From: CNet News —

Google has issued a patch for the buffer overflow vulnerability revealed in its Android cell phone operating system shortly after the release of the first Android-based phone, T-Mobile’s G1, in the U.S. last week.

As CNet’s Stephen Shankland reports, the patch is now available via download, through T-Mobile. Users should receive on-screen notification from the service provider, with the option of updating immediately or at a later time.

T-Mobile notes that users will not be able to place or receive calls while the update process is in progress and the phones will restart without warning during the update.

Although the Android flaw cast at least a small cloud over the launch of both the G1 phone and the Android oprating system, there have been no reports of criminal hackers taking advantage of the vulerability.

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