Google to ask OEMs to regularly release security patches

San Francisco, May 12: Google is rolling out new changes to its security policy which will effectively require original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to regularly release security patches for Android devices. Most OEMs push out updates to some extent, mainly to help users have a sense of security on their device. However, the updates are still totally optional in the long run, 9to5Google reported on Friday. “We’ve worked on building security patching into our OEM agreement. This will lead to a massive increase in the number of devices, and users, receiving regular security patches,” the report quoted David Kleidermacher, Head, Android platform security, Google, as saying. (IANS)