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  1. Almeuit's Avatar
    https://9to5google.com/2018/05/11/go...h-requirement/

    Very awesome news! .
    djrakowski, recDNA, RaRa85 and 2 others like this.
    05-11-2018 12:51 PM
  2. djrakowski's Avatar
    Cool! If it's true, and if they're able to enforce it, then I might eventually replace my daily-driver iPhone with something running Android!
    recDNA and RaRa85 like this.
    05-11-2018 12:55 PM
  3. Mike Dee's Avatar
    It is awesome news even if regular doesn't mean monthly and the latest patch.
    recDNA likes this.
    05-11-2018 12:56 PM
  4. ClintRo's Avatar
    Great news!

    Waiting on my Pixel watch.
    Almeuit and DMP89145 like this.
    05-11-2018 01:02 PM
  5. Almeuit's Avatar
    Great news!

    Waiting on my Pixel watch.
    TBH I am actually interested to see it as well lol. It is weird since I have never been a watch person.
    DMP89145 likes this.
    05-11-2018 01:17 PM
  6. ClintRo's Avatar
    I wasn't big on watches but I love the Gear S3, 3 day battery since an update a few months back but it just isn't as integrated like it was when I was on a Sammy phone.
    05-11-2018 01:24 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    when will this take affect?
    05-11-2018 03:27 PM
  8. recDNA's Avatar
    when will this take affect?
    Doesn't matter. They won't enforce it.
    MSFTisMIA likes this.
    05-11-2018 03:56 PM
  9. anon(10268214)'s Avatar
    That didn't take long. Google only poached Kliedermacher (ex-BlackBerry security guru) a few months ago.
    05-11-2018 05:18 PM
  10. midnightfrolic's Avatar
    should have done this years ago
    djrakowski likes this.
    05-11-2018 05:19 PM
  11. DMP89145's Avatar
    TBH I am actually interested to see it as well lol. It is weird since I have never been a watch person.
    Same here and I haven't worn a watch in over a decade.
    05-11-2018 07:08 PM
  12. mustang7757's Avatar
    Doesn't matter. They won't enforce it.
    Hope your wrong
    recDNA likes this.
    05-11-2018 07:15 PM
  13. recDNA's Avatar
    Hope your wrong
    me too!
    mustang7757 likes this.
    05-11-2018 07:16 PM
  14. gernerttl's Avatar
    Doesn't matter. They won't enforce it.
    First, that is an opinion without evidence to back it.

    The question is CAN Google get it in OEM agreements? Samsung in particular.

    The reason I singled out Samsung is not only the obvious reason that it is the biggest Android OEM, but it has also been working on its own OS for years.

    What would happen to Android if Google tried to force Samsung into signing an OEM agreement that forced it to send out regular updates and Samsung said nope, we're going to make phones with our own OS?
    05-12-2018 05:42 AM
  15. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    Hope OEM's follow through with this.

    Would be great for all phones to get fast security updates.
    05-12-2018 06:01 AM
  16. Mike Dee's Avatar
    First, that is an opinion without evidence to back it.

    The question is CAN Google get it in OEM agreements? Samsung in particular.

    The reason I singled out Samsung is not only the obvious reason that it is the biggest Android OEM, but it has also been working on its own OS for years.

    What would happen to Android if Google tried to force Samsung into signing an OEM agreement that forced it to send out regular updates and Samsung said nope, we're going to make phones with our own OS?
    What OS have they been working on?
    05-12-2018 08:16 AM
  17. davidnc's Avatar
    TBH I am actually interested to see it as well lol. It is weird since I have never been a watch person.
    Same here and I haven't worn a watch in over a decade.
    As far as "Google will soon require OEMs to roll out ‘regular’ Android security patches"
    That sounds like it could be good news if it goes as planned


    On the watch thing

    Same with me. I have never been a watch wearing person ever. I tried to like , but gave up in the 6th grade. Ha
    I don't like feeling something tight on my wrist such as a leather band, and to loose and it spins around.
    Also stretchy type band didnt work, because it can pinch the skin
    05-12-2018 08:43 AM
  18. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    What OS have they been working on?
    Tizen. Was released in 2013 as I recall. Their watches run it, and some lower tier phones.

    What would happen to Android if Google tried to force Samsung into signing an OEM agreement that forced it to send out regular updates and Samsung said nope, we're going to make phones with our own OS?
    Samsung would try to play up Tizen a lot more, but there is a major Achilles' heel to that: 3rd party developers don't develop for it. The best chance they would have is to load the next Galaxy S/Note with it, but once people realize there are fewer apps for it, it will get returned.
    djrakowski and kbz1960 like this.
    05-12-2018 10:40 AM
  19. djrakowski's Avatar
    Tizen. Was released in 2013 as I recall. Their watches run it, and some lower tier phones.
    I think it runs on their smart TVs, too.
    Golfdriver97 likes this.
    05-12-2018 11:05 AM
  20. Ry's Avatar
    "regular" probably doesn't mean "monthly"
    Itsa_Me_Mario likes this.
    05-12-2018 11:25 AM
  21. gernerttl's Avatar
    Tizen. Was released in 2013 as I recall. Their watches run it, and some lower tier phones.



    Samsung would try to play up Tizen a lot more, but there is a major Achilles' heel to that: 3rd party developers don't develop for it. The best chance they would have is to load the next Galaxy S/Note with it, but once people realize there are fewer apps for it, it will get returned.
    It is plausible though.

    At no point has anybody in this thread considered the added cost to the OEMs this would impose. Patching, testing, and then sending out the update takes time and people, which cost money.

    How long do the OEMs provide updates for a particular OS version? One year, two years? Which goes back to my previous point. The longer an OS version is supported the more it costs.
    05-12-2018 11:57 AM
  22. recDNA's Avatar
    I think it runs on their smart TVs, too.
    If that is what is on my Sammy smart tv I can say thatvTizen sucks.
    05-12-2018 12:04 PM
  23. gernerttl's Avatar
    If that is what is on my Sammy smart tv I can say thatvTizen sucks.
    Both of my Samsung TVs work great.
    05-12-2018 12:07 PM
  24. recDNA's Avatar
    I find at least once a week when I click on the button to get to Netflix and other apps the wheel just spins and spins and never gets there. Have to shut off the tv then try again at which point it begins to install an "update" which takes about 15 minutes. I have parentheses around the word update because I have checked with Sammy and there is no weekly update - only one every few months. It is a know issue that has been widely discussed on various websites. There is no cure.
    05-12-2018 12:11 PM
  25. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Tizen. Was released in 2013 as I recall. Their watches run it, and some lower tier phones.



    Samsung would try to play up Tizen a lot more, but there is a major Achilles' heel to that: 3rd party developers don't develop for it. The best chance they would have is to load the next Galaxy S/Note with it, but once people realize there are fewer apps for it, it will get returned.
    I know Tizen but I don't think they are ready to commit to that on a full scale level
    05-12-2018 12:34 PM
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