Originally Posted by Relic
You said, "Look at Symbian. Hardly anyone uses it", I just wanted to say that the statement was incorrect, 9.3 million smartphones with Symbian in Q4 and 14 million in Q1, those figures are nothing to squawk at. (I had both articles opened up at the same time and I got them crossed, don't assume you had me for some conspiracy to hinder the facts from you). Yes, the iPhone outsold it, what is your point. I personally don't care about these malware statistics as it doesn't concern me, people are getting them by sideloading these childish games and stupid apps outside of the Play Store to save a few bucks. People who use Android should know that by turning off the security features is a glutton for punishment. They deserve what they get.
What iOS is vulnerable too though is phishing, something just as devious. What causes it is opening things you shouldn't, same as Android but people don't follow safe security habits, both platforms are as secure as the user using them. Though iOS seems better suited for these morons as Apple doesn't allow/trust people to do a lot of things other mobile platforms do, like side load apps.
Of course Apple doesn't allow/trust people to do a lot of things, they have what's called EXPERIENCE. Something Google lacks. Google is DUMB when it comes to setting up a platform. Probably the only platform on the market where the OEMS don't have the latest version of the OS the day you buy the hardware. DUMB. Actually, it's beyond DUMB. Only people that have no background in IT would ever consider that platform. If someone has a background in IT and chooses Android, that's a sign of a complete idiot. If I owned a company, there would NO tolerance for that platform. PERIOD. Can't even get security patches/bug fixes in a timely manner that's been released by the hardware mfg? DUMB. REAL DUMB. BUt it seems as though too many people got suckered into that one through a LOT of marketing hype and sheep mentality.
Again, Symbian is NOTHING but a failing OS. Remember Nokia got bought out by Microsoft so whatever Symbian phones are being sold, it's got a finite amount of time until Microsoft completely STOPS producing and supporting it. So, say farewell to Symbian.
Relic, According to the article listed above, they only sold 500,000 phones for Q1 2013. NOT 14 Million as YOU stated.