Over the past years, Google’s Android has come to dominate the world of mobile and tablet devices. Even though sales declined slightly at the close of 2014, Android devices still accounted for more than 75 percent of the market share by the end of Q1 2015. Presently, there is an estimate of more than a billion Android devices being used worldwide.
But news breaking over flaws and security holes in the operating system has caused a general stir about the security of Android phones, and has triggered worries about the integrity and safety of data that we entrust into these Google-powered gadgets that have become an inherent part of our lives. Does this mean that the heyday of the more affordable Android devices is over, and we are better off investing in other technologies, such as Apple’s iOS or Microsoft’s Windows Phone?
In this piece I’ll give you a quick breakdown of recently discovered threats you should be aware of regarding your Android device, plus what to do and what to expect in the future. Of course, tech websites are a treasure trove when it comes to mobile security threats, but they are usually cluttered up with too much overly technical information that usually ends up confusing non-technical readers rather than enlightening them.