Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th May 2018 22:47 UTC
Android

Updates are easily the biggest problem facing the Android ecosystem, and Google is working hard to fix that. Project Treble has proven that it's capable of making updates easier, and now Google is stepping up requirements for OEMs when it comes to security patches.

Every little step in this department is a welcome one. It's not yet clear what, exactly, the requirements entail, but hopefully, it's a strict and hard requirement to publish every monthly security update.

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RE[2]: Finally!
by unclefester on Sun 13th May 2018 02:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Finally!"
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The low cost models are MTK reference platforms with vanilla Android. This low margin business model makes software updates and ongoing support totally uneconomic.

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