Numerous researchers say that iPhones are technically more secure than Androids, and this is indeed a significant area of study as security is one of the most vital aspects for smartphone users. Let’s find out in details about these two widely popular OS’es existing right now.
Generally, Android users must be patient for at least a few months before they can have access to OS updates. iPhone users, on the other hand, receive their updates within a short period of time available across all Apple devices.
Whenever a security loophole is found, the iOS will automatically update its software with a brand new version without troubling the users.
How are smartphone manufacturers responsible?
Once a user discovers a security flaw on Android, Google immediately creates an update to make it available for everyone. The update is then transferred to the smartphone manufacturers like Samsung, HTC, and Motorola for integrating the update in their devices. This is where the whole process can turn stagnant as installing the update on smartphones is not in the hands of Google.
In order to make this new update functional, the manufacturers must be able to apply the updated code in the core system of Android. Unfortunately, this practice must be implemented in every smartphone and tablet individually, which is highly time-consuming.
Precaution to consider as a user
The underlying question remains, which is safer? The only reliable answer is being aware of the safe and appropriate usage practices. Also, download apps only from reliable sources like the Google Play and Apple App stores for safety.
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