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[6]: Finally!
by Alfman on Sun 13th May 2018 06:56 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Finally!"
Alfman
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2011-01-28

oiaohm,

You have the wrong point of view. People don't care about security until they have the device breached and their bank account emptied.

Updates are important. Now if you want to drop frequency of need updates you have to drop bug count. Drop bug count means improve quality control procedures.


Those are excellent points. Users do care about after sale support and breaches once problems arise, but they often overlook lousy support options at the time of sale. I would think that if they could know ahead of time the specific problems they would face, then it would obviously become factored into their buying decisions, but alas the future can come as a surprise.

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