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    DB for EOL and EOS mobile devices

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    by Calbrit01339 ·

    Does anyone know of a central database that keeps accurate track of smartphone models going EOL, OS going EOS and when either has a new security update? Preferably one that has a downloadable CSV. We are currently looking at endoflife.date, but not sure of its accuracy yet.

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    • #4144205
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      Reply To: DB for EOL and EOS mobile devices

      by birdmantd ·

      In reply to DB for EOL and EOS mobile devices

      What make/model device are you asking about? I like to use Phonescoop.com as a general reference tool, but that depends on what country you live in.

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        by Calbrit01339 ·

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        Thanks, we are in the U.S. market. We need primarily Samsung/Google, Apple , Android and iOS. The very few outliers we can do manually.

        • This reply was modified 11 months, 2 weeks ago by Calbrit01339.
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      Is this even possible?

      by rproffitt ·

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      Here there are so many no-name Android models that such a database would be incredibly hard to create.

      Or you can take the easy way out and call any Android with version 10 as end of life.

      As to that site, accurate enough!

      • #4144286

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        by Calbrit01339 ·

        In reply to Is this even possible?

        Thanks, I wish it was that simple. We need to identify the OEM EOL, and the OS EOS. We also need to know when a new update comes out for the device or OS within 2 weeks. We are doing it manually at the movement, which of course is labor intensive. This is a regulatory compliance requirement for the U.K. , so we can’t compromise.

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          You wrote: we are in the U.S. market.

          by rproffitt ·

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          I can’t guess what you are doing to need UK compliance but this is a great topic to bring up with your CIO/CTO.

          You’ll want to get them to buy into some MDM (mobile device management) that all employees must install.

          Sometimes I run into a company that is threading the needle with BYD devices. If a company mandates such compliance then said company should supply the phone preinstalled with the MDM system so you can with a press of button update the company devices.

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          by Calbrit01339 ·

          In reply to You wrote: we are in the U.S. market.

          These are BYOD devices , so forcing updates on people personal phones is not an option. We have been using MDM for years, and this is the first time we have had to do this – apparently MDM is not enough for the U.K. market. We can ban the major versions easily enough, but keeping up to date with the minor versions within 2 weeks is a headache. Anyway for now we may just go with the endoflife.data json outputs,at least that will do some of the heavy lifting.

        • #4144391
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          Yes it IS the option.

          by rproffitt ·

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          Your company has to comply with the regulations. If BYOD doesn’t fit your compliance model then you can’t BYOD.

          It’s that simple. Also, you wrote you are in the USA but hey, even the UK writes more at https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/collection/device-security-guidance/getting-ready/mobile-device-management

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      by sindynice878 ·

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      There are a few different databases that you can use to track EOL and EOS mobile devices. Here are a few of the most popular options:

      ManageEngine Network Configuration Manager. This database provides EOL/EOS information for a variety of mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets, and laptops. It also includes information on the latest security patches and updates for these devices.
      MobileIron. This database provides EOL/EOS information for a variety of mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets, and laptops. It also includes information on the latest security patches and updates for these devices.
      Soti MobiControl. This database provides EOL/EOS information for a variety of mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets, and laptops. It also includes information on the latest security patches and updates for these devices.
      AirWatch. This database provides EOL/EOS information for a variety of mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets, and laptops. It also includes information on the latest security patches and updates for these devices.

      • This reply was modified 11 months, 2 weeks ago by sindynice878.
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      Reply To: DB for EOL and EOS mobile devices

      by wm8832305 ·

      In reply to DB for EOL and EOS mobile devices

      It looks like you’re asking about a database (DB) for End-of-Life (EOL) and End-of-Service (EOS) information for mobile devices. EOL and EOS refer to the points in time when a product is no longer being manufactured, sold, or supported by the manufacturer. If you’re looking for a database or resource that provides information about EOL and EOS dates for various mobile devices, there are a few options:

      Manufacturer Websites: Many mobile device manufacturers maintain official support pages or databases that list the EOL and EOS dates for their products. Check the support section of the manufacturer’s website for this information.

      Third-Party Websites: There are third-party websites and databases that compile EOL and EOS information for various mobile devices. Some popular options include:

      GSM Arena (https://www.gsmarena.com/): Provides detailed specifications and release dates for various mobile devices, including discontinued models.
      DeviceAtlas (https://deviceatlas.com/): Offers device data and lifecycle information, including EOL and EOS details.
      PhoneDB (https://phonedb.net/): Provides information on mobile devices, including release dates and discontinuation status.
      Tech News and Forums: Technology news websites and forums often discuss EOL and EOS dates for mobile devices when they are announced. Websites like The Verge, Android Central, MacRumors, and others often cover such news.

      Manufacturer Announcements: Keep an eye on official announcements and press releases from mobile device manufacturers. They typically announce EOL and EOS information for their products.

      Mobile Carriers: Mobile carriers or service providers may also provide information about EOL and EOS dates for devices they have offered to customers.

      Remember that EOL and EOS dates can vary based on the manufacturer, model, region, and carrier, so it’s important to verify the information from reliable sources. If you’re looking to make purchasing or support decisions based on EOL/EOS information, it’s a good practice to cross-reference multiple sources to ensure accuracy.

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