Android Security Patch Fixes 108 Flaws This July

Google is rolling out its largest security patch for Android, fixing over a hundred vulnerabilities in the operating system, including patches for the infamous Qualcomm-related flaws. The search giant has split this month’s security update in two parts: one fixes 33 flaws that affect all of Android devices, and another brings patches to 75 driver- and device-specific vulnerabilities.

This is the first time we are seeing Google dividing the monthly update in two parts, and that has a good reason behind it. In the past weeks, we have seen a number of device and driver specific vulnerabilities, affecting some devices, and the two-part Android security release is designed to ensure speedy delivery across all devices. “This bulletin has two security patch level strings in order to provide Android partners with the flexibility to move more quickly to fix a subset of vulnerabilities that are similar across all Android devices,” Google said in its July Android security bulletin.