After Google, Samsung, and LG lately dedicated to a per thirty days tool updates to patch recognized safety exploits (you'll be able to thank Stagefright for that), we assumed different Android OEMs may quickly apply go well with. And whilst Motorola is now in spite of everything addressing Stagefright considerations, they appear to have overlooked any point out of per thirty days safety updates on their devices.
in a brand new observation, Motorola says they’re already started paintings on a Stagefright patch — which has already been addressed in their spherical of lately introduced devices — and they wish to ship it to already launched devices someday within the close to long run. They additionally point out that Stagefright will necessarily be a non-factor in Android A, despite the fact that we type of anticipated as so much. Here’s the whole remark they supplied to Droid-Life:
“We take the safety of our consumers extraordinarily critically. We applaud Google’s efforts to paintings with the vendors and handset producers to improve safety within the Android environment, and we look ahead to running with them to help in making this occur.
All of our merchandise introduced remaining week may have the StageFright patch built-in into the device. We’ve additionally started running to combine, check and set up the patch in lots of of our up to date Lollipop improvements for present merchandise. The patch can also be incorporated within the H improve.”
Software updates have all the time been tough industry for Android devices. OEMs need to construct the code from scratch, making use of their fixins, safety patches, trojan horse fixes, after which filing to providers for approval to push out on their community. While Google, LG, and Samsung now doing their phase to paintings with providers on rapid monitoring per thirty days safety updates, taking a look again it kind of feels Stagefright will have performed a lot more just right then exact hurt.
UPDATE: Motorola simply published a web page with a whole list of devices receiving the Stagefright fix, along with a snappy rationalization on while you'll be able to be expecting it to reach in your software. They’re nonetheless now not committing to per thirty days updates, however they did say that they’re running with providers to “simplify the method” of pushing out crucial safety updates to devices one day. Here are the devices first in line to obtain the Stagefright safety update:
- Moto Y Style (patched from release)
- Moto Y Play (patched from release)
- Moto Y (1st Gen, 2d Gen)
- Moto Y Pro
- Moto Maxx/Turbo
- Moto K (1st Gen, 2d Gen, third Gen)
- Moto K with 4G LTE (1st Gen, 2d Gen)
- Moto W (1st Gen, 2d Gen)
- Moto A with 4G LTE (2d Gen)
- DROID Turbo
- DROID Ultra/Mini/Maxx
“We will start turning in device to our service companions to check beginning August tenth for the telephones indexed above. Many vendors have distinctive necessities that lead to distinctive variations of device. As a end result, there are over 200 versions of tool that we're running to patch, check and install to our service companions for their checking out and approval. We are prioritizing our deployments of the patch to the most important teams of shoppers first and dealing intently with our service companions to make the patch to be had once imaginable. We will update on our growth as additional info turns into to be had.”