We recently heard that Google will start to charge license fees for its Android apps in Europe and now the company is also making some other changes ton the way it deals with Android and manufacturers.
Google has released a new contract for Android manufacturers, in order to use Android they now have to agree to provide at least two years of security updates on their devices.
Google releases a monthly security update for Android that regularly fixes vulnerabilities in the OS and now manufacturers will have to provide this to their customers for at least two years after the device is released.
This is good news for consumers as they will get the latest security updates for their handset for at least two years after release. These new terms were discovered by The Verge in the new European licensing agreement for Android, they are expected to be rolled out worldwide.
Source The Verge
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