Stagefright is the real deal, folks. It's a very dangerous security flaw in almost all Android smartphones. It lets a hacker take over your phone by sending you a simple text message.
Google is promising to start rolling out security updates this week, but only for a select group of Android users.
If you own a Nexus gadget, you're in luck. Google announced that a patch for most Nexus gear should be released next week. The update will be pushed automatically to your smartphone and you'll just have to install it and restart your phone for the Stagefright bug to be a thing of the past.
A Google spokesperson told Android Police said, "This vulnerability was identified in a laboratory setting on older Android devices, and as far as we know, no one has been affected. As soon as we were made aware of the vulnerability we took immediate action and sent a fix to our partners to protect users."
Even though this patch will only help a small percentage of Android owners, it is a good sign. This patch means that Google is aware of the issue and is working on a viable solution for all Android smartphones.
We don't know how long it will be until the rest of us get the Stagefright patch, but stay tuned to what's Happening Now to see the latest details and updates.