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Samsung fast-tracks Android security updates

Samsung Electronics will implement a new Android security update process that fast tracks the security patches over the air when security vulnerabilities are uncovered on a regular basis.

Working with the network providers and partners, Samsung has fast tracked security updates to its Galaxy devices with the recent Android Stagefright issues. Acknowledging the importance of time sensitivity in addressing major vulnerabilities, the company plans to further improve the system and employ it as a timely security patch practice.

“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 procedure to deliver security patches to our devices is critical to keep these 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,” said Paulo Ferreira, Director of Enterprise Mobility at Samsung Electronics SA.

Samsung is currently in conversation with network providers around the world to execute the new approach. More details about the specific models and timelines will be released soon.

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