Current Android Platform Environment
Recent industry reports have indicated that over 70% of tablets and smartphones worldwide use the Android OS. However, due to Android’s open platform, the OS does not provide sufficient protection from malicious apps or Trojans. Additionally, many companies concerned about the increased popularity of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs have prohibited employee use of Android-based devices that aren’t compatible with the company’s security requirements. The following are cited as primary concerns for Android open platform OS:
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