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Shaming is a step forward, but more work is needed for faster smartphone patching

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    Shaming carriers and smartphone manufacturers into applying patches faster is a step forward, but a lot more needs to be done to improve security of the Android platform, security experts say.

    Last month, Bloomberg, citing unnamed sources, is considering releasing a list of vendors ranked by how up-to-date their headsets are.

    This has long been a problem for Android. Unlike Apple, which can unilaterally push out updates to its customers as they come out, the situation with Android is a lot more complicated.

    When a patch comes out, only Nexus phones get them automatically, said Kyle Lady, research and development engineer at Duo Security.

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