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Google will make it mandatory for OEMs to provide regular security updates

Google is making it easier for smartphone manufacturers to deliver security updates, all thanks to its Project Treble initiative

  • Published: May 11, 2018 3:57 PM IST
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Android P has a lot of features to offer, but not all of them have to do with AI or design. According to a recent report, Google will require manufacturers to roll out regular security updates for their smartphones. This was also announced by the head of Android Security, David Kleidermacher, who further revealed all the security changes coming to Android P.

As per a report from XDA Developers, Kleidermacher announced that Google is modifying OEM agreements to include revisions that require regular security patches. He also stated how Google has managed to make it easier for manufacturers to work on updates for their smartphones, all thanks to the architectural changes brought in with Project Treble. Besides that though, there was limited information shared about others aspects of the security patch, regarding its frequency and when it will be implemented.

Kleidermacher was quoted saying, “We’ve also worked on building security patching into our OEM agreements. Now this will really lead to a massive increase in the number of devices and users receiving regular security patches,”.

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Until now, Google has been rolling out security patches almost every month. However, it was reported that most OEMs have missed out on security updates or have only provided them for their flagship smartphones. The change brought in by Project Treble will help Google and manufacturers provide regular updates to end users on time.

Besides that, Google announced a lot of things at its I/O Developer Conference. We got a taste of some new features of the Android P and are happy to learn that it’s going to be coming to number of devices, other than just Pixel smartphones.

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  • Published Date: May 11, 2018 3:57 PM IST