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Re: when can we expect OS updates for stagefright vulnerability?

JustChris1976
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There's no time to waste on this. Now that knowledge of the vulnerability has exploded, it won't take long before we start seeing cases of hacks. (So far, no known user hacks have occured.)

Google has provided patches. Now it's up to Verizon to distribute them. Even if it's a stand-alone patch, it needs to get pushed out ASAP.

I'm going to call them, even though I know what they'll tell me. If we start clogging up the support lines, hopefully it'll let them know their cust base  really cares about this.

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Re: when can we expect OS updates for stagefright vulnerability?

Snn5
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Or, you could call the manufacturer of the device, since it's up to them.

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Re: when can we expect OS updates for stagefright vulnerability?

justjames
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Actually, that's not how it works. With Verizon, at least, system updates come from Verizon once they've been reviewed or tested or something which is frequently months after Google has released them.

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Re: when can we expect OS updates for stagefright vulnerability?

Snn5
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So, you say:  Google (skip Manufacturer) then Verizon then Customer?

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Re: when can we expect OS updates for stagefright vulnerability?

Tidbits
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No that's not how it works... When it comes to CRITICAL updates. There's multiple examples like Heartbleed, Rage in the Cage, and the Samsung keyboard exploits to name a few. All those were updated without carrier involvement.

To top it off if stuff doesn't start working right people would blame the carrier when it comes to basic releases or OS upgrades. Catch 22 if you ask me. They'll get blamed no matter what they do. In Europe surprisingly they blame the manufacturer and pressure manufacturers and they get better support. And yes they sign contracts for their phones and yes carriers do testing too. Go figure?

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Re: when can we expect OS updates for stagefright vulnerability?

Tidbits
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Also Verizon is NOT a manufacturer. They are a distributor if anything. Manufacturers have to test the patch against their devices then push them out. No manufacturer to date has pushed out a fix. Also Google only patched 1 of their devices which is the Nexus 6 Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 are vulnerable.

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Re: when can we expect OS updates for stagefright vulnerability?

justjames
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The articles I've read say that Google releases upgrades to Android which are then released by the carrier when it is ready. In my own experience, I've only gotten upgrades from the manufacturer for apps with its brand.

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Re: when can we expect OS updates for stagefright vulnerability?

Tidbits
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Carriers do not touch code. Manufacturers do. Google released them to OEMs(manufacturers) which they need to incorporate the code into their code.

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Re: when can we expect OS updates for stagefright vulnerability?

KenChv
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Hello Verizon? Anyone there care to demonstrate that you even care about this issue??

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Re: when can we expect OS updates for stagefright vulnerability?

Snn5
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Verizon cares, but must have the patch from the manufacturer first who gets it from Google. 

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