Following the reveal of the Stagefright Android security vulnerability, a lot of smartphone OEMs were quick to announce that they would be issuing monthly security updates to their devices, thus ensuring that their phones are constantly up to date against the latest threats that are discovered.
The good news for Samsung owners is that if you live in the US and you own an unlocked Galaxy handset, Samsung has revealed that they are committing themselves to issuing monthly security updates to these devices. This isn’t to say that Samsung never cared about security, it’s just that their updates weren’t particularly frequent.
In a statement obtained by the folks at ZDNet, Samsung said, “Due to various circumstances, we have been releasing security updates for unlocked (open) Galaxy devices in the U.S. on a quarterly basis. However, we have now resolved the challenges; and we are committed to releasing security updates for those devices on a monthly basis.”
Clearly this is good news and for unlocked Galaxy handset owners, it seems that Samsung has also revealed that the March security update should be coming soon for unlocked handsets in the US, after which users should be able to continue to expect timely updates on a monthly basis.