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Security Features Are Under Microscope For Android Devices

May 09, 2017 05:34 AM EDT

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Android devices are most used devices all around the world. A rough estimate can say that there are about 1.4 billion people around the world who uses Android devices. The majority of these devices are either smartphones or tablets. But the Android operating system is generally open source and many developers can use this operating system for free. But there are many android devices which don't have the updates os features. Therefore, there are a fair bit of security concerns over those android devices.

The main thing which can put a question mark on the security of the Android devices is different kinds of malware. In the last two or three years, the security of android devices has been breached due to the high profile malware which was injected into the device. It is estimated that there are about 1.8 million android devices which have potentially vulnerable security features. Therefore, this number can be considered as a significant one.

Adrian Ludwig who is the director of Android Security has conveyed in an interview with the Digital Trends that Android devices are not insecure. Therefore, a user does not have to worry about the security features given by the Android OS.

Though, after receiving satisfying words from Adrian Ludwig, there are few security concerns are hanging over the latest version of Android OS. According to some experts, the predecessor of the latest versions of the Android operating system was more secure.

Therefore, if a user is having the latest version of the Android operating system, then it is always recommended that the device is updated. When the device is updated, then there are fewer concerns over security.

Still, there are no concluding evidence that can determine the security concerns of the Android OS. It is believed that a detailed research can help to determine that if the Android OS is 100 percent safe or if it needs any kind of modification regarding security issues.

 

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