Android phone makers skip Google security updates without telling users – study

Finally, the truth is out! Google ships out security patches for Android smartphones as soon as a vulnerability is discovered. It seems that some Android smartphone manufacturers are skipping security patches without notifying users, instead claiming their smartphone’s software is up to date with Google’s monthly security releases, researchers say.

Researchers from Germany’s Security Research Labs (SRL) conducted a two-year study into the state of Android security focused around the monthly updates that Google issues and urges smartphone manufacturers to install.

Read the new research from Security Research Lab which confirms that many Android smartphone manufacturers don’t pass on the Google security updates to the final users on The Guardian.

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