Yesterday was the first Monday of the month, and that means another batch of patches for Android, fixing flaws that can be exploited by apps and webpages to hijack devices. As usual, if you’re not using a Google Nexus device, you’re at the mercy of your manufacturer and phone carrier to approve and distribute these updates, which may take some time. Although Google Play Services on Android gadgets can install updates quietly in the background direct from Google, it can’t reach the lowest levels of the operating system – which is precisely where these bugs lurk. Nexus devices get their updates straight from Google.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register