Google and Samsung Prepping for Monthly OTA Updates
It looks like being more regular with software updates is the way out for mobile manufacturers as Google and Samsung both gear up to start a new process of monthly updates.
Executive Vice President and Head of Mobile Research and Development Office, IT & Mobile Communications at Samsung Electronics, Dong Jin Koh commented on the matter saying that in light of the recent security issues it is more suitable for them to turn to a more timely approach:
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.
Similarly, Google is also going to change gears when it comes to updating their devices including Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7, Nexus 9 and Nexus 10.
It appears that Samsung and Google both intend to push up the security of the Android platform and maybe, finally start including security under the pros of the platform instead of cons.