Don't expect HTC to promise monthly security updates says company executive Jason Mackenzie
Early in August, Samsung announced its intentions to send out monthly security updates to Android phones. One week later, Google said that it too would send out such updates each month. Google also included a feature on Android 6.0 that will show you when your handset last downloaded and installed a security update.
Over the weekend, Mackenzie was tag-teamed on Twitter by some curious smartphone owners wondering why Samsung and LG promised to send out these security updates monthly, while HTC did not make such a commitment. Mackenzie replied that the carriers make such a timetable "unrealistic" and that HTC did not want to make an unrealistic promise. Those of you who have had to deal with a long-delayed update can understand exactly where the executive is coming from.
All of this talk about security on Android can only be putting a smile on the face of BlackBerry CEO John Chen, who late last month confirmed the existence of the company's Android-powered slider, the BlackBerry Priv. The device, which is rumored to be released next month, will reportedly have a strong focus on security. After all, the name of the handset, Priv, is short for Privacy.
source: @JasonMacHTC via AndroidHeadlines