It looks like Google and Samsung are not the only companies who are committed to keep your Android devices safe. LG recently also announced their plans for monthly security updates, while Motorola recently released an update for its existing devices to fix the Stagefright security flaw.
On Friday last week, the Wired reported that an unnamed source from LG said that the company will be providing monthly updates to its Android devices.
“LG will be providing security updates on a monthly basis which carriers will then be able to make available to customers immediately. We believe these important steps will demonstrate to LG customers that security is our highest priority.”
Meanwhile, Motorola announced that they will be releasing an update to its existing devices in response to the Stagefright flaw. New devices like the Moto X Style, Moto X Play and Moto G (2015 edition) will be updated at launch, and if you are using any Motorola devices up to 2 years old, there’s a fix for you too:
- Moto X Style
- Moto X Play
- Moto X (1st Gen, 2nd Gen)
- Moto X Pro
- Moto Maxx/Turbo
- Moto G (1st Gen, 2nd Gen, 3rd Gen)
- Moto G LTE (1st Gen, 2nd Gen)
- Moto E (1st Gen, 2nd Gen)
- Moto E 4G (2nd Gen)
- DROID Turbo
- DROID Ultra/Mini/Maxx
Let’s hope that more smartphone manufacturers follow these companies and issue security fixes soon. Meanwhile for the rest of us who are still vulnerable to the flaw, just be careful when you receive your MMS, and disable auto retrieve for multimedia messages on your default messaging app, Hangsouts, and disable auto download for chat apps like WhatsApp.