Hot on the heels of Google announcing a similar new policy, Samsung this evening has revealed that it is implementing a new Android security update process. In a blog post, the company announced that it will now rollout monthly security updates to its devices, just like Google will now do for its Nexus devices.

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Samsung noted that it has recently fast tracked security updates to its Galaxy devices due to the recent “Stagefright” issues. The company is working with carriers and partners to ensure that fixes get pushed to users as soon as possible, both for “Stagefright” and future bugs.

“With the recent security issues, we have been rethinking the approach to getting security updates to our devices in a more timely manner. Since software is constantly exploited in new ways, developing a fast response process to deliver security patches to our devices is critical to keep them protected. We believe that this new process will vastly improve the security of our devices and will aim to provide the best mobile experience possible for our users.” said Dong Jin Koh, Executive Vice President and Head of Mobile Research and Development Office, IT & Mobile Communications at Samsung Electronics.

It’s certainly great to see Samsung working to ensure that users have the latest and most secure version of Android running on their device, although Samsung curiously doesn’t mention for how long devices will be updated after they are released. More details can be found in the press release below:

Samsung Electronics will implement a new Android security update process that fast tracks the security patches over the air when security vulnerabilities are uncovered. These security updates will take place regularly about once per month.

Samsung has recently fast tracked security updates to its Galaxy devices with the recent Android Stagefright issues working with the carriers and partners. Acknowledging the importance of time sensitivity in addressing major vulnerabilities, the company plans to further develop this process and implement it as a timely security update practice.

“With the recent security issues, we have been rethinking the approach to getting security updates to our devices in a more timely manner. Since software is constantly exploited in new ways, developing a fast response process to deliver security patches to our devices is critical to keep them protected. We believe that this new process will vastly improve the security of our devices and will aim to provide the best mobile experience possible for our users.” said Dong Jin Koh, Executive Vice President and Head of Mobile Research and Development Office, IT & Mobile Communications at Samsung Electronics.

Samsung is currently in conversation with carriers around the world to implement the new approach. In collaboration with carriers and partners, more details about the specific models and timelines will be released soon.

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