Lately more and more device makers have started taking Android security patches seriously, deploying them only a few weeks after Google releases them, and making them available for at least their high-end handsets. To drive that point home, today Verizon has started sending out over-the-air updates for a whopping 11 Android smartphones.
All of the updates contain nothing more than the latest security patches, but this is quite a feat - owners of these 11 devices will be up to date in terms of security fixes after installing the new software.
The phones in question are the HTC 10, Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Force Droid, Moto Z Play, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note5, Note Edge, S5, S6, S6 edge, and S6 edge+. As always, receiving the update notification on your handset may take a few days, since the over-the-air rollout is staged.
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It's a really nice trend, lets hope it continues this way. Security (when it works) may be boring to the general public, but lack of security is just one step away from drama should anyone visibly exploit it (like ransomware does).
Having security updates are just as important as OS updates. I'm glad that it was rolled out.