Mobiles that last up to seven years: the new measure that Germany wants to bring Germany to the European Union

The German Government wants the updates and spare parts of mobile tablets and telephones to be available for seven years, with it the proposal of the European C

Mobiles that last up to seven years: the new measure that Germany wants to bring Germany to the European Union

The German Government wants the updates and spare parts of mobile tablets and telephones to be available for seven years, with it the proposal of the European Commission of five years.

Mobile devices such as' smartphones' or tablets have a support of two or three years of updates of both software 'and security. Currently, the European Commission is considering expanding the updates and spare parts to five years (six, in the case of parts for tablets).

However, the German government goes further, and in an attempt to expand the useful life of mobiles with the aim of reducing electronic waste, it has proposed that both upgrades and spare parts are available for seven years.

The proposal, collected by the German middle Heise, does not contemplate full software updates, but on security updates. In addition, companies would be urged to make public spare parts prices and not upload them. Likewise, it would be necessary to reduce the times in the delivery of spare parts to prevent the user from being forced to acquire a new device.

For digitalEurope, which brings together technological companies such as Samsung, Apple, Oneplus or Google, these proposals would be too far away, and according to the aforementioned, they would mark the time limit in the three years for the security patches and two for functional updates. Nor do they share the proposals on the spare parts, since it understands that it would only need to repair elements such as the screen or the battery.

Updated Date: 22 September 2021, 02:22

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