[HLUG] Google cuts back on Android security fixes

Julian Robbins joolsr1 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 13 22:03:43 UTC 2015

Very valid point. Apparently security updates will only be released for
version 4.4 and 5.0 of Android. But then Google dont release major new
versions of the Android itself for anything apart from relatively new


On 13 January 2015 at 18:10, George DiceGeorge <dicegeorge at hotmail.com>

> This is awful news,
> like Microsoft abandoning Windows XP users to spyware and hackers
> now google are doing the same -
> do they expect everybody to landfill their old phones and buy new ones?
> It just wont happen.
> [george]
> Google cuts back on Android security fixes
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30795253
> Millions of Android users could be at risk as Google cuts back on security
> updates for older versions of its smartphone operating system.
> The risk arises because Google has stopped producing security updates for
> parts of those older versions.
> About 60% of all Android users, those on Android 4.3 or older, will be
> affected by the change.
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