Google released its Pixel 3 this week, a new smartphone running on Android that is known for its high-quality camera. But security on Android devices is a different issue entirely, security experts say. The Pixel is said to be the most securedevice from Google yet, featuring a security chip that encrypts data on the device.
As the debate between Apple and Android rages on, here are some security differences to take into account between the two operating systems when you’re considering a new phone:
There is a difference between “privacy” and “security,” said Jessica Ortega, a website security analyst at Scottsdale, Ariz.-based cloud-based security firm SiteLock. Privacy is how data is handled and stored, and in that realm, Apple is superior, she said.
“When it comes to privacy, Android is still the second choice,” she said. “Android’s requirement that data on mobile devices be transmitted to Google servers and used for targeted advertising and building a user profile, makes Android the more customizable, but less private mobile operating system.”
Alternatively, Apple has been vocal about its commitment to data privacy…