"Please note: Due to missing platform vendor specific patches, the Android security patch level will remain December 1, 2017. Protecting our users is our top priority, ..."


Well, you see that's what happens if your trade-offs include binary blobs. And it means your actual top priorities at the time led to picking this specific SoC which you can't keep secure without the vendor which sold it to you. It's OK, just stop pretending the situation was any different.

@stsp I am not surprised in the least that this happened.

I'm pretty sure I predicted this when I first heard about their policies. :/

@stsp it especially enrages me, because that was *the entire point* of this damn device!


@phessler The point of this device is to show that huge issues of labour abuse and illegal resource extraction in the supply chain could be addressed if the industry made these problems a priority.

is doing a great job at this, both in terms of raising awareness and showing some people at the very of the supply chain that things could be different.

I can almost forgive their blunders in open source, but making an open source project work is such a tiny problem in comparison... 😞

@stsp It's not like didn't advise them about that at the time, either

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