Google to Require OEMs to Push Regular Android Security Updates Which is a Good Thing

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  1. Calliers

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    Updates in the Android world have always been a pain point. Unsurprisingly, folks don’t want to be running outdated software, especially outdated security software. To counter this ongoing issue, Google made mention during its “What’s New In Android Security” session at this year’s I/O that it will soon be requiring OEMs to push regular security updates to devices.

    How will they require it, you may ask? Well, Google now has it inside of the OEM agreements, which is great news for consumers.

    “We’ve also worked on building security patching into our OEM agreement. This will lead to a massive increase in the number of devices and users receiving regular security patches, so we’re really excited about that,” Android’s security lead Dave Kleidermacher announced.
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