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Google’s Eric Schmidt: “Android Is More Secure Than iPhone”

Oct 10, 2013 By carolineb

Eric Shmidt, Executive Chairman at Google declares that Android has a security advantage over Apple’s iPhone. This declaration was made during the Gartner Symposium that took place in Orlando on October 7, 2013.

Although Schmidt did not give a direct explanation to this statement he spoke about the strict security testing that is done on Android.

Google’s Eric Schmidt made an appearance at the Gartner Symposium in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, coinciding with the announcement of his new book. Though Schmidt did a thorough job of explaining and promoting Google’s various concerns, from software to innovation, during the 45-minute discussion, the highlight of the talk came when he focused his attention on Apple’s iPhone.

Asked about the question of security as it relates to the Android platform versus Apple’s iOS on the iPhone, Schmidt said, “Not secure? It’s more secure than the iPhone.” Schmidt’s reaction drew a bit of laughter from the audience, but he quickly moved to explain his perspective on the matter.

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