The problem, Nohl points out, is worse than vendors merely neglecting to patch older devices, a common phenomenon. Instead, it’s that they tell users they install patches that they in fact don’t, creating a false sense of security. „We found several vendors that didn’t install a single patch but changed the patch date forward by several months,“ Nohl says. „That’s deliberate deception, and it’s not very common.“
Troubling, fascinating new aspect of the modularity of the Android platform.