Security Research Labs conducted a two-year study. According to the study, Android still has the same trust problem, it’s not improving. The study revealed that there is a gap between the software patches on their devices and the ones they actually have. In fact, Android companies claim to have on their devices.
Phone manufacturers may lie to you regarding the security of your Android device. As a matter of fact, most of the phone manufacturers do.
The Verge says, “The gap between Android and its nemesis, Apple’s iOS, has always boiled down to trust. Unlike Google, Apple doesn’t make its money by tracking the behaviour of its users, and unlike the vast and varied Android ecosystem, there are only ever a couple of iPhone models, each of which is updated with regularity and over a long period of time. Owning an iPhone, you can be confident that you’re among Apple’s priority users (even if Apple faces its own cohort of critics accusing it of planned obsolescence), whereas with an Android device, as evidenced today, you can’t even be sure that the security bulletins and updates you’re getting are truthful”.
However, a large portion of users thinks that Android is untrustworthy. In addition to the security misrepresentation, versions updates are slow. Moreover, Android hardware development is chaotic and unreliable.