Android Version Dilemma

40% of Android users are currently on KitKat (4.4.x), with the majority of them having not received the latest 4.4.4 update containing important security updates. Long update cycles pose a risk to users, as attackers have access to the latest source code to develop and hone their exploits against your users.

Many users are unable to benefit from the latest features and security updates that Google has provided in the latest releases of Android. This leaves many users vulnerable to critical issues pertaining to privacy, security, and poor user experience.

 

Android Version Adoption

as of April 2015

  • Pre-4.x 6.8%
  • 4.0.x Ice Cream Sandwich 5.7%
  • 4.1.x – 4.3 Jelly Bean 40.7%
  • 4.4.x KitKat 41.4%
  • 5.0 Lollipop 5.4%

More Than 60% of Vulnerabilities Due to OEMs

Most of the vulnerabilities and exploits that exist in the Android ecosystem are due to the OEM. In late 2013 it was found that 60% of the security issues were directly tied to changes OEMs had made to stock Android, many of which still exist today. –MIT Technology Review, November 2013

FTC and EU Commission on Privacy and Security

European Commission and US Federal Trade Commission have both handed down heavy fines and judgments against companies failing to provide adequate privacy and security training for staff and protection for consumers.

FTC: SnapChat
FTC: HTC America

European Commission Law

 

Long Term Support From Fastboot

Our security experts and experienced platform developers bring years of R&D experience while working closely with you to provide your customers prompt updates to resolve these security issues, and implement long term support for your existing products. This ensures your customers and their data are safe, and frees your Product teams to focus on what they do best – new products.

The need for security doesn’t stop, and neither do we. Fastboot Mobile, exclusive partners with world-renowned mobile security experts XDA-Developers, will keep your users safe with our Android Long Term Support and OTA/Device Management solutions. Contact us today to find out more about how we can work with you to protect your valued customers.