Smartphones are computers, and they need regular patches

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Looks like Samsung and Google recognise that much like any other computing device, the smartphone in your pocket needs very regular security updates.

I'm glad to see that these vendors are stepping up to the plate and start publishing monthly patches. Let's hope that the carriers are also going to do their part and let the updates through quickly

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