Google Requires Android Phone Makers to Patch for Two Years

In its efforts to clean up haphazard Android patching, Google says that it will now contractually oblige Android handset makers to distribute its patches for at least two years.


The move is expected to make Google’s Android partners comply with its patching commitments while allowing vendors some room to cater for broad product lines.


It is said that the new terms will not affect Samsung much, but other vendors will have to provide “at least four security updates” within the first year of the phone’s launch, with Android security updates to be delivered in year two.


Source: ZDNet

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