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Android’s ‘toxic hellstew’ of vulnerabilities is slowly getting fixed

Google’s most recent report on Android security reveals that its mobile platform is safer than ever from bugs and malware, but that there’s a long way to go until everyone on Android can feel secure. That’s not to say that Google isn’t working on eliminating bugs and eradicating threats, it’s just that Google can’t control the way OEMs and carriers push out security patches.

Moreover, the report reveals that nearly one in three Android devices will never receive crucial security updates.

According to Google, 70.8% of existing Android devices are eligible for monthly security updates, while 29% aren’t supported. The first gadgets to receive the latest security updates are its Nexus smartphones and tablets. Since August 2015, Google has provided monthly updates to its Nexus devices, releasing them to partners. However, only handsets running Android 4.4.4 KitKat or later can receive…

Read the entire article from BGR here: Android’s ‘toxic hellstew’ of vulnerabilities is slowly getting fixed


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