Dan Goodin on the weekly occurrence of bugs and security vulnerabilities for Android smartphones.
Millions of Android phones, including the entire line of Nexus models, are vulnerable to attacks that can execute malicious code and take control of core functions almost permanently
The problem with Android isn’t so much the vulnerabilities and exploits; all operating systems have those. But most are able to close the holes. Google can’t close Android holes and cannot upgrade to newer versions of Android, so hundreds of millions of older devices running older versions stay permanently compromised.