The problem with Android is that there are so many companies out there who make Android-based handsets, which means that not only is it confusing for users to choose from, but they will also need to take into consideration about which OEM might be the most reputable for pushing out timely updates.

This is one of the reasons why Android is still so fragmented even until today, although Google has been working to change that. The latest change to ensure timely updates was revealed at Google I/O where Google’s head of Android security, David Kleidermacher, said that they will now write in security patch requirements into its agreements with Android OEMs if they want to keep making Android handsets.

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According Kleidermacher, “We’ve also worked on building security patching into our OEM agreement. Now this will really lead to a massive increase in the number of devices and users receiving regular security patches.” This comes on the heels of reports that some Android manufacturers might have been lying about security patches being installed on their devices.

While this doesn’t address the issue of Android updates itself, we suppose at the very least it will help to keep Android handsets safe from threats. In the meantime you can check out the video above to get a better idea of what some of the security changes are coming to Android.

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