Security has become a major focus for the Android platform nowadays. This has been evident especially, with Google offering security patches every month and Samsung also leading smartphone manufacturers in doing the same. LG has also not been left behind, the company is now releasing its own security bulletin, which begins with the Google’s security update for the month of May. Users will now be able to see all the potential vulnerabilities that may affect their devices, as well as access Google’s own bulletin via a link provided on the LG site. The vulnerabilities are also categorized by severity, which is great.

After the Stagefright vulnerability was discovered last year, Google has proven its commitment to ensuring security is tight on Android devices, and other OEMs are following suit. However the system has its flaws, for instance, carriers. Though its a great to see companies such as Samsung and LG make an effort to keep their devices protected by updating their devices with Google’s latest patch releases, carriers have to go through every patch as it comes, which means getting an update could take an entire month or even more. And of course, there is the issue of the loads of smartphone models provided by the different varieties of OEMs across the different mobile carriers around.

Manufacturers are yet to fully keep their promise of rolling out monthly security updates, with older phones seemingly no longer a priority once new models are launched. But only time will tell if a solution will be found for these sort of issues.

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