An Israeli outfit NSO Group has been taking advantage of three security vulnerabilities in Apple products(iPhone) to spy on dissidents and journalists. This outfit sells these exploits to Governmental agencies.
This is not a surprising news if one is familiar with technology. The important thing is that Apple immediately provided a patched version of iOS 9.3.5 and urged users to update to the latest OS Version.
Imagine getting an update from Android OEMs for a vulnerability like this. Remember StageFright vulnerability❓
Read more about the Android Nougat update fiasco here
It will be either very difficult if not completely impossible for any phone that uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 or 801 to get an official, Google-sanctioned Nougat update (including the Z3). And that’s a pretty big deal, since those two chips powered practically every single Android flagship sold from late 2013 until late 2014.