We all wonder what Android Q does best. Well, not anymore, because Google has announced that Android is evolving. When it comes to this evolution, we have this new version of the operating system, which will be released in just a few weeks. It’s called Android 10. There are many Q desserts out there; however, after 2.5 billion active devices, it was time for a change. This comes from Sameer Samat, the vice president of product management for Android. He said that it was also the perfect time to address the 193 Android security vulnerabilities that Google has confirmed that exist, and that needed fixing with the Android 10 release.
What are security vulnerabilities?
This vulnerability confirmation comes after the official security release notes, which were then published to the Android Open Source Project, on their security bulletin update from the 20th of August.
193 Android security vulnerabilities need to be fixed as soon as possible, and they have to deal with information disclosure, remote code execution, and denial of service categories. Two from them are also present in the Android runtime, another two in the library, other 24 in the framework. However, we don’t know which one is worse: the Android media framework, with 68 vulnerabilities, or the Android system, with 97 vulnerabilities. All of them have been cataloged as having moderate severity.
They will all be fixed by the default Android 10 patch level of 2019-09-01, which is set to be released with the new OS. Also, according to ti the security bulletin, “we have had no reports of active customer exploitation or abuse of these newly reported issues.”
The privacy improvements
This year, Stephanie Cuthbertson said that Android Q would bring about 50 new features and changes, all focused on privacy and security.
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