Re: Android "open" model cuts off security and feature updates
hmm, if we are talking about the traditional brands such as Samsung, HTC, Motorola, their updates are very fast and most of them have uncoupled ther adde features from the OS to drliver those as apps instead (HTC Motorola). My Moto X play got updated only a few weeks after the new Android version came out.
Also, I hope you do realize that malware issues only happen with 0.05% of Android devices, and usually this is because users choose to install apps from an untrusted source, which EVERY Android version forbids as a default.
The OS is not the issue here, the issue is how people use their phone. If you Jailbreak your iPhone and install apps from other sources than the Appstore, you are open to exactly those same kind of issues. Apple has had more Malware outbreak in 2016 than in the previous 5 years combined but only a very small proportion of Apple users actually jailbreak their phone.
I have owned Android phones since the the inception of Android and not once have I been the victim of any malware.
Fearmongering is a digital warfare tactic used to scare people away from competitor producs, people falling for it are victims and focus on all the wrong issues.