We continue to laps with the fragmentation on Android and the Google operating system updates. The company is flooding its Google I / O with announcements of how they intend to put an end to this problem that affects millions of users across the globe, and now the Internet giant is trying to “get their hands” on the Internet. Android security patches .
During a talk at the company’s annual developer conference, the head of security for Google for Android, David Kleidermacher, has suggested that soon all OEMs will be required to deploy their security patches for Android on regular basis. XDA Developers stresses that Google is working on “Build security patches in our OEM agreements” that would lead to a “Massive increase” in the amount of security updates available to all users of the Google operating system.
We agree that it is something necessary, but perhaps the users what they expect is the obligation to manufacturers to update their smartphones to the latest versions of Android available to end with figures as very poor as those presented by Android Oreo , for example, at present.
Google has been launching every month security patches for Android since 2015. These updates contain fixes for newly discovered vulnerabilities so it is essential software to keep the devices as safe as possible. That is why it is so important that OEMs implement these updates on their devices as soon as possible, something that Google wants to achieve by obligation, we do not know whether by contract or by other means.
So far no telephone manufacturer is obliged to apply the security patches but, even with everything, recently it was discovered with brands such as Sony, HTC, Motorola or, most striking, Google itself, They were lying when publishing and installing the monthly patches .
At the moment we do not know how you plan to do Google that the OEMs meet these requirements, but of course you have to recognize Google’s efforts to try to end the fragmentation in Android . The brand is already working on increase the speed of Android updates together with Qualcomm and we hope that having to wait more than a year (in the best of cases) since the release of a version of the operating system that is destined to be forgotten forever.