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The biggest problem I have with this story is the amount of time the exploit has gone on without anyone doing or saying anything. This is what you get with an open and fragmented operating system. Android is like linux. In desperate need of standards and unification. It also needs to be tougher with carriers about updating.


A carrier can literally decide to never update models of phones with new OS's


HTC evo is a perfect example.

Linux is a kernel and anything else has nothing to do with Linux and it runs just fine on other unix compatible operating systems. This is specifically a problem with Google's software itself and the Android layer that runs on top of the base *nix system and linux kernel.

There is no problem with fragmentation, if you don't get an official upgrade you can install your own ROM, which is really just a linux distribution.

So, where are the Windows Phone 8 and iOS distributions?
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Linux is a kernel and anything else has nothing to do with Linux and it runs just fine on other unix compatible operating systems. This is specifically a problem with Google's software itself and the Android layer that runs on top of the base *nix system and linux kernel.

There is no problem with fragmentation, if you don't get an official upgrade you can install your own ROM, which is really just a linux distribution.

So, where are the Windows Phone 8 and iOS distributions?

The only thing I would say about the IOS (not sure how windows works for phones) updates is that they seem to be better about controlling what gets pushed. Since nothing gets added to the phone without Apple's permission, when they push an update, it gets to the user pretty fast. This is the only good thing about IOS (IMO), the question then comes how quickly do they push out updates (especially security updates)?

To answer that question, I will ask another question, how long are jailbreaks workable? Jailbreaking your phone is done through a security vulnerability in the OS to give you root access to the device. This is you intentionally exploiting your own device, but the same exploit could be used for "other" purposes. That alone, that people are willingly exploiting their own devices should tell you everything about that picture. On top of that, again, how long is the jailbreak public before it is patched? 1 Month? 2 months? etc... That would tell you their turn around time on these.

As it stands, any security holes that people either report to Google, or Google finds themselves have routinely been patched within a month, if not a couple weeks.
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