In a statement issued to Wired, LG confirmed that it will join Samsung and Google in attempting to send out monthly security updates to its Android devices. The move is in response to the Stagefright vulnerability that was made public last week, which has left almost every Android device susceptible to pretty serious attacks through MMS.
LG said that it will provide monthly security updates to carriers who can then make them immediately available to customers. While that sounds like a positive step, just keep in mind that the word “carriers” was involved there and we all know how terrible carriers are at pushing out updates.
Here is the statement:
“LG will be providing security updates on a monthly basis which carriers will then be able to make available to customers immediately. We believe these important steps will demonstrate to LG customers that security is our highest priority,”
Good for LG, Samsung and Google to finally take security and updates seriously, but until we actually see this happen swiftly, we’ll remain skeptical of the entire idea. I hate to be like that,. but we’ve been told for years that manufacturers and Google and everyone else involved will push updates quicker to customers, yet haven’t seen any of it come to fruition.