Chrome other devices not updating

12-Apr-2020 19:57

I have a macbook, i Pad and two i Phones (one is mine, second - my wife's).

All of them are connected to the same i Cloud/apple account.

The spotify app won't see the chromecast device wifi when I scan.

The reason for this is simple: Google uses different update mechanics.

Traditionally, most Android components have been baked in at the operating system level.

This includes the built-in web browser, named “Browser.” Importantly, the Browser itself and the underlying rendering engine are built into the operating system.

This problem is fixed in Android 4.4 and 5.0, but more than 60 percent of Android devices are stuck on devices that won’t receive any security fixes. Manufacturers put out a huge number of different phones and modify the code extensively.

Google can’t just update the operating system on your device — they can only put out new code and hope the device’s manufacturer and your cellular carrier do the hard work of getting it to you.

The reason for this is simple: Google uses different update mechanics.

Traditionally, most Android components have been baked in at the operating system level.

This includes the built-in web browser, named “Browser.” Importantly, the Browser itself and the underlying rendering engine are built into the operating system.

This problem is fixed in Android 4.4 and 5.0, but more than 60 percent of Android devices are stuck on devices that won’t receive any security fixes. Manufacturers put out a huge number of different phones and modify the code extensively.

Google can’t just update the operating system on your device — they can only put out new code and hope the device’s manufacturer and your cellular carrier do the hard work of getting it to you.

The web browser in Android 4.3 and earlier has many big security problems, and Google won’t be patching it anymore.