Android is more secure than iPhone, said Eric Schmidt
Google’s Eric Schmidt is well known for his bold remarks and often sarcastic statements on its rivals. He was speaking at the Gartner Symposium in Orlando, on Monday when an analyst of Gartner said rather directly,
“If you polled many people in this audience they would say Google Android is not their principal platform… When you say Android, people say, wait a minute, Android is not secure.”
Schmidt replied instantly,
“Not secure? It’s more secure than the iPhone.”
His answer drew a bit of laughter from the audience, but he quickly moved on to explain that Android has more than 1 billion users, which means it is secured enough and it’s security is tested by its own users. Schmidt switched the point and said, “with Android we have an agreement for vendors that you keep the Android stores compatible and that is a great breakthrough for Android.” So the key thing is that “when you buy an Android phone the apps are compatible,” he continued.
At the end of the session, Schmidt said “Android is very secure. You will be happier with Gmail, Chrome and Android more than you can possibly imagine.”