Google’s Nexus Android devices are considered the most secure by default since they’re guaranteed to receive all security patches for vulnerabilities found internally and those disclosed by third parties.
Google’s Project Zero research team, however, decided to expand its reach and test the waters with one of its biggest OEM partners in Samsung, evaluating the security of the Galaxy S6 Edge.
“OEMs are an important area for Android security research, as they introduce additional (and possibly vulnerable) code into Android devices at all privilege levels, and they decide the frequency of the security updates that they provide for their devices to carriers,” Google researcher Natalie Silvanovich wrote Monday in a blog post.
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