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Numerous Android OEMs discovered to be lying about security patches

Numerous Android OEMs discovered to be lying about security patches

According to the firm there have been almost a dozen patches that were skipped by certain OEMs, which means that some users, and likely a large number of them considering how many Android phones are out there and how many vendors weren't applying the patches as regularly as Google intended, were continuing to use phones that weren't up to date and weren't able to protect their users from current (at the time) security risks that Google was pushing out these patches for. When Google creates new security updates each month, it trickles them down to device makers that get the ultimate say on how and when to update their phones. They found what they call a "patch gap": In many cases, certain vendors' phones would tell users that they had all of Android's security patches up to a certain date, while in reality missing as many as a dozen patches from that period-leaving phones vulnerable to a broad collection of known hacking techniques.

While Android operating system updates tend to take forever to reach users, Google and manufacturers are a little better at pushing out monthly security updates to the community, in order to plug potential holes. The Android security updates is an important aspect of an Android smartphone's security firewall.

Because of the structure of Android, security updates are dependent on device manufacturers, which can make the update process tricky. Timely security patches from OEMs promise to fix those, provided OEMs deliver them on time. With this kind of inconsistency in place, it is harder for users to actually know if their device is secure or not.

It is worth noting, though, that some manufacturers are apparently better at releasing updates than others.

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Over 1200 random devices were tested, and several devices were found to be lacking multiple security updates, which is critical for the phone's security, making it vulnerable to multiple hacks. The research shows that Samsung and Sony only missed a few patches over a two-year period. Well, not only does that home bar look like a narrower version of the bar you'll find on the iPhone X, but we hear that the Android version may function in a quite similar way, with users swiping up to access their home screens.

For all the good of Android's open-source approach, one of the clear and consistent downsides is that the onus to issue software updates falls on the manufacturer.

Bringing up the rear were ZTE and TCL, whose phones had an average of more than four missed Android security practices. And Android's fragmentation is a problem that remains unsolved.

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