Microsoft: Google’s Android too insecure, complex

“Windows Phone will eventually succeed in the business market because there is too much malware attacking the Android operating system, which is also more difficult to develop for, says Microsoft’s Windows Phone developer evangelist,” Rodney Gedda reports for Techworld Australia. “Initially aimed at the consumer market, Windows Phone 7 (WP7) is slowly gaining momentum in the corporate space where it will become a mainstream option alongside BlackBerry, Symbian and the newer big guns iOS and Android, according to Microsoft Australia’s Windows Phone developer evangelist, Dave Glover.”

Gedda reports, “Unlike Android, apps for WP7 are required to be distributed through the MarketPlace app store, but Glover said this will change when private deployment of apps is supported in future versions.”

MacDailyNews Take: Apple’s iOS, of course, has long offered this capability to enterprises.

“While Android provides the option of installing app without going through Google’s Android Market, Glover said businesses are not jumping on Android because of security concerns,” Gedda reports. “‘There is a lot of malware targeting the Android platform,’ he said.”

Gedda reports, “Last week a vulnerability was discovered in the official Skype app for Android that could allow other malicious apps to access personal data on the phone. And earlier this year some 50 apps in the Android Market were discovered to contain a form of malware. In a further endorsement of his platform, Glover said the level of complexity is higher when developing an app for Android compared with Windows Phone.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: If Microsoft knows anything, they certainly know all about complexity and insecurity.

37 Comments

    1. So let me get this right …. MicroShaft will sell ’cause Android will not, hum, OK …..

      Agree, there is room for people who think like this ….

      MicroShaft at least admits they will sell only as because Android will fail …..

      Got it!

  1. “If Microsoft knows anything, they certainly know all about complexity and insecurity.”

    I think Microsoft’s invented the first breeding grounds for malware via their desktop OS. Google’s Android is successfully playing catchup in this field.

    Notice how Microsoft carefully never mentioned Apple’s iOS when it comes to it’s benefits of not having malware? That MS apologist, er.. evangelist is pretty smart with his FUD.

    iOS rocks.

        1. Well, if you’re counting all computers and not just modern PCs, the first malware was that bastard that cut some beads off the Abacus and screwed up the Chinese Emperor’s nation wide inventory.

      1. My error (and althegeo’s error as well) …

        The first worms, network-borne infectious programs, originated not on personal computers, but on multitasking Unix systems. The first well-known worm was the Internet Worm of 1988, which infected SunOS and VAX BSD systems. Unlike a virus, this worm did not insert itself into other programs. Instead, it exploited security holes (vulnerabilities) in network server programs and started itself running as a separate process. This same behaviour is used by today’s worms as well.

      1. What a cute little piece of trolling!
        Check the ammo; Line up the troll in the gunsight; Pull the trigger and…

        ” rel=”nofollow”>BOOM! HEAD SHOT!

        1. I am going to be the lone one here to call this article mostly right. Microsoft has an awsome phone OS on thier hands and Andriod is riddled with security issues (which WP7 is not). The only thing the article got totally wrong is it seems to presume apps on the Android marketplace are secure…. totally not the case. This will take a few years to play out, but security and privacy blunders will topple Android in the long run once the masses understand what an insecure OS it is. Just my 2 cents.

  2. Wow. Just wow.

    To have Microsoft claim that any software developer has a security problem is just … damn no shame…

    Android is only complex to someone who knows only Windows!
    If you know Linux, or even any straight form of Unix, then Android suddenly does not seem so ‘complex’.

    So what OS does MS think will replace Windows in the enterprise?

    Since according to this article I am concluding that a platform being attacked by malware is cause for picking another option!

  3. POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK MUCH?

    Android has its problems, as I frequently point out. But the last thing Google needs is advice from the makers of the LEAST secure and MOST annoyingly complex operating system available. STFU Microsoft.

    1. This total BS from Microsoft reminds me a lot of the all-too-popular propaganda routine called “I know you are but what am I” or “I’m bounce, you’re glue. Whatever you say bounced off me and sticks on you.”

      IOW: If you’re guilty of a crime, scream bloody murder that THE OTHER GUY did it. It’s sort of like ‘He who smelt it dealt it.’ IOW: It’s a baby game. Your infantile mind is showing Microsoft. Baby needs a change of diapers.

  4. Ummm, is Microsoft telling us they are going to fail in the market due to the insecurity of their software with the overly complex software versions?

    It sure sounds like it. Maybe the first to fall will be Google followed by Microsoft. The general failure order is acceptable to me.

    Hiis subliminal messages are killing his company. Then again, I like the small of napalm in the morning as the gentle wind from Microsofts campus settles over the coffee shop.

    Toast to Mr Napalm himself! Steve BALLMER!!!!! May you long rule Microsoft.

    LOL!!!!!

  5. “businesses are not jumping on Android because of security concerns”

    If enterprise was worried about security they would have dumped Microsoft products in the ’90s. Enterprise is not concerned, Security is what IT weenies are for. Bring on Android. IT weenies are ready for anything.

      1. I can think of one right off the top of my head that stalled us on bringing in the iPhone.

        What if you have an enterprise cell contract with a company that is not AT&T or Verizon?

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