Google commits to launching Android security updates for Nexus devices once per month
Following the recent discovery of the Stagefright vulnerability, Google today announced that, from now on, it's going to roll out over the air security updates to its Nexus devices once per month (in addition to platform updates, whenever these are ready). The following Nexus models are included here: Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7, Nexus 9, Nexus 10, and Nexus Player. The first such update is available to these devices starting today, and includes fixes addressing the aforementioned Stagefright exploit.
According to Google, security patches will be rolled ou to Nexus devices up to 3 years from a device's initial availability, or for 18 months after a device has been purchased from Google Store.
Samsung today also said that it's committed to launching security updates for its Android smartphones and tablets about once per month. All in all, it's good to see that the companies that matter most to the Android ecosystem are quick to address security-related problems.