Android OS has played an integral role in the lives of many people around the world. The usage of Android smartphones is not only limited to a set of demographics. As a matter of fact, Android smartphones are used by both male and female users who are under different age groups. Studies indicate that 75.5% of people within 25-44 years have used an Android device.
A great number of people have dedicated a lot of their time to using smartphones. In fact, 88% of Android users are using their devices while in the bathroom.
Studies also show that on average, Android users have up to 35 apps installed on their devices. Not to mention that a lot of users regularly conduct online transactions using their phones. Statistics tell us that 46% of the US Android users make purchases on their smartphones.
However, if we compare Android user base to Apple’s, we can see that the latter group tends to use slightly more apps, although the former play more mobile games.
Mobile malware is an important issue that Android has paid great attention to and tried to reduce. Malware is defined as any software created with the sole aim of causing harm to a user’s device without their knowledge.
The company, however, has taken great precautions to ensure the malware is eradicated and prevented from harming the devices of Android users. Luckily, it has been able to reduce the number of malicious threats from over 1.5 million to 1 million.
Top threats include trojans, keyloggers, ransomware, ghost push, as well as spyware. Because Google is not as strict as Apple when it comes to the Store apps, it is easier for malicious apps to slip through and be posted in the Google Play Store.