I should have started the post with some insight and support I have for Teracube. I believe in their mission of sustainability. I would be happy to help test Beta, Alpha versions; if my 2e was not my primary phone. Heck I would even attempt to help the developers if I didn’t have a full time job and spare time to assist.
@mmoretz I wasn’t trying to inflame the community, I just wanted to share with everyone how far behind we are on security patches. While I do agree most exploits are drive-by downloads, visiting/downloading questionable sites/software, phishing emails, etc. Some of the security updates address issues such as zero-click and remote code execution vulnerabilities.
Before I purchased my phone in January 2021, I had emailed support with questions regarding when to expect the android security patch level to be updated. At that time it was expected to be 4 to 6 months there would be security patches available to install. The way it was communicated at that time, the security patches would be available over the air (OTA) updates. For the price of the phone, I thought this was acceptable. Today is March 25, 2022 and there has not been an official android security patch update available to install sent since July 2021 SW16 (which puts me at android security patch level May 5th 2021). Far behind the 4 to 6 months.
Again, I support the Teracube mission of sustainability however I am going to continue to watch from the sidelines. Teracube has made a splash in the mobile phone market. Since the Teracube has come out, the major mobile phone manufactures are starting to support their lower to mid range phones longer. Samsung is releasing their new mid range phone A53 and will have 4 years of OS upgrades plus 5 years of security patches, which will probably be quarterly. I think that is the first time a mid range Android phone will have software support that long.
For my work/personal life, I need a phone that is safe and secure.