Samsung announces plans to launch monthly Android security patches
posted by Mihai A. / Aug 05, 2015, 1:00 PM
Samsung says that it has worked with carriers to quickly patch the Android Stagefright vulnerability, a security breach that potentially allows hackers to take control of a device through a malicious MMS. Samsung says that it recognizes the importance of "fast-tracking" security vulnerabilities and deploying fixes as soon as possible, which is why the company plans to collaborate with carriers to regularly patch all security vulnerabilities that will be discovered in the future. Samsung says that these security updates "will take place regularly about once per month". As a side note, it's worth mentioning that Samsung was one of the first smartphone manufacturers to issue patches for the Stagefright vulnerability.
Here's what Dong Jun Koh, Executive Vice President at Samsung had to say in the official blog post that announced the new Samsung initiative:
Samsung says that it is actively conversing with carriers across the globe to implement its new "Android Security Update Process". At the moment, Samsung did not provide more details, but the company said that detailed timelines will be released soon. Thoughts?
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Where's our security patch against Touchwiz?
posted on Aug 05, 2015, 1:07 PM 11
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Troll harder. Why is this Samsung's task? This should be Google's responsibility. I feel like Google releases an OS and leaves it for dead after release.
posted on Aug 05, 2015, 1:16 PM 13
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Check this out.http://www.androidpolice.com/2
posted on Aug 05, 2015, 1:22 PM 3
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Unlike Microsoft that does that for computers and charges for the software, Android is free. As in free beer. That's why they'll fix their issues but leave the rest to the manufacturers. They get what they paid for.
posted on Aug 05, 2015, 1:42 PM 1
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It's Samsung's task because they take the open source Android and modify of, all the way down to the framework. Sometimes it works in their favor, like when their phones didn't suffer from the boot animation memory leak. But, Google can't release patches for every variation of Android that every OEM modifies.
posted on Aug 05, 2015, 2:09 PM 4
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How about updating your phones to the latest Android OS instead
posted on Aug 05, 2015, 2:26 PM 0
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Samsung updates their flagship up to 3 years after it was released in some cases! Stop complaining to samsung and complain to your greedy American carrier. Android 5.1.1 has been available for the GS6 for months already. Yet Att is still to release it. Troll harder
posted on Aug 05, 2015, 2:57 PM 0
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It is not Samsung fault. It's just apple has a complete dictatorship over their OS. They have a special agreement with carriers that if they want to sell iPhone they have to allow their products to be updated directly and no bloatware.
posted on Aug 05, 2015, 6:21 PM 0
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Nope, because sales don't matter. The general Populace are sheep and told what to buy. Seriously, its amazing if you ever go into a store and watch the lies being told, its rather bleh to be honest. For every Samsung, there is an LG/HTC/etc to take their place. Do you think 90% of customers use their Samsung in anyway that couldn't be done on another OEM without the user caring? Because their is no competition to iPhone there is no bargaining on the table for the carrier. They either sell a device that is hot, or not.
posted on Aug 06, 2015, 6:16 AM 0
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Sure Samsung, sure you will. You can't even give your last gen flagships yearly OS updates.
posted on Aug 05, 2015, 2:28 PM 1
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