Android and iOS who safe? Consumers don’t care about it

apple, Google has security issues, you can not always change the current consumption trend of the public.

Google CEO Eric schmidt this week at Gartner Symposium/IT Expo annual conference declared “Android more security than the iOS system”. That appears once so that apple CEO cook after “Android security nightmare of existence” as this assertion. But the declaration is not want to listen to consumers.

in fact, consumers don’t pay close attention to security issues, most consumers think so, too.

but in fact, the security will affect consumers’ buying decision? Android market share of 79% May be vaguely shows consumers decision-making attitude.

Android security swamp

maybe that some users don’t pay attention to relevant news. After all, the trend of virus attacks on Android system has been the only grow. Only during the period of the second half of 2012, the virus on the Android system will increase by 292%. In fact, the Android system is virus attack by hackers favorite choice of target. According to latest reports of Juniper Networks, 92% virus attack surface cover the Android system.

the cause of this result, it is because the Android system is a part of the universal, the other part of the Android fragmentation is to blame. As cook notes, most Android machine manufacturers and failed to guide the user real-time updates to the latest version of the Android firmware. And this also means that to ensure the security of the Android system, relevant staff must be on the older firmware security patch to remove hidden dangers, but this is too much trouble, people do not seriously. Therefore, it also left behind potential dangers for the security of the Android system.

words being said, but… Is “unsafe” Android activation quantity are still rising at an alarming rate, as the analyst firm Asymco analysis diagram shown —

apparently, nearly billion consumers don’t understand the Android tangle of security problems. Or rather, they just don’t care – security may not be as a reference for consumers to buy mobile phones.

in the past, security is a big influence factors, but when phone is mainly composed of company collective purchase, so you have more request for safety, which is as a safe one of the reasons for the success of the blackberry can. Today, when people can choose to buy mobile phones, not very safe iPhone, “really” unsafe Android mobile phone has become the main body. Business security, most through the API interface security mechanisms to ensure the security of the confidential information on a mobile device.

when security in the Android App resources and convenience

even enterprise level of consumers, no better than individual consumers pay more attention to safety.

an example to illustrate it, for a long time, will be met Windows security of consumers on their own, enterprise also suffers from Windows, large and small, security problem. Computer users are basically had the virus man miserable story, but most people still is the darling with Windows, rather than into the arms of the Mac safer.


questions, too much software is developed based on Windows, want to use the convenient and comfortable, it had to choose Windows.

this explanation on the choice of mobile phone is also applicable.

although consumers to choose Android is likely to be infected with the virus, but consumers are less willing to face is safe, but not so much the App can use smart phone. Enterprises, consumers prefer Android may be the cause of its open platform on a variety of App. The mistresses of tool with better efficiency for consumers, higher than a safety hazard to reality. Virus infection is a risk probability problem after all.

Redmonk analyst Stephen O Grady ‘shows the comment “convenience is king”, a hit the nail on the head. Both enterprise and consumer, will convenience as a top priority.

as a result, even cook with schmidt on security continue to exchange, also or will not be able to change the current consumption trend of the public. Security problem is too far away, temporary consumers don’t want to listen?