Tell Microsoft about your worst case of malware-related Droid Rage and you might get a "get-well" present
posted by Alan F. / Dec 05, 2012, 1:43 AM
some thought that the malware issue on Android is overstated. Because of the Sandbox method used by Android (and iOS) when it comes to apps, malware introduced to your handset through installing a rogue app cannot damage all of the systems on your phone. Another report found that the Google Play Store, considered to be festering with slimy malware just waiting to attack your phone, was responsible for just .5% of all of the malware discovered on Android handsets by security firm F-Secure.
Regardless, if the malware on your Android phone was enough to cause Droid Rage, it obviously is worth it to Steve Ballmer to reward you with a gift, perhaps a new Windows Phone 8, in return for confirming his thoughts on Android.
source: Microsoft via AndroidCentral
Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 22, 2012
Hahahaha. Quit pointing out other's mistake. First solve yours. Wp8 is a good os. Probably it will get better than android in near future. But microsoft must fix bugs.
posted on Dec 05, 2012, 2:03 AM 7
Posts: 40; Member since: May 15, 2012
Why not ask how to improve their own product instead of trying to put down the big dog? Microsoft's "we're as good as Google" ads are kind of annoying. Make a product people want instead of making people not want the competition.
posted on Dec 05, 2012, 2:05 AM 12
Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 12, 2012
The worst thing that ever happened to me was Airpush ads by some apps. Malwares? None so far, not sure if Lookout is working well or it's just not detecting any. As long as you're clever on choosing apps in Play Store, this shouldn't be a problem.
posted on Dec 05, 2012, 2:15 AM 4
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They should ask for Windows PC horror stories, I'm sure they'll get a much better response...
posted on Dec 05, 2012, 2:25 AM 8
Posts: 131; Member since: Oct 23, 2012
Does it shows microsoft lost the ground in mobile OS? By asking such experiences makes android much stronger than WP8. Android is clean OS. Don't give permission to install malware. I mean do not install rogue apps.
posted on Dec 05, 2012, 2:34 AM 1
Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 02, 2012
Instead of trying to drag down the top dog, MS should think of improving their own and make it more competitive. The platform has surely evolved a lot with WP8, but it still has a long way to go. I'd rather advise them to start a trend asking users what features THEY want in the next version of WP, rather than attacking Android which is nothing but time pass IMO; in a place dominated by trolls called internet, who is going to check the authenticity of the claims made anyway? Its been almost three years I've been using android (HTC desire, Galaxy S3, now own galaxy note 2), never came across any malware. Just in case you are concerned, keep a check on the system permissions any new app asks for before installing it, and you should be fine.
posted on Dec 05, 2012, 2:42 AM 3
Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012
No malwares on any android phones that i came into contact with... Microsoft's OS on the other hand is full of bugs and susceptible to malware. Microsoft: Hi kettle. I'm pot. Now, i'll try to make myself look shinier by getting everyone to throw you away by painting you black
posted on Dec 05, 2012, 5:15 AM 2
Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 22, 2012
Wow. I didn't know that 'desperation' spells 'Ballmer' now. Miriam Webster should do an update.
posted on Dec 05, 2012, 7:18 AM 3
indeed! lol and im not sure if this is just the way people do business with a means to "promote" themselves or if its just a flat out desperation call! Either way some will fall for this but the ground in which Google stands is more than enough to stay secure through these petty and feeble minded attacks...
posted on Dec 05, 2012, 7:47 AM 0
Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 05, 2012
Has anyone thought it's more than just a ploy to play on google? Think bigger people. Finding the weakness of the competitor and making sure you're product does not do the same is a great tactic. It is played by everyone, including google!
posted on Dec 05, 2012, 8:12 AM 0
Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010
I will say this, I have been infected waaaay less with no security on Android vs no security on a Windows desktop OS. I have yet to install any security on my Android phones, starting with the Droid 1 in Mar 2010. I wouldnt dare go no security on a desktop PC.
posted on Dec 05, 2012, 6:42 PM 0
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