I know for most of us who like being updated know about the Microsoft's update Tuesdays. Which is always on the second Tuesday on every month, where Microsoft release its performance and security updates for Windows, office and all other Microsoft software.
Well Google has decided to start adopting this technique. By releasing monthly security updates for Android. And the one for this month has alot of things. This month update fixes 32 vulnerabilities. Let look at what it does.
The biggest fix was for a bug that could let a hacker take full control of an Android gadget by gaining root access.
Obviously, you want to update with the latest security fixes, but that's where things get tricky. Google's Nexus gadgets are getting the update right away. However, when and if you get the update depends on your gadget manufacturer and/or cellular carrier.
While some manufacturers such as Samsung and LG have committed to the monthly updates, they're often running behind. This author's Samsung smartphone is still only updated with the February update.
Some manufacturers provide security updates even more infrequently. Also, these patches are only for Android versions 4.4 and up. If you're running an older version of Android, you're out of luck.