What the hell? You removed my first line again, you fucking bastard!
If you don't like being called out Mr. Correction for being a sock puppet for Daniel, then don't fucking do it!
"Google issuing a fix for AOSP does not result in a patch being delivered to the hundreds of millions of phones using a distribution that includes AOSP code."
Uh, so? They gave the patch to OEMs. Any of the OEMs who took the code from AOSP for their own phones can grab it the same way they did it initially.
"Also, you simply lied when you represented the article stating "Google won't fix it." The article actually states that Google is expected to issue patches, but that those patches are unlikely to ever reach most Android users for the usual reasons. "
BULL SHIT. You flat out omitted information.
Every android phone is perfectly capable of receiving the update. Android phones get security udpates all the time, from the HTC One S recently who got patched for heart bleed (as being one of the few phones to be on 4.1.x who stopped getting updates over a year ago) to Motorola's phones to patch the bootloader to Samsungs' who were patched for a root exploit on Verizon.
You can pretend all you like that phones don't get patches, but that hasn't been the case ever. Upgrades to Android!=security updates.
"Flash doesn't need to be "in" Android for there to be remaining vulnerabilities related to Google's hardwiring of Flash into the Android webview."
No shit Daniel. It only makes your argument that much weaker. Next strawman please.
"Also, "Google Play Services is not Android. It is a proprietary layer of Google APIs, apps and services that runs on top of Android. When the vulnerability is in core Android, Google Play Service updates will have no impact on any device not running this layer (most devices in China or Kindle Fire, for example) or protect against any malicious app that uses the core vulnerability directly, since that vulnerability will continue to exist until the core OS is updated. Google Play Services is great for distributing bug fixes and new functionality - it's usefulness for addressing Android's security patch issues is less cut and dried.""
Well if they want to update the patch is in AOSP for them to grab. Various Linux distros do the same - take patches in the kernel then package them for users.
Not google's fault if OEMs build their own devices and not update their own devices.
edit: STOP REMOVING MY POST, YOU DON'T LIKE IT, TOUGH SHIT
"So stop lying "sprockkets."
You first Daniel, and seeing how you can't tolerate me calling you out, tough shit, I'm reposting this and copying and pasting it. Good luck with that.
"Android is a mess, and no character assassination by you changes that fact. "
Nor is your ability to handle the truth, or even any fucking shred of journalism.
But oh, we can't have this pic here cause it exposes my pathetic character!
Dude, I don't really care about your pathetic web site, nor your stupid articles. I only came here cause you tried to troll us intelligent ars readers with your bull shit.
Keep your fapping articles for your lemmings. **** off.
Edited by sprockkets - 8/3/14 at 8:28pm