Google Patches 40 Vulnerabilities in Android

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by ronjor, May 3, 2016.

  1. ronjor

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    Sorry but this is BS. Until Googles supports a lot more models then we're all SOL unless our phones are pretty darn near the latest models. **** ** Google.
     
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    Interesting, you appear to be aggravated over something without understanding how it fundamentally works.

    If updates are important to you, buy a Nexus. If you buy a different phone, then appoint your anger to said company. It is not Google's fault nor Google's responsibility to patch phones made by their competitors.

    Google provides Android images to OEMs in advance of releasing them on the web, OEMs have no excuse.
     
  5. Minimalist

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    Yes, that's right. That's one of the reasons I prefer Google's devices over other with modified OS. Lack of bloat is another one.
     
  6. ComputerSaysNo

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    There needs to be a 10 year support for updates to all Android phones. Currently it's 2 years to 3 max for OS updates which really sucks :(
     
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    Google Renames Nexus Security Bulletin as Android Security Bulletin
    http://news.softpedia.com/news/goog...ing-as-android-security-bulletin-503614.shtml

     
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    I agree but I'd settle for 5 years.
     
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    https://threatpost.com/scope-of-gaping-android-security-hole-grows/118161/
     
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    I'd be happy with 3 or even possibly 2. I've not yet had one for more than 2.
     
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    I get a new Nexus every year. Phones shouldn't really last longer than that.
     
  12. lodore

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    I do think that mobile operating systems should have longer life cycle. not everyone wants or need to constantly upgrade. my Dad has the first gen Moto G which is no longer getting updates. the phone does what he needs it to and I am sure it would be able to run android M. when a flagship phone can be in the region of £700 two or even 3 years of updates is not enough IMHO.

    I will go back to a nexus phone when my contract runs out as I hate having to wait ages for updates.
     
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