November 25, 2014

Help Needed : The Hunt for Bugs

With the last version (0.9) of the Android SDK, the Google’s Android Security team conceded that the last Android SDK has security bugs. To help curtail these vulnerabilities, they launched an email invitation to the security community to help them to identify other problems or exploits waiting to happen.

With the recent “developer revolt” against the lack of communication about the SDK, Google has done an about-face. Sending direct emails challenging the security community to detect further bugs and security issues might bring those on the brink of leaving the platform right back home.

For the time being, it will be quite difficult for the experts community to detect some of the security threats. We’re going to continue to hear about the lack of physical handsets for the next few weeks or months.

It’s a very smart way of testing. The Android team, however larger they are, won’t be able to test Android on all future handsets and configurations so they’ve recruited help from the very people who will be using “gPhones”.

So, the timeline is running and the next step of the launch of the HTC DREAM should be/could be in September.

Source : The Register



  • http://www.googleandblog.com/ Michael Martin

    September will be WAAAY too premature.

    My take has always been it would be in mid November and its been further reafirmmed with the FCC filing asking for non-disclosure on its design attachment until November 10th.

    Pre-Orders could be September, but my sense it would start in October as part of the T-Mobile 3G expansion promotion.

    ,Michael Martin
    http://www.googleandblog.com/

  • http://jroller.com/random7 Shane Isbell

    Let’s hope that Google really does an about-face and doesn’t pull the same thing with the security community as they did with the general community: invite them to help and then after obtaining that help, going silent and ignoring the community. I have hope that Google will do things right, but only their actions will justify this and that will take time to confirm. I still have a healthy amount of skepticism about Google.

    And there is no way their will be a September launch. If Google doesn’t have the security issues resolved by now, that is concerning for even a QIV launch.

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