Because freedom can't protect itself
That's a load of bull hockey.
The users are the ones who store private stuff on their phones and may download malicious software.
When MS and Adobe update their software, the computer user's ISP allows the updates to download. The ISP doesn't send the updates.
It should be the same with the cellular carriers. They should allow the updates if Google (or most likely the hardware manufacturers) decides to send them. Or Google or the hardware manufacturers can allow them to be downloaded via the web onto a computer then loaded on a phone. But most users wouldn't know how to do that anyway.
I don't see blaming the carriers for the users' inability to keep their phone secure and the phone manufacturers lack of updates. Remember, some phones cannot be updated.
I disagree with the top comment to an extent. Yes, users need to be better educated on avoiding malicious files, sites, etc. That's the best line of defense and should be #1. Google's AOSP (Android Open Source Project) receives many updates, including minor - major security fixes. Manufactures implement the new code with their builds and then push them to the carrier. This is where the problem is. Carrier testing is taking a ridiculous amount of time and preventing these ready to use updates from being pushed to the device. There needs to be a unified process after the point Google releases the source code to the updates being pushed to the phone. Quicker updates means more secure devices and happier users.
GREAT! This is annoying, since I was the victim of identity theft - having no idea how they got my information - and it happened at EXACTLY THIS POINT IN TIME.
THAT'S probably how they did it, and for the life of me I still CAN'T figure out how I could have filed a police report, given them all the details but they STILL couldn't find who did it, and nobody TOLD me this is what it could have been. They never mentioned my phone at all and thought it happened through my desktop computer when all along THIS is how it probably happened.
I can't wait wait until the "people" who DID that to me meet the Angel of Death.
Blaming the CUSTOMERS is a load of "bull hockey" not to mention making all these updates so obscure and inscrutable that only someone BORN with a computer in their brain can figure the shit out.
And they'll lose all their customers if they KEEP the attitude of blaming the customers. Especially when everything is so user hostile to people over a certain age.
I know a guy who has an MBA in Business Administration and a Bachelor's in Macroeconomics.
You don't operate a business for LONG if you ignore all complaints that your customers make and do everything as if nobody else exists but you.
He didn't especially like the way Bill Gates used to do business, but the statement Gates made about "listening to what people DON'T like about your business is as important as hearing what pleases them" is true.
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