Google Makes a Cautious Move, Nexus To Get Monthly Security Updates
FREEMONT, CA: As a requisitory measure against malwares, of the likes of the Stagefright flaw, Google plans to release monthly security updates. These updates would be rolled out for devices: Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7(both generations), Nexus 9 and Nexus 10. Along with the security fixes, the monthly OTA updates will be including general bug fixes, but the prime focus is on improvements in security.
Stagefright can potentially attack any Android smartphone, tablet, or other device running on Android versions 2.2 or higher. It can enter a system from varied sources, ranging from spam websites, suspicious files, strangers or even torrent files. And once, the device receives a text, the hacking procedure is executed.
A representative from Google mentions “Nexus devices will continue to receive major updates for at least two years and security patches for the longer of three years from initial availability or 18 months from last sale of the device via the Google Store."
Android being an open source platform implies that it’s practically accessible for any reviewer to get the required know how and identify potential security risks. Hence, the open ecosystem is backing Android to attain more strength and security. Through this move, Google sends a gesture of assurance to its users outlining that Security is still their top priority.