An Android User? Renowned Security Journalist Has A Few Things To Say – Be Prepared, It’s No Good News.

Android users get in here, Mr. Franceschi-Bicchierai has a few things to say to yall.

In case you are wondering who Mr. Franceschi-Bicchierai is, According to Mashable, Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai is a reporter at Mashable’s New York headquarters, where he covers cybersecurity, tech policy, privacy and surveillance, hackers, drones, and, more……… Before Mashable, Lorenzo was an intern at, where he wrote for Danger Room, and Threat Level.

back to the topic, the renowned security journalist according to his post on Motherboard, believes that Android users should ‘give up, switch to Apple and buy an iPhone’. He said this due Android’s vulnerability to attack.

According to him:

I’ve been antagonistic with Apple products ever since I was a teenager, when Apple used to try to shove its apps down my throat (cough iTunes cough) whenever I just wanted to watch a movie trailer on QuickTime. I never liked Apple’s walled garden and “we-control-everything” approach, and I particularly disliked Apple fan boys’ dumb “oh my god there’s a new iThing coming out” reverence and hysteria. So when the original iPhone came out a few years ago, I swore in multiple heated discussions with friends and strangers that I’d never buy an iPhone. Since then, I’ve only owned Android phones. First a few HTC ones, now a Sony phone. Well, I’m sick of it. And I’m ready to go to the dark side.

The main complaint  by Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai is the sluggish way it takes to roll out a patch for security vulnerabilities, like Stagefright – a new virus that attacks your android device via a text message. Whereas, for Apple, this is the opposite – i.e.  when there is a bug, Apple fixes the glitch and roll-out updates to all iPhone owners almost immediately.
For those who still want to stick to Android, Mr. Franceschi-Bicchierai recommends installing Cyanogen Mo as an alternative or just get a Nexus smartphone since Nexus hardware is always first to get the latest updates from Google.

“Or, lastly, you can give up, switch to Apple and buy an iPhone,”

“As much as my old self will hate me, I’m going to choose the last option”. He says

Android users, what do you think? Valid points or nay?

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