HTC has come forward to express that Google's demand for mobile phone manufacturers to roll-out monthly updates is unrealistic.

Nonetheless, HTC America president Jason Mckenzie assures that they will push for the updates and HTC will remain a leader in Android security.


The second tweet may be a diss to rivals which have promised to comply with the monthly updates but have so far failed to do so.

Android security has been controversial due to the recent high-risk Stagefright, a bug that tags along with a multimedia file and steals information within the phone.

The fault exists in a media playback tool built into the OS. Phishers may send a message containing a video file with a bug. Upon the phone's receipt of the message, Android's video player accesses the file without the phone owner's consent. The phone and the data on it are then compromised, sending credit card details and other vital information to hackers.

As a result, wants to Google tighten its security by rolling out monthly updates and asking the cooperation of all smartphone manufacturers using Android. LG and Samsung were quick to commit.

Unfortunately, various reports have surfaced that Samsung was unable to keep its word.

Meanwhile, Google just released Android Marshmallow, and the latest version is expected to be packed with the recent essential security patches .

Google also maintains the Android Security Rewards program, which pays security researchers who can report Android security flaws to Google. 

In July, University of Texas researcher John Gordon was offered $500 for discovering a moderately severe security flaw.

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