Sundar Pichai Talks Android Security

27 February 2014

FrAndroid:

“We can not guarantee that Android is designed to be safe, the format was designed to give more freedom. When they talk about 90% of malware for Android, they must of course take into account the fact that it is the most used operating system in the world. If I had a company dedicated to malware, I will also be addressing my attacks on Android”, has he said with a big smile.

Not quite Eric Schmidt levels of creepy eloquence, but getting there. I know what Pichai is trying to say — that the level of Android’s malware is proportionate to its scale — but there are definitely better ways of expressing it.1

1 The quote was machine translated using Google Translate, so note there is a chance that the meaning has been mangled somewhere along the line.