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Re: Popularity
tech4people   5/31/2014 12:47:58 PM


That is a fair(and accurate) Statement to make.

As Android's Popularity has risen;more and more Virus/Malware Writers have started writing Code Directed at it.

The way I look at it most modern Day OSes are reasonably secure(as long as they are patched);the vulnerabilities lie in the Extensions/Apps which may not be patched with the same Regularity(or have the same Security Resources) as the Big OS Companies.


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Nemos   5/31/2014 11:17:01 AM

"On the other hand, reports of malware affecting these systems represent the flipside to the open-source coin"

I would say that it is not worse as what we have seen in windows based system and probably virus is coming hand by hand with popularity.

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Re: Android is dominating
Himanshugupta   5/31/2014 2:39:21 AM

@T.alex, i agree that Andriod has picked up market shares due to fragmented software domain but unless Google plugs the security concerns the cosumers will be looking out for better OS.

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Re: The latest numbers.
Himanshugupta   5/31/2014 2:36:41 AM

@Hailley, the noticable OS that will be picking up shares is Windows. I think after Nokia's acquisition, Windows might further accelerate its market share growth. I own a Nokia smartphone and i find Window's interface quite appealing. 

Also, who are others? Is Samsung's Tizen one of them?

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The latest numbers.
Hailey Lynne McKeefry   5/30/2014 6:14:52 PM

Newest numbers from IDC:




Android is clealry outpacing all others...and it seems like that isgoing to continues.

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Android is dominating
t.alex   5/30/2014 5:39:45 PM

Home media box, Chromecast, Chromebook.. to name a few. And Google is making Android to work on wearable devices too. 

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