Security patches for known vulnerabilities are are not being made available for Android based phones. Google is creating patches but manufacturers and carriers are not getting them out to their customers. http://bit.ly/90android
Why isn’t this a major news story? The lack of Android patching hasn’t escape hackers attention. Best bet to stay safe is to only download software from Google’s play store. There’s some pretty serious malware infecting Android phones. Don’t fall for emails or texts offering “free versions” of apps that normally have a cost.