Google mandates two years of security updates for popular phones in new Android contract

Discussion in 'mobile device security' started by ronjor, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    By Jacob Kastrenakes and Russell Brandom Oct 24, 2018
     
  2. Beyonder

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    So basically, people will get updates at least every third month?
     
  3. ronjor

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    They say:
     
  4. roger_m

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    It's nowhere near long enough in my opinion, considering that smartphones can be usable for much longer than two years.
     
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    About time.
     
  6. EASTER

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    Easily.

    Catch-measure the pattern (of android releases so far-security releases too) and a handset user can better make their own conclusions as to the degree of marketing being forwarded. (hush-this androider lags on purpose with some) It's all good on this end. Safe.
     
  7. zapjb

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    Should be 5 years.
     
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    That would be much better.
     
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    Google Silently Removes Two-Year Software Updates for Android One Phones
    There is no mention of OS updates on the official website
    December 27, 2018

    https://news.softpedia.com/news/goo...e-updates-for-android-one-phones-524381.shtml
     
  10. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

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    Do no evil. Well there's a **** load of money in it so .... Do evil!
     
  11. Beyonder

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    Blows my mind that Google can't even make sure their own barely functional phones get updates for more than 3 measly years.
     
  12. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

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    Not true. It's more profitable not to.
     
  13. Beyonder

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    Well of course I know that's why. But why aren't they trying to compete with Apple, when they *know* their security track record is laughable? If Apple can do it, why can't Google do it?
     
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