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Report: Some Android phones are given credit for security patch updates they never received

5 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

A security outfit located in German says that some Android phone manufacturers are pulling the wool over their customers' eyes. Researchers working for Security Research Labs discovered that companies like Google, HTC, Samsung, Sony, Motorola, ZTE, TCL and others are skipping over some Android security patch updates even though the phones show that they were installed.
SRL checked out the firmware on 1,200 Android handsets and looked for every patch disseminated in 2017. The results were interesting. Outside of the Google Pixel and Google Pixel 2, the tests revealed that even high-end ...
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Some Android OEMs are effectively lying about security updates by changing dates without adding patches

Some Android OEMs are effectively lying about security updates by changing dates without adding patches

5 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Google

Updates on Android have long been a mess. Despite Google's best efforts to improve security and make updates easier for everyone, it's rare that an OEM can actually keep up with everything Google is doing. According to a new report, though, some have just been saying they're up to date, without actually putting in the work...
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