Sundar Pichai Talks Android Security

27 February 2014


“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.