Google’s ex-CEO, Eric Schmidt, has boldly proclaimed Android to be “more secure than the iPhone.” Seriously? Is this ignorance, or he is throwing spaghetti on the wall to see what sticks? Studies have shown Android to be far more susceptible to malware and viruses than iOS, due to the nature of OpenSource. In fact, Juniper Networks revealed earlier this year that a whopping 92% of all mobile malware is built to target Android. Meanwhile, iOS is less than 1%, and ranked as the most secure platform across all competitors, including Windows Phone and Blackberry. While it’s true that Android phones allow for more customization than iPhones, that freedom comes at the high cost of poor security. Mobile is the present and future, and security will only become more important. The average smartphone consumer might not care about those facts, but frankly, they should.
In other laughable comments, Schmidt also previously claimed that Google TV would be in almost every TV by summer 2012. As you may or may not know, Google TV is a piece of junk-it’s an Apple TV wannabe that never took off. And finally, to add insult to injury, Schmidt confidently stated a couple of years back that developers would turn to Android before iOS. We all know how that one turned out-developers go to iOS first and foremost, sometimes even keeping their apps exclusive to Apple’s ecosystem. This is partly because Apple treats its devs well, and partly because customers’ loyalty to iOS is extremely high.