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

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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by kurkosdr on Sat 12th May 2018 11:09 UTC
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If Google could start by making sure my Nexus 5X won't stop receiving security patches six months from now, that would be great. Then they can turn their attention to OEMs...

Someday, some kid will come up with the Android equivalent of Blaster and the hit to Google's reputation will be huge and the worldwide cost will be in the billions of dollars. This is what you get when you don't regulate the market and let short-term greed dominate decision-making. If the market was completely unregulated we'd be still driving cars without seatbelts spewing lead out of their exhaust and solder in electronics would also contain lead.

Edited 2018-05-12 11:15 UTC

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