EU wants to enforce 5 years of security and 3 years of OS updates for all phones

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  • European Commission regulators have proposed minimum update requirements for smartphones.
  • The lawmakers have also suggested that smartphones and tablets sold in the EU region should have repair parts available for at least five years.

EU lawmakers have proposed sweeping requirements for smartphones sold in the region (h/t arstechnica). The regulators have suggested that phone vendors provide at least five years of security updates and three years of OS updates to their devices. Moreover, the said security and operating system updates should reach users “at the latest two months after the public release.”