Earlier in the week, Samsung said that some of its lineup would begin receiving monthly, security-focused updates following the release of patches for the Stagefright exploit. Soon after, Google confirmed the same news for its Nexus-branded devices.
Now with the focus on Android and security, another major manufacturer within the Android Army has announced that it, too, will officially support monthly updates that will focus primarily on security. LG released a statement to the folks at WIRED, saying that it will release security-focused updates every month that carriers will be able to push to their subscribers quickly enough:
LG will be providing security updates on a monthly basis which carriers will then be able to make available to customers immediately. We believe these important steps will demonstrate to LG customers that security is our highest priority.
There’s no doubt that security is a huge focal point right now, not even just for Android devices, as smartphones become more ubiquitous and carry more of our personal data. It’s good to see so many manufacturers promising these types of updates, even if it still remains to be seen whether or not the carriers actually work with them to release these updates in a timely (or even monthly) fashion. Fingers crossed, right?