This seems to have affected only Windows machines: http://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA14-150A
Not really sure why Android would enter into the picture unless the author is making a general comment on operating system security.
It doesn't seem they are. I can't find anything on Apple.com about it but still a great article nonetheless. DED/Corrections, I would also add another reason why developers write for iOS first - Greater Revenue. The iOS App Store is by far and away the best platform to develop for to get maximum revenue for your apps. No other "app store" even comes close.