So there you go. Trump’s personal Android phone is more than
likely a Samsung Galaxy S3, released in 2012, and which last
received a software update in mid-2015, with firmware based on
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
As noted in the intro, we don’t know for sure that Trump is still
using this specific Galaxy S3. The two NYT reports conflict on
whether he turned it in, or is still using it to fire out tweets
from the White House. But if he is, and it’s the same consumer GS3
model he was apparently using as of February 2016, it’s safe to
say it’s a good three years out of step with the latest Android
security updates. Many Android security scares have come and gone
since the GS3 got its last update in August of 2015.
It’s ridiculous if he’s actually still using that old phone. It’s a national security risk.