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This is what Sundar Pichai actually said about Android malware and security

28
Feb
2014

A site quoted Sundar Pichai saying at MWC that Android was designed to be open instead of safe, but that doesn’t appear to be exactly what the Google exec said. TechCrunch secured a transcript in English from Google on the Android malware-related discussion between Pichai and reporters. The executive apparently said the opposite, that Android is designed to be safe and secure, especially its latest versions, hinting that OEMs that ship dated Android versions on their devices may be partly responsible for any malware issues. “Sorry, the premise of the question is because Android is open, it has more security issues? Respectfully, I’m not sure that’s a correct premise of the question. Open platforms historically undergo a lot of scrutiny,

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