Google announces monthly Nexus security updates, but that won’t fix Android
The Stagefright vulnerability really, uh, gave Android users a fright these last few weeks. But frankly, there’s nothing funny about having your digital life ruined by a simple text message. Google knows this, and it’s been doing some major damage control since the vulnerability was discovered. It’s also made some changes to its Nexus device update cycle in an effort to re-instill some confidence in the Android platform.
Adrian Ludwig, Android’s lead security engineer, and Venkat Rapaka, the director of Nexus product management, laid out Google’s new Nexus update policy in a blog post: