Meanwhile, @testingpens over on #twitter:
„Wondering about Android and Apple phone security? Here's an objective chart to help you decide:“
That's not objective. It's missing LineageOS on all Android devices, short cycle security updates, long term support.
Exactly. And after EOL iPhones become the least secure phones in the market because you can't even run a new web engine on them. My backup phone is 6+-year-old Samsung S4 Mini. I can run the latest Android (LineageOS) or latest browser (Firefox) on it. Show me that with a 6-year-old iPhone.
@jwildeboer @erAck I'm not defending the Android vendors. I'm just saying that unlike iPhone Android devices are not usually completely lock-down which has a positive effect on security because it allows me to switch to something that has timely updates and lifetime exceeds the iPhone's. My laptop came with Windows. Do I care about Windows security? Not at all because I installed an OS of my choice the first day I got it.
@jwildeboer @erAck Yeah, lifetimes, not releasing updates at all or with delays in months is bad, on the other hand comparing response times of an open source and closed source system is always a bit "apples and oranges". Security issues in open systems are typically publicly disclosed earlier while in proprietary software it's often when the fix is made available... or never.
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