Microsoft strengthens fight with Android, Announces New Cross-platform Features

During a speech at the once a year Google I/O developer convention, Google’s head of security for Android David Kleidermacher perceived to recommend that OEMs will quickly be required to roll out common security patches. “We’ve also worked on building security patching into our OEM agreements. Now this will really lead to a massive increase in the number of devices and users receiving regular security patches,” Kleidermacher was quoted as saying.

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Google has been freeing per month security patches for Android since 2015. These updates comprise fixes for lately came upon vulnerabilities. In order to stay units as secure as conceivable, OEMs will have to roll out those updates to their units once they may be able to. However, they aren’t these days required to take action.

Most smartphone manufacturers usually roll out the monthly Android security patches, at least to its flagship smartphones. However, a report had recently claimed that many OEMs have missed several monthly security patches, and Hope said it was looking into the reports. It appears Google is looking to regularise the whole process, finally. With Project Treble and new efforts to get manufacturers to roll out regular security updates, the company clearly wants to get updates (both software and security) to end users quicker. However, there is little information available on the details of the provisions of the updated agreement.

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