Sources: Apple, Google
quote: Different screen sizes, res's, chipsets, DPI's, NFC, SD, and a whole assload of other features that IOS doesn't support
quote: I have 2 devices, a Nexus7 2013 and an LG G2 both currently running the absulute latest 4.4 TYVM.
quote: Don't try so hard to justify your choice of phone
quote: Apple's US marketshare took a huge blow in 2013, while Android grabbed a huge chunk.Apple's marketshare dropping so fast after a brand new iPhone release? Hmmmmm...http://bgr.com/2013/12/02/ios-android-market-share...
quote: Its that iPhone users statistically should be better protected for KNOWN threats.
quote: Android devices are directly in the crosshairs of hackers as threats proliferate and the user-base expands with little thought given to security. The report shows the number of malicious and high-risk Android apps has grown to 718,000 in the second quarter – a massive increase from the 509,000 high-risk apps found in the previous quarter. These malicious apps are on track to exceed one million by year's end, a quote: Text s predicted by Trend Micro in the 2013 forecast. By way of comparison, it took a decade for PC malware to amass this number.
quote: Your argument is just weak.
quote: You talk about these mobile OS's as if they were Windows
quote: This doesn't happen in the mobile world.
quote: Eighty-two percent of the apps scanned came customized by the vendor and 86 percent of those apps wound up being what the researchers called overprivileged, meaning they “unnecessarily request more Android permissions than they actually use.”
quote: With so much vendor and carrier customization no one is taking responsibility to PROACTIVELY protect users with Android.
quote: My point as well as Apples is that a OS that is current is more secure to known threats.
quote: Furthermore, Android allows you to directly MANAGE application permissions. And this doesn't even require root. You can deny, or allow, apps to any area you see fit. Try THAT on iOS, I dare you.quote>My point exactly. Joe blow phone user doesn't know what you are even talking about. Which make them less secure. It doesn't matter how much you can tweak it if the majority of your customers don't even understand or care. quote: More hyperbole and BS. I forget what a genius you are. I guess the college that did the study are morons. They should have checked with you first.I'm no Apple fan, can't stand the company, would never touch their products. But an ignorant fan boy is worse.You missed quoting the part about Android having more security issues compared to what took a PC 10 years to reach. I guess it doesn't fit your misdirection.
quote: More hyperbole and BS.
quote: You missed quoting the part about Android having more security issues compared to what took a PC 10 years to reach.
quote: I hate Apple so I'm not their fan boy.
quote: Only 1.1% of Android users even have the latest version.
quote: Maybe you could acknowledge an ecosystem that focuses on just TWO unique devices (iPhone/iPad) is going to have far less issues than one who needs to support hundreds?quote>Wtf that's one point I've been trying to make this whole time. But I forgot you didn't think of it. quote: Wtf KitKat has been out for like a month. Do you seriously expect the tens of millions of Android devices to be running it overnight, world wide? Excuse me cherry pick. It's still less than half even have the version before that or even before that. Does that sound better. For the obtuse people the point is they are far behind current for majority of users. Don't get stuck on stupid.
quote: Wtf KitKat has been out for like a month. Do you seriously expect the tens of millions of Android devices to be running it overnight, world wide?
quote: Well you have a funny way of showing that. iOS this, Apple that, bla bla bla.
quote: Maybe you could acknowledge an ecosystem that focuses on just TWO unique devices (iPhone/iPad) is going to have far less issues
quote: Only 1.1% of Android users even have the latest version.
quote: ANDROID 4 has a total user base of 74.2%APPLE iOS7 has a total user base of 74.0%Which one is LOWER boys?
quote: quote: ANDROID 4 has a total user base of 74.2% APPLE iOS7 has a total user base of 74.0% Which one is LOWER boys?Android 4.0 came out in Oct. 2011. In 2 years and how many updates since 2011 and only 74.2%? Just to point out I think the security of 4.0 would not be on par with kitkat. Which still is my point. You are apples to oranges.
quote: I use Windows phone.
quote: Windows phone 8 gets updated like Apple for know security issues.
quote: In which case your chance of getting an infection is less than 1%
quote: You read up a little
quote: I guess I'm targeted because I don't use them. You may not have the issue because the ads are already in your in box.
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quote: If there's one major issue that Android has, it's the fact that Google can't deliver security patches directly to users. These updates must go through phone makers and wireless carriers, and that can take a long time. Even so, Google has tried to work around the problem by using Google Play Services to deliver app verification to older phones.
quote: So if Apple has done something good for their consumers isn't that a good thing.
quote: You don't have to believe I dislike Apple.
quote: Because I dislike fud even more
quote: Kitkat has been out barely a month. iOS 7 went live in September!Of course Apple has a higher percentage on the newest OS than Android. Are you mental?
quote: I throw you a bone. Only about 18% of Android users are running the latest 3 versions. How long have they been out?
quote: I throw you a bone.Only about 18% of Android users are running the latest 3 versions. How long have they been out? 94% apple on latest 2 version's. Does that help make your point? You don't have to believe I dislike Apple. Because I dislike fud even more. If Apple, Google, MS, or any one does something to help or protect the user, great. Don't be an Android Brown Shirt.
quote: We can go back and forth all day. The point of this article was that if 74% of Apple devices are on newest version, great for Apple. Better security then before. The customer benefits. Some come on and go on and on about sales numbers and choice when the articles about security. Apple has 74% on newest OS, Google only 1.1%. So as the quote I just posted says Google play uses app verification. Good job Google, customer wins. In the rest of the article from the quote Erik Schmidt admits security is more difficult without that walled garden.So if Apple has done something good for their consumers isn't that a good thing. (I hate apple as much or more than you.)
quote: Your right they are not, Windows is more secure.
quote: Better to let people think you a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.