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Google just released a fix for that nasty text bug

Google just released a fix for that nasty text bug
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I've got really good news and really bad news: The good news is that Google just released a fix for that really massive and serious Android bug affecting almost a billion phones. The bad news: Most of you won't be able to get it yet.

If you're one of the relative few who owns a Nexus device, you're in luck. The Google-owned and -operated smartphones are expected to get a patch to the Stagefright bug that we've been telling you about. But if you're part of the millions of other Android users, you're not so lucky.

"From this week on, Nexus devices will receive regular OTA updates each month focused on security, in addition to the usual platform updates. This security update contains fixes for issues in bulletins provided to partners through July 2015, including fixes for the libStageFright issues," an official Google blog post said.

If you don't have a Nexus gadget, don't worry too much. "At the same time, the fixes will be released to the public via the Android Open Source Project," the post explained.

If you know how to locate Android bugs patches on the Web, then you'll be able to get the patch as soon as Google releases it later this week. For the rest of us who aren't part-time programmers or smartphone wizards, we'll have to wait until our carriers push the patch to our Android gear.

We'll keep you updated as we learn more about the Stagefright bug and the timeline patches may be released. Stay tuned to what's Happening Now to stay on top of this bug and all other security breach, hacks and tech news you need to know about.

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