The fact that carriers deploy the latest security updates to Android devices much later than Google does to Google Play Edition and Nexus devices, should we avoid using those devices altogether?

closed as primarily opinion-based by AJ Henderson, Iszi, schroeder, Steve, Gilles Jun 25 '14 at 20:51

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Devices that are slower to get security patches are more vulnerable, all things being equal.

However, whether this means you should avoid them depends on your particular threat model and risk tolerance.

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