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Google appears to be testing iPhone X-like gestures

The researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell have been working for the past two years to reverse engineer that code running on Android devices and looking if there was some "patch gap". "It's small for some devices and pretty significant for others", Nohl told Wired. The companies like Google, Samsung, and Sony got a very good record of installing the patches but the companies like Lenovo's Motorola, TCL and ZTE have got the problem to roll out the updates.

The issue has bugged a large number of Android smartphone users that are actively on Google Music and Google has been notified of it more than 6 months ago. "Probably for marketing reasons, they just set the patch level to nearly an arbitrary date, whatever looks best".

In some of the cases, it was found that the Android phone manufacturers had intentionally misrepresented the dates when the device had last been patched. Vendors whose devices had one to three missing patches include Nokia, Chinese giant Xiomi and fan-favorite OnePlus.

For all the good of Android's open-source approach, one of the clear and consistent downsides is that the onus to issue software updates falls on the manufacturer. These OEMs have just been changing the date of the security patches on the device without actually installing the associated patches an have been misleading their users. "Owing to this complexity, a few missing patches are usually not enough for a hacker to remotely compromise an Android device", the researchers wrote.

Unfortunately, they did not explain whether or not these missed updates are intentional. The team cited the Samsung J5 2016 as being honest about the lack of patches, while the J3 2016 lacked 12 patches (including two deemed "critical") despite claiming to receive every security update in 2017.

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Which smartphone maker skipped how many patches?

SRL noted that missed patches doesn't necessarily mean that hackers have an easy time breaking into Android phones. The post was about a security patch in which the company has demonstrated the updated DNS settings via a screenshot.

Failing to update their smartphones with the latest security updates is one thing, but SRL found that some simply lie about installing any patches at all.

Search results are also cached on the device, enabling Internet users to quickly re-access previous searches, even when offline, without incurring further data costs.

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