#droidrage: Let He Who Is Without Sin… Microsoft casts stones at Android

In October, the FBI announced a public warning for Android users about mobile malware specifically targeting their platform, saying:

The IC3 has been made aware of various malware attacking Android operating systems for mobile devices. Some of the latest known versions of this type of malware are Loozfon and FinFisher.

This no doubt comes as a huge embarrassment to Google, and nobody seems happier about this than Microsoft, thrilled to finally get to pass the malware crown on to someone other than themselves.

The following is an excerpt from The Next Web. To read the full article, head over to Microsoft attempts Android backstab on Twitter, fails to do much but look foolish | TheNextWeb.com.

Oh, Microsoft. On the heels of growing momentum for its Windows Phone platform, Microsoft has managed to find more than enough space in its mouth to fit both its shod heels. Microsoft advertising campaigns are often bleak, but this specific episode must take the cake.

Let’s read some tweets, shall we? Here’s the main mistake:

Do you see it? Android has malware! Oh no! An open app environment leads to potential threats! Microsoft, apparently by accident, has just managed to argue against the core feature of Windows in a single step. That’s embarrassing.

Now, Microsoft is moving closer to the Apple model of walled, sealed gardens for its platforms with the Windows, Windows Phone, Azure, and Xbox stores, but Windows 8, the normal version, still runs millions of apps and anyone can build for it. Take the above tweets and replace ‘Android’ with Windows and you have the same set of bitching.

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Categories: Business, Science, Technology

Author:Andrew Beato

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