Samsung says it is developing a new and faster process to release security updates to its Android devices, in the wake of the recent Stagefight exploit. Samsung says it plans to offer over-the-air security patches once a month.
Dong Jin Koh, the Executive Vice President of Samsung Electronics, stated:
With the recent security issues, we have been rethinking the approach to getting security updates to our devices in a more timely manner. Since software is constantly exploited in new ways, developing a fast response process to deliver security patches to our devices is critical to keep them protected. We believe that this new process will vastly improve the security of our devices and will aim to provide the best mobile experience possible for our users.
Samsung says it is still working out the details of how this new security patch process will work with its carrier partners, but specifics about timelines and device models will be revealed "soon".