Similar to Google and Samsung, LG has announced plans to issue security updates to its Android devices on a monthly basis.
In an email to Wired, LG stated it “will be providing security updates on a monthly basis which carriers will then be able to make available to customers immediately. We believe these important steps will demonstrate to LG customers that security is our highest priority.”
The reason many OEMs are adopting the new policy is due to the recent Stagefright vulnerability, which allows attackers to take over an Android device when they send it a malware-ridden MMS video. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge recently received a security update in a timely manner. Similar updates from HTC, Huawei, Sony and Motorola are currently in testing.