Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Oct 2013 21:46 UTC
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Until now, Google hasn't talked about malware on Android because it did not have the data or analytic platform to back its security claims. But that changed dramatically today when Google's Android Security chief Adrian Ludwig reported data showing that less than an estimated 0.001% of app installations on Android are able to evade the system's multi-layered defenses and cause harm to users. Android, built on an open innovation model, has quietly resisted the locked down, total control model spawned by decades of Windows malware. Ludwig spoke today at the Virus Bulletin conference in Berlin because he has the data to dispute the claims of pervasive Android malware threats.

This is exactly the kind of data we need, and Google has revealed it all. So, less than 0.001% of application installations on Android - and this specifically includes applications outside of Google Play! - are able to get through Android's multiple layers of security. In other words, saying Android is insecure is a lie.

Thanks to OSNews reader tkeith for pointing out this article.

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Windows Sucks
Member since:
2005-11-10

The same company that tries to pass off Activations as sales? So there have been a billion activations and everyone is acting like a billion devices have been sold? Right even though the biggest Android vendor was caught in court padding their sales numbers (Samsung) and now doesn't even give sales numbers. (Nor does Google or Amazon)

The same company that changed the way they count active Android devices but effectively cutting out old devices from the list to make their adoption numbers look better?

Come on, yes all companies do it, that's why you can't believe any of them including Google.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/10/08/android_ad_peril/

I guess they don't count malware that comes pre built into apps?

Or I guess everyone is totally wrong. Not just Anti Virus companies, but research companies, CIOs of Fortune 500s who test this stuff, the US Government everyone?

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

The same company that tries to pass off Activations as sales?

You really have issues, that you have to resort to lying.
Google does not sell phones, so how would they know anything about sales?

https://plus.google.com/112599748506977857728/posts/Kkjf8oESTZs

The same company that changed the way they count active Android devices but effectively cutting out old devices from the list to make their adoption numbers look better?

Making the charts useful for the purpose they exist. That dashboard is for developers, not general market statistics. As a developer I could not care less about devices that never visit Google Play store.

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

And iirc Samsung was only caught inflating their tablet numbers, which at that point weren't even spectacular to begin with.

I don't think it matters if Google inflates activations or not, the undeniable reality is that there are a lot of Android devices out there.

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Windows Sucks Member since:
2005-11-10

You really have issues, that you have to resort to lying.
Google does not sell phones, so how would they know anything about sales?


Wait so Nexus phones and tablets are not made by Google??? So Motorola is not owned by Google???

This goes to prove my point, they hide the numbers so good you forget they even sell two different lines of phones and tablets themselves. LOL!

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Google-could-be-counting-Android-dev...

Turns out, Google is counting devices based on Google services. Most mainstream Android products do have the Android Market, Gmail and the rest of the Google suite of applications. Whenever someone activates a Google services account on a new device, Google’s activation counter goes up. Simple as that.


Making the charts useful for the purpose they exist. That dashboard is for developers, not general market statistics. As a developer I could not care less about devices that never visit Google Play store.


These are the same charts though they roll out to the media to show Android version adoption rates. If this is for developers only then put it in the developers site and don't wheel it out to the general public.

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