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Google Android operating system, the top smartphone platform nowadays, has been criticized a number of times for poor security mechanisms when compared to Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Phone and Apple’s iOS. Nonetheless, the chairman of Google believes that the company’s Android is actually more secure than Apple’s mobile operating system.

When asked by Gartner analyst David Willis, who is chief of research for mobility and communications, at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo earlier this week, about security of Android, Eric Schmidt, the chairman of Google, responded that the operating system developed by his company was more secure than Apple’s iOS. He also downplayed fragmentation concerns about Android, reports ZDnet web-site.

“If you polled many people in this audience they would say Google Android is not their principal platform. [...] When you say Android, people say, wait a minute, Android is not secure,” said Mr. Willis.

“Not secure? It is more secure than the iPhone,” Mr. Schmidt quickly responded.

Google has been improving security of Android since its launch in 2008. At present it is hard to measure which mobile platform is indeed the most secure one, but it is believed that BlackBerry and Windows Phone are ahead of both iOS and Android.

Mr. Schmidt is reported to have said that in the long-term future there would be an supposition that nothing is secure and that security will be devised on a per app basis for each user.

“Android is very secure,” concluded the chairman of Google.

Tags: Google, Android, Apple, iOS, Microsoft, Windows Phone, RIM, Blackberry


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Discussion started: 10/16/13 08:42:57 PM
Latest comment: 10/16/13 08:42:57 PM


Security troubles vary a lot form a user to another. Curiously, it's often the same people that have virus troubles amongst friends and family.

Don't press on "open, download or install" without thinking everytime you're asked to do so to begin with. Things should improve from there!
0 0 [Posted by: MHudon  | Date: 10/16/13 08:42:57 PM]


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