Why Are Android Devices Slow to Patch?


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As Duo Labs found in the latest iteration of The 2018 Duo Trusted Access Report, 90 percent of Android devices were not on the latest security patch released 26 days prior.

Kyle Lady of Duo Labs states:

“For most Android devices, users are at the mercy of their mobile carriers to provide updates. In turn, carriers have to wait for device manufacturers to provide updated software for each model they produce. The platform fragmentation of Android provides great flexibility for manufacturers, but with that upside comes the downside of a substantial overhead to produce updates for the combination of every model and every carrier."

Read a new article exploring Android security patching by Information Security Journalist Thu Pham here: Why Are Android Devices Slow to Patch? | Duo Security

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