- Apr 4, 2014
^ sense at last.Google should split their updates into different sections, with security updates going to all phones immediately. OS upgrades and UI stuff can go through the manufacturers, and only the radio parts should have to go through the cellular operators. Then at least we will get a bit more updates.
That is not a solution that the vast majority of Android phone users will ever use. The real problem with Android vulnerabilities isn't with the techies like you who can flash custom roms, it's with the enormous numbers (what is it now, 1billion Android devices? And around 1-2% running 5.1, and even less who will get a security update?) of people who will never know that there is an issue and never get an update from their manufacturers to fix the problem. Those people are sitting ducks for exploits like this.Cynogen Roms is all you need or build your own.Remove all Google rubbish.