The only saving grace is that many Android devices have shipped with Google Chrome, and users are safe while using Chrome on those devices — but, again, not while using other apps with embedded web browsers.

Google has been working on making Android OS updates matter less, breaking more features out of the core operating system so they can be updated via Google Play.

In Android 4.4, the built-in browser can be quickly updated by device manufacturers with a tiny patch.

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.

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.

Although we haven’t been back to check, the lack of protective atmosphere on the Moon most certainly means that constant bombardment by ultraviolet radiation has bleached the American flags placed there pure white.

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It has to be fixed through an operating system update, which requires device manufacturers and carriers do the work.

Sadly, even when Google was releasing security update code for Android 4.3’s browser, many device manufacturers may not have even been shipping the fixes to their users.

But more than 60 percent of devices are using Android 4.3 and lower, according to Google’s own numbers.