These patch updates will take care of most of the security threats.
Hackers are getting more and more proficient, and the security of mobile phone users is now more at risk than ever. Smartphone developers have now realized this threat and are going to take security measures. Both Samsung and Google have revealed that they will now be releasing regular security patches for their respective smartphones.
Both companies stated that they will release a security patch for their smartphones once a month to get rid of the potential security threats.
Google will be first one of the two to dive into action as first of their planned fixes has started to roll out on Google Nexus devices. This patch takes care of the recently discovered libstagefright issue which allowed hackers to take control of the users’ devices just by sending them a text message.
Nexus devices featured in the new security program include Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7, Nexus 9, Nexus 10, and Nexus Player. Google assures that it will keep on supporting its new smartphones through regular patches for three years or “18 months from last sale of the device via the Google Store.”
So far, Samsung hasn’t discussed their detailed plans about this new security initiative, but we will surely hear more about it in the near future.
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