Google mandates two years of Android Security Updates in a new contract


Google has mandated all Smartphone Manufacturers, instructing them that if their Android device is Popular they must then provided Security O.S Updates for atleast four times within a year.

This a great news for Android users, because many of Android phone makers don’t like releasing updates, but it is now a mandate all mist abide.

According to what The Verge reported, Google stated that;

Security updates are mandated within the second year as well, though without a specified minimum number of releases.”

The contract covers any phone launched after January 2018 that has been “activated by more than 100,000 users”.



Many Smartphone makers have abandoned security updates of some device, this has been a problem on Android, where phone manufacturers will sometimes ignore products as they age or their use count dwindles. Consumers have rarely had certainty that their device would get timely updates, leading to flaws that remain open well beyond when they were identified.


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