Google warns: Android 'patch gap' is leaving these smartphones vulnerable to attack

Google warns: Android 'patch gap' is leaving these smartphones vulnerable to attack

Many Android smartphones are vulnerable to multiple high-severity security issues that Google Project Zero reported over summer but remain unpatched, despite Arm releasing fixes for them. Android phones equipped with Arm Mali GPUs are affected by the unpatched flaws. As GPZ researcher Ian Beer points out, even Google's Pixel phones are vulnerable, as are phones from Samsung, Xiaomi, Oppo, and others. Beer is urging all major Android smartphone vendors to do exactly what consumers get told all the time, and …