Samsung and Nexus Devices Will Now Get Monthly Security UpdatesAndroid

Samsung and Nexus Devices Will Now Get Monthly Security Updates

Eric Ravenscraft , Gawker Media

Samsung and Nexus Devices Will Now Get Monthly Security Updates

Last week, a pretty nasty Android security vulnerability was discovered, leaving most folks wondering if their devices would ever get fixed. Now, Google and Samsung have announced a new program that will roll out security updates every month.

Anyone who's ever waited for an Android update will recognize this as a major shift from previous update policies. Both Samsung and Google have promised that they will update their Galaxy and Nexus lines respectively at least once per month. Of course, that's still a lot of devices, and it's unclear how many older phones or tablets will be left out.

For Google's part, the current security updates will roll out to the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7, Nexus 9, Nexus 10, and Nexus Player. Beyond that, Google promises security updates for up to three years from either initial availability of a device, or 18 months after the last sale on the Google store of a particular device. Samsung has not given any specifics about which devices will be support or for how long.

Google Announces New Update Policy For Nexus Devices Including Monthly Security Patches For 3 Years And Major OTAs For 2 Years From Release | Android Police

Photo by Karlis Dambrans .

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