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Android’s overlooked security advantages in the enterprise [video]

by David Needle

January 15 2013

"You can create your own locked-in environment with Android," says Tristan Louis.
"You can create your own locked-in environment with Android," says Tristan Louis.

Google’s Android operating system is frequently knocked for weak security and the threat of malware. But as one developer explains, Android’s customizable design offers some advantages Apple's iOS and Windows can’t match.

Speaking at the recent TabletBiz conference, developer and tech blogger Tristan Louis said Google’s Android actually provides a “substantially more secure solution because it allows for an increased amount of customization. You can create you’re own locked in environment that is particular to your enterprise on top of Google’s platform."

As Louis notes, Apple doesn’t give you that kind of flexibility and while Microsoft does, it requires an investment in Microsoft's own infrastructure products.

Google has taken a number of steps to ensure apps it offers via its Google Play store are virus free, but there are also many Android apps available for download elsewhere that aren’t monitored or checked for viruses, spyware and malware -- this is where Android apps get a good deal of their negative reputation.

Hear more about Android in the enterprise in the video clip below.

 

This wraps up our series of video clips from the TabletBiz conference. You can see all the video clips here. TabTimes Pro members (free registration) get access to full session videos from TabTimes conferences along with other benefits.

David Needle is Editor of TabTimes and based in Silicon Valley

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