.. based on a *nix, but as shaky as Windows. No wonder Google and MS want to work together.
Google has released two bundles of Android security patches this month: a smaller one to handle bugs in the operating system, and a larger package that tackles a raft of driver-level issues, particularly with Qualcomm's hardware. The first tranche of patches includes eight critical, 11 high severity, and nine fixes that are …
Yes, OS 9 was butt ugly. And the "cute" sound pretty quickly got on my nerves too.
Unfortunately, Cable & Wireless were using them so it was impossible to avoid. Ugh. It's the main reason it took something like 10 years before I came near a Mac again (and not by choice) but OS X was so much better that I dumped Windows. Not *quite* the expected result at the time, but it was worth making the switch.
You may decide to become a luddite, but unfortunately unless the entire rest of the world (your bank, the shops, the power company, etc) follow then you'd be just as vulnerable. And you'd only know about the End of Civilisation As We Know It after it's happened. At least the rest of us would get a Tweet or something to warn us...
I *told* you that it was a better Turing machine architecture to keep the Program Store and Data Store separate. But *no*....you listened to von Neumann and let instructions and data share the same memory space. "Mercury is expensive, delay lines aren't cheap", you said. But I *warned* you. Now look at the mess you've made. Data getting into the executable instructions. Damn fools!
I think I know the answer but would like to know anyway.
If a user is using a nexus on android 4.4.4 which is still supported from what I see would they get security patches for 4.4.4 or would their only option be to upgrade to 5 or whatever the latest supported build for that device is (assuming it is newer than 4.4.4).
I assume the user would be forced to the newer build. But maybe that is not correct.
I sort of remember (from my Nexus 4 days) that only the latest build gets patched. I was using KitKat when the StageFright patch was released and it was only added to Lollipop (when the Nexus 4 version was still really buggy). I guess the situation is still the same. And, i suppose it makes sense too.
You are incorrect. Google release patches for 4.4, 5.0, 5.1 and 6
so your phone vendor is likely to update your phone to the same OS it's on. This is why some stupid users believe they don't get patches, as they seem to have been lead to believe patches mean a big OS version bump. It doesn't....
Security patches are much easier to test and rollout.
"Meanwhile, Google is issuing a second string of patches that aren't going on general release: they'll be pushed out to Nexus owners and to hardware manufacturers who are expected to then pass on the updates to their customers."
Hahahahahaaa! Oh that's a good one. Especially if you own a Samsung device.
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