this will be my first answer.
    Well, there is no need to update software if you are just a normal Android user but sometime it is mandatory. Updates always bring to the table, new features, making your device load faster. Although I focused mostly on improved security and faster performance.
    Hi, welcome to AC!

    If just phone calls , I think you'll be ok.
    01-11-2021 12:49 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Is it still on Marshmallow? If so, you might find increasing incompatibility with major apps in the not-too-distant future, as older Android versions lose support. Also, with 8 GB or internal storage (or possibly 16 GB), you will probably also encounter more low storage warnings (which you can't get around by using an SD card). So those are some things to consider regarding upgrading to a newer phone.
    01-11-2021 02:15 PM
  6. Aunt_mayme's Avatar
    Thank you all so very much! Yes, it's still on Marshmallow. I realize I will have to (eventually) upgrade, but I'm not ready to do that now.
    B. Diddy and Morty2264 like this.
    01-11-2021 03:40 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    Thank you all so very much! Yes, it's still on Marshmallow. I realize I will have to (eventually) upgrade, but I'm not ready to do that now.
    Hi , welcome to AC!
    01-11-2021 05:15 PM
  8. me just saying's Avatar
    android update - no, security updates - yes. IMO as long as the apps you need continue to work properly, there really is no need to update.
    01-11-2021 06:06 PM
  9. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    Some new apps aren't compatible but if you don't need them you are probably fine.
    01-11-2021 09:57 PM
  10. Morty2264's Avatar
    Thank you all so very much! Yes, it's still on Marshmallow. I realize I will have to (eventually) upgrade, but I'm not ready to do that now.
    Welcome to Android Central! As the others have said, your phone will work fine without the latest software updates, so long as you are not relying on current applications and the like. If you're just making calls and texting, I believe you should be just fine until your next upgrade.
    01-11-2021 10:01 PM
  11. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It's worth mentioning that for a device that is very out-of-date with security updates, it becomes even more important to avoid malware. See this guide: [GUIDE] How To Avoid Malware - Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com
    01-11-2021 11:08 PM
  12. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    Hi welcome to the forums. As long as you are not running many apps you should be ok for a while.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    01-12-2021 08:10 AM

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