After the recent security problems cropping up for Android devices lately, including Stagefright, a few manufacturers have decided to start patching their devices more often. Samsung is one of those manufacturers.
In a manner similar to how Microsoft has been packing security exploits on Windows with their Patch Tuesday schedule happening on certain Tuesdays of the month. Samsung has not when specifically they will release updates every month, but they will be doing them soon.
The Executive Vice President of Samsung Electronics, Dong Jin Koh, stated in a press release:
“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.”
Of course, Samsung will also have to deal with their carrier partners across the globe, because even if Samsung patches an exploit, it doesn’t mean everyone will get it immediately. What do you think of Samsung’s new security policy?