Posted by: Craig Ward« on: November 16, 2017, 02:31:58 »
I'd prefer if the approach was to separate the security update service in a way that allows Google to distribute security patches directly. It would need to be done in a way that didn't affect manufacturers customisations so as to not need their involvement. This way manufacturer involvement would only be needed for version updates (e.g. 7.0 to 7.1).
However, I imagine that this is very difficult (or near impossible?) to implement, which will be why they're going after the things they can change more immediately.