Talk:Android (operating system)

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Quote: In September 2014, Jason Nova of Android Authority reported on a study by the German security company Fraunhofer AISEC in antivirus software and malware threats on Android. Nova wrote that "The Android operating system deals with software packages by sandboxing them; this does not allow applications to list the directory contents of other apps to keep the system safe. By not allowing the antivirus to list the directories of other apps after installation, applications that show no inherent suspicious behavior when downloaded are cleared as safe. If then later on parts of the app are activated that turn out to be malicious, the antivirus will have no way to know since it is inside the app and out of the antivirus’ jurisdiction". The study by Fraunhofer AISEC, examining antivirus software from Avast, AVG, Bitdefender, ESET, F-Secure, Kaspersky, Lookout, McAfee (formerly Intel Security), Norton, Sophos, and Trend Micro, revealed that "the tested antivirus apps do not provide protection against customized malware or targeted attacks", and that "the tested antivirus apps were also not able to detect malware which is completely unknown to date but does not make any efforts to hide its malignity".

Lookout page is Lookout (IT security).

Curtisk404 (talk) 02:59, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

bad element 3.0 VivoGlobal (talk) 22:06, 19 December 2019 (UTC)

Section on rootingEdit

On the IOS wiki they include a section on jailbreaking. Since rooting is basically Android's jailbreaking, wouldn't it make sense to include a section on it? It could discuss security issues, how phone manufacturers try to prevent rooting, etc. Just my thoughts, hopefully it is considered. Rblaq (talk) 22:39, 28 December 2019 (UTC)

Android 7Edit

This is version is no longer supported, I believe. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:13, 3 February 2020 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 24 February 2020Edit

Android 11s code name is r it is show in android studio for developers. (talk) 22:54, 24 February 2020 (UTC)

Needs to have been mentioned in reliable sources. – Thjarkur (talk) 00:24, 25 February 2020 (UTC)

Moving Version Data Outside of the ArticleEdit

Hello All,

Although WP:BOLD and WP:BRD, given the prominence of this article (and that the talk page lists that it is important to no fewer than 11 (!!) projects ...) - I thought it would be good to just make sure there were no major objections:

I was working on updating Comparison of operating systems to use versioning data from Template:LSR which is integrated into Template:Infobox OS and will automatically integrate per Template:Infobox_OS#Moving_release_data_outside_the_article -- Android does not currently have its version data moved outside of the article thus precluding its reuse and preventing a Single source of truth.

If moved outside of the article to Template:LSR -- (specifically perhaps Template:Latest stable software release/Android or Template:Latest stable software release/Google Android - or both with a redirect?) -- the only functional difference would be that to update the version information the template is edited instead of the actual page (if you haven't used the software version template, it has a convenient "[±]" link that goes directly to the edit page for the version number data.)

Thoughts? :)

Hope everyone is staying healthy and safe...

Jewell D D (talk) 19:07, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

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