Is Android Becoming The New Windows?

Chris Wakefield | Comtech IT Support | July 25, 2013

At the moment in the smartphone market Android is king.  It is currently the most used operating system by some margin and most analysts expect this to continue.  In some ways this resembles the rise of Microsoft Windows in the early nineties and like Windows Android’s popularity is coming with a big price tag – viruses.  If you don’t believe me then check out the shear number of antivirus providers who are offering apps for Android.

Viruses on a smartphone? Yes you can get viruses on a smartphone just as easily as you can get viruses on Windows and usually it is down to the user.  Let me explain.  A lot of Windows users will go online looking for a specific package and just download it without really caring about where they get it from.  It just so happens that when they download their package “added goodies” will be attached and downloaded too.