11373-10228_android_malware_600_super-e1354639316566Remember the other day we reported that a security firm had discovered a four year old vulnerability in Android that could potentially affect up to 99% of Android devices out there? Well the good news is that Google wasted no time in fixing it and according to Gina Scigliano, Google’s Android Communications Manager, it seems that it has been confirmed that Google has since provided a patch to their partners, some of whom, like Samsung, have begun shipping the fix to Android devices. Basically what this means is that while Google has the patch ready, you might have to wait a bit until your manufacturer incorporates it in their next update, so some of your friends might receive it earlier, or maybe even later than you. Those in countries where updates have to go through carrier approval probably will end up waiting much longer. In any case hopefully manufacturers will be getting on this right away, so keep your eyes peeled for any updates that your manufacturer or carrier might be pushing to you in the near future!

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