Google, Android, and Smartphone Manufacturers

Forbes: Google’s inability to force software updates threatens Android. “The public exposure of the StageFright vulnerabilities has seen Google push manufacturers and networks to sign up to its monthly security updates and push these through regularly, but uptake has not been universal – HTC is the latest manufacturer that is having to say thanks but no thanks because it believes a monthly update is unrealistic when put alongside the demands of carrier testing programs.”

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