[deleted] its true that even if I use sandboxed google play it is still more secure and private than stock OS or IOS app store?
That's a question. I would absolutely dismiss PR claims from keynotes (especially those This is the most secure phone we ever built. If you think about it, even briefly, what does such a statement even says?) iOS and iPhones have one huge disadvantage: monoculture. If you find a weak spot, security issue, the attacker can take advantage of it it anywhere, because it's one system everywhere. In Android, it doesn't have to be the case, because vendors can and do modify "their" Android.
But how exactly would we measure that something is more secure and private. We can take into consideration exploits and their price on market, ie. how much is "market" willing to pay for a security "hole" in a system.
Check this if interested:
But be aware that even a perfectly secure and private system can be compromise by a bad user behavior like:
- usage of apps with excessive needs, especially allowing apps "all it can eat" access (those toggles like contacts, storage, photos...)
- using and providing private information anywhere and to anyone into the internet
- setting no lock or using password a la password or 1234