And of course we all support sustainable technology. Right?
So we should support the notion of our favourite sustainable technology provider being widely used. To get there we need the certification, and to get the certification we need timely security updates.
We’re all on the same side here. This is what’s required to achieve our shared goals.
Not going to happen. Pretty much every monthly patch from Google contains critical patches. The only way to make sure that you receive those in a timely manner is to buy a Pixel phone (or a recent Galaxy S, Samsung is also pretty quick these days).
Fairphone for example has (at least to the best of my knowledge) outsourced its OS development to its main assemlby partner in Taiwan. So they cannot even directly control the availability of OS patches AFAIK.
For what it’s worth, the corresponding topic in the Beta category mentioned "fixes required for Google approval" prior to public release, so even if the process might not be entirely the same, they don’t seem to get around Google’s OK .
each “official” Android OS has to go through google certification (therefore custom ROM updates can be published more often and faster). However for the FP2 there is no Network provider related rollout and that seem to make it a lot easier and its therefore also directly available to everyone.
Hi everyone. Thanks @Mark_Jaroski for flagging this. Our team is already aware. The build is ready and we are starting the cycle certification process. I’ll keep you all updated once we have more info to share.