Google’s Android OS currently holds the lion’s share of the mobile operating system market. Just last year, records show that Android accounts to over 1.4 billion users around the world and it continues to grow even to this day. With that said, its massive user base would equate to a louder call for mobile security. As such, the search engine giant wants to make sure that it will release security patches each month to keep its mobile operating system safe from vulnerability exploits. Read on and find out what security update the company has released for this month.
Google has already informed its partners regarding the issues in its latest bulletin post. Furthermore, the source code patches will also be available through the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) in the next couple of days.
“Partners were notified about the issues described in the bulletin on March 16, 2016 or earlier. Source code patches for these issues will be released to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) repository over the next 48 hours. This bulletin will be revised with the AOSP links when they are available,” reads the bulletin post.
According to the search engine giant, the most severe critical security vulnerability this month could enable remote execution on an affected device “through multiple methods such as email, web browsing, and MMS when processing media files.”
If you’re all worried about security flaws and issues, you can be first in line to take advantage of the fixes if you’re rocking a Nexus handset or if you’re capable of installing an Android Open Source project build. Otherwise, you’ll just have to wait until your smartphone’s manufacturer follows up with it.
To find out the full details regarding the update, users can go to the Android Security Bulletin for more information. If it’s too technical, you can just leave it in Google’s hands and wait for the update.