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Security patches. How? When? How often?

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Commissioner
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Security patches. How? When? How often?

How does Sony distributes security patches? Todax I got 32.1.A.1.185 update on my Z5 Compact but there's still just February 2016 security patch even there're March ot April patches... 


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Emperor
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Re: Security patches. How? When? How often?

@mrnino

 

I don't think you'll find the answer here, but I'll escalate this, you can also contact Sony directly >>> Local support




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Commissioner
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Re: Security patches. How? When? How often?

Emma:  Thank you for providing me with this information, with regards to the query you posted, there are no specific dates or set times that patches come through on the devices. These are sent out from our developers when patches are needed.
Martin Mrmus:  so sony doesn't consider every security patch from google as important?
Emma:  The developers would implement these in system updates and patches when needed for the device but, as stated, we don't have specific dates for these.
 
So if I read between lines looks like it is not.

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Enthusiast
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Re: Security patches. How? When? How often?

Im still wondering what ever happened to the stagefright fix for Xperia z3 that should have been released a long time ago. It's been how long already? Let's hope Marshmallow has better security in the update.
Emperor
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Re: Security patches. How? When? How often?

@mrnino

 

I don't think you should "read between the lines" 




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Enthusiast
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Re: Security patches. How? When? How often?

@uliwooly

Any updates?

The M5 in the UK is still on a Jan 2016 patch.

Adviser
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Android security patch level

I notice that after updating my Z5C to build 32.1.A.1.185, that in Settings / About Phone, the Android security patch level is still shown as 1 Feb 2016, which is the same date as for the previous 32.1.A.1.183 build. Why is this? I would have thought that getting security updates onto the phone is fairly important.

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Re: Android security patch level

unless they specify that the next update will include the recent security patches your wont be getting it yet. .185 is just a bug fixing small incremantal update. hopefully it will be updated in the next major update. 6.0.1


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Android Monthly Security Updates

Sony have failed to deliver the march, april and now may security updates for android 6

 

The may update fixes a critical remote code execution vulnerability.

 

When will sony be deploying these fixes?

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Security updates for the Z5 suite

I was under the impression that Sony provides timely security updates to their flagships? I must be wrong or is this just a temporary glitch in their update schedule?

Can an offcial Sony representative clarify this please?

The reason I ask is that I have owned several other android brands before, the latest htc one m7 (the gpe edition). All these devices would receive these monthly security updates, in the case of the m7 for at least 2 years since release.