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Android Security Patches Released

Looking forward to receiving updates in 13 months: (via PCW) Android gets patches for critical flaws in media handling, hardware drivers / http://www.pcworld.com/article/3193817/security/android-gets-patches-for-critical-flaws-in-media-handling-hardware-drivers.html

See also: Android Security Bulletin—May 2017

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Getting More Like Apple Every Day

This has no doubt been on Google's agenda for sometime. Call it there desire to un-ring a bell of a failed business plan structure. They had previously thrown Android OS into the wild. Different phone manufactuers gobbled it up. Which worked for a while, but then things began to slide off the rails. Too many flavors of the same ice cream sandwich.

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It Might As Well Be Android Radio

Don't get me wrong. I love my Android. I've never owned anything iOS (although it's time I move out of my comfort zone and give it a try). Basically to me it's Coca-Cola vs. Pepsi. Yeah, both sides have their fans but for someone such as myself they're identical -- both are colas. You can't get past that, and sometimes I find it amusing when one side puts down the other. Both sides are entrenched in their beliefs (you'd think it was a political ideology for heaven's sake!) and yet from my point of view they're the same. Colas. Mobile devices. They're the same more or less. Android vs. iOS.

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Not so fast

Well it was a good idea while it lasted.

(via ZDNet) Microsoft may have detonated its Android on Windows Phone 'bridge' / http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-may-have-detonated-its-android-on-windows-phone-bridge/

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Critical Patches Release for Android

For both Lollipop and Marshmallow. Article states, "The source code for the fixes will also be added to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) over the next 48 hours."

Additionally, "Hackers could remotely exploit the vulnerabilities in multiple ways, including sending MMS messages and tricking users to play media in the browser."

Patching things up in Nexus devices, but what of the others?

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