That large ‘ol Stagefright make the most is unmarried-handedly the more severe — and arguably the absolute best — factor that will have ever came about to Android. Not that we don’t take Android security critically. We all the time have. But it may well now be credited in making now not most effective Google take Android security extra significantly, however producers as smartly.
Yesterday each Google and Samsung promised to ship monthly security updates to their handsets (Samsung wasn’t in a position to remark on which in their units may obtain this remedy) and now LG is pledging to do the similar. In an e-mail to Wired, LG says:
“LG will be offering security updates on a monthly foundation which providers will then have the ability to make to be had to consumers instantly. We consider those necessary steps will show to LG consumers that security is our best precedence.”
This is incredible information. Smartphone makers generally drag their ft approximately this kind of factor, lumping in security patches with their same old device updates which, someone who’s been doing this Android factor lengthy sufficient, is aware of doesn’t occur very frequently. This, in massive phase has now not best to do with OEMs, however vendors who need to widely check device updates sooner than pushing them to units on their community. LG says that vendors will be capable of make those updates to be had to consumers in an instant, nevertheless it’s nonetheless very so much in service’s palms to take action.
With Android largest OEMs committing to monthly security updates, we’re positive the remaining (Motorola, Sony, HTC) will ultimately chime in as smartly.