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Samsung 'fast tracks' Android security fixes with monthly updates

Billy Steele
08.05.15
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To ensure that your Samsung devices get timely updates when security issues arise, the company announced a new plan for the patches. Samsung is changing how it handles the security problems by fast tracking fixes via over-the-air updates which will happen "regularly about once per month." The device maker says it worked with carriers to quickly patch the Android Stagefright flaw that let hackers access phones through MMS videos. Moving forward, Samsung will employ a similar process for beaming out updates, with a hand from carriers and other partners to make sure Android gadgets are updated as soon as possible -- especially when it comes to critical issues. "Since software is constantly exploited in new ways, developing a fast response process to deliver security patches to our devices is critical to keep them protected," explains Samsung executive vice president Dong Jin Koh. Expect to see more info on devices and update timelines in the near future.

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