Samsung has announced that it will roll out “Android security update process” that fast tracks known security patches over-the-air (OTA) to devices.
The South Korean company will release these security updates for its Android phones and tablets once every month. Samsung plans to further develop this process and implement it as a timely security update practice.
“With the recent security issues, we have been rethinking the approach to getting security updates to our devices in a more timely manner. 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. We believe that this new process will vastly improve the security of our devices and will aim to provide the best mobile experience possible for our users.”
said Dong Jin Koh, Executive Vice President and Head of Mobile Research and Development Office, IT & Mobile Communications at Samsung Electronics.
Samsung will still need to gain approval from carriers before pushing out updates like this over-the-air, but they did mention that they are already engaged in talks with a few to make this as quick of a process as possible. Earlier today, Google also announced Stagefright update for its Nexus devices.