It’s not enough to have the most ubiquitous OS on the planet.“My guess is that this is the single largest software update the world has ever seen. Hundreds of millions of devices are going to be updated in the next few days. It’s incredible. All Nexus devices are going to be patched, and Samsung, Motorola, HTC, LG, Sony, Android One, and hundreds of other manufacturers are going to push out the patches too”
See Biggest security update in history coming up: Google patches Android hijack bug Stagefright Vulnerabilities will happen and you’ve got to fix them to remain credible in the markets. It took M$ decades to get serious about security by which time it was too late. Their installed base was riddled with malware and waves of security breaches. Android/Linux has stayed fairly secure by comparison but the installed base is so huge now that something more had to be done.
Too bad they can’t commit to patching “forever”. My old smartphone still runs Android/Linux 2.*… 😉