Is this the first?
Is this the first major Android security vulnerability to get publicity? I can't remember any others...
Anyway, it could be interesting. My poor HTC Wildfire probably isn't in line for any updates soon / ever, so I suppose I'd better not go to Iran... This could be where the fragmentation, and piss-poor customer service that comes with Android starts to have an effect. I notice Samsung's new budget phones are still selling with 2.2, which is heading for a year old - and they're by no means the only ones guilty of this. Does Froyo even get updates for security anymore? They're unlikely to get upgraded to 2.3, or Samsung would be shipping them that way. So have Google abandoned a hundred million users to their fate? Along with the OEMs and networks of course, it's not their fault entirely.
I've had a feeling for a while that the gloss is going to come off Android sometime soon. Not that I'm saying it's doomed or anything, just that there are quite a few major issues, and I don't see a lot being done to address them, or even acknowledge they exist. The Motorola deal may be part of Google's answer, or may add to them. Who knows? I still think there's a chance for Android to get knocked off the top spot, though it's got a lot in its favour.
I'm sure Apple will release an update. Eventually... I wonder if they'll extend that to the old kit that's not on iOS4?