The recent CPU vulnerability and Android security

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  1. hammerhead13

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    Those get special Access to Updates since they are supported different then typical end user like you or me. Pay to Play is their idea and since they want to limit reg Customers i dont see them making Public Patches for XP.
     
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    they did released a xp public patch last year.
     
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    This is true but that was a courtesy and is not mandatory for them to do so. They really want people off XP and on Win 01 then they will stop sending Patches for XP & Vista for End Users and just support Paid Business.
     
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    Our Samsung Galaxy S7 still doesn’t have Oreo. We’re near Chicago in the USA. Samsung really needs to improve their update process.


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    Not sure why the S7 would have Oreo before the S8 & Note8. Typically current Flagship would get OS 1st the last gen.
     
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    I don’t understand why it takes so long for any model of phone to take almost a year to get the latest OS. Apple has several versions of iPhones and iPads, but each model that can accept the latest OS receives notification within less than 24 hours.


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    but should those who got their phones first get the update first. It is just like standing in line for the ticket window to open, when the window open, would you be upset if those who just got in line got their tickets first?
     
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    Unfortunately with Android fragmentation there are so many vendors and different hardware configurations so releasing software will take longer even if it's just a mfg like Samsung. How many different phones they make is easily 4-5x Apple. Apple has 2 phones per year and they are nearly identical with HW except Plus with bigger screen and camera. Much easier to make software for only 1 type of configuration. Even if the go through 3-4 generations that's only a few configurations. Samsung would be probably 10× that over the same time period. This is the only pitfall with Android.
     
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    I agree on this one but Manufacturers give empty promises. My DROID Turbo was promised M and I did get it well After my Force got N.

    They try to push latest OS on Latest Phones to increase Sales. Older phone sales are non factor at that point.

    Of course that is just my take on it all.
     
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    Especially given the newly discovered chip vulnerabilities, this delay is not acceptable. Android needs to streamline firmware update delivery, and by a huge factor.


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    Android isn't the problem, it's manufacturers and cell providers who take their time with updates.
     
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