Safety has at all times been a urgent factor with Android gadgets. Even supposing maximum customers would possibly not know (or care) that their telephone is in the back of on safety patches, it will probably go away them uncovered to threats. Just a handful of OEMs are recognized to ship well timed updates, and a few corporations mislead customers completely.

Right through the ‘What is new in Android safety’ consultation at Google I/O, Dave Kleidermacher (who turned into the Android Safety Director in January) discussed that Google will now require OEMs to roll out common safety updates. You’ll watch it within the above video (on the 2:14 mark), however this is the overall quote:

We’ve additionally labored on construction safety patching into our OEM settlement. Now this may increasingly in point of fact lead to an enormous build up within the collection of gadgets, and customers, receiving common safety patches.

So what does “common safety patches” imply? At the present time, we will be able to simplest speculate. Google calls for gadgets within the Android Endeavor Beneficial program to obtain per month safety updates inside of 90 days – in all probability the OEM settlement has identical phrases. We have now reached out to Google for remark.