- 01-12-13, 01:35 PM #27
There were several peer reviewed scientific papers, most notable ones originating from Stanford and the university of Texas. The vulnerabilities with android relate to inadequate or incorrect use of SSL/TLS protocol libraries. That exposes fdata in online banking,e-mail and instant messaging content.
BB10's QNX kernal consists of about 150 lines of code whereas Androidks Linux kernel consists of 10 000. Which do you think is easier to hack. It's for that reason I only access my mobile banking with BB's encryption. I have to work to damn hard to allow some miscreant to abscond with my cash!
- 01-12-13, 01:45 PM #28
I really try to figure out what's so wrong with the Android's security : so far I got that the biggest problem is that Android (or rather the apps?) is constantly connecting to the internet for the data update and that this can be a good occasion for the malware. Am I right?
- 01-12-13, 02:39 PM #30
I expect for most of us here to see serious issues with other platforms. Heck, if you go back far enough in my posting history, you'll see that I used to proclaim the same (LOL).
This is a a little off topic, but I review apps for a living, and so I have downloaded more apps than most people will ever download. I have never downloaded a virus. The day I do, I will re-post here and eat crow.
How do I avoid the numerous Android malware slinking around trying to catch me? Simple, I don't pirate apks. I avoid apps that have body part names as part of the title. I ONLY download apps with plenty of feedback.
Not rocket science... again the same thing I did on other platforms. I bank more comprehensively on my mobile device than I ever did. My main bank is states away.
I say this: for every user, security is paramount; it matters to me. I'm not trying to push someone one way or another; I say stick on the platform you feel safest on. However, if you think Android, the fastest growing OS, has people running around scared of malware, you are mistaken. BTW, all those reports detailing Android malware? Check the source LOL.
- 01-12-13, 02:43 PM #31
- 01-12-13, 02:57 PM #33
It's more than just loyalty for me. It's not blind. I only think of them, when I think of reliable. I've had so many phones go to crap, but somehow the 2 different BBs I've had, have endured for a long. That says a lot. I hope they do well though. Even if they do release this phone at a price I can't afford. lol
- 01-12-13, 03:03 PM #34
- 01-12-13, 03:43 PM #36
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01-13-13, 11:26 PM #37
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I would never buy a LG device because their RF and call quality is horrible. I have owned many devices, Motorola androids, HTC, Sony, iPhone4, and I have the Samsung S3. The Bold 9900 beats all those devices in terms of RF and call quality. Motorola used to be the best in that dept. But BlackBerry surpassed Motorola, from my experience. You may not make that many calls. But RF is very important when you're using data. I know someone who bought the Nexus 4 and sold it within hours of owning it because the reception & call quality was really bad.
- 01-14-13, 12:18 AM #38
- 01-24-13, 10:36 AM #42
To the OP, I am a die-hard android fan. Been using them for several years now and I typically get a new one as soon as its released. I have been running Nexus phones since the N1. I am the user who installs new ROM's and Kernels nightly. Before my android addiction I was a blackberry user through and through since the inception of the "pearl". As much as I love android, I am first in line to try the Z10. I have no loyalty and I really like what I see from all the youtube videos of how the OS works.
- 01-28-13, 04:18 AM #43
OP, I currently have the Nexus 4. Once the newness wore off, i started to notice the flaws: mediocre battery life, horrible camera, dodgy lPS screen (compared to an iphone). The good points: solid open OS, with timely updates, great design and the low price. The Z10 seem to be the best of both worlds. Great software and hardware i just hope it's not toi expensive so i can get one.
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