Android had a tough year compared to iOS in one crucial area

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Google's Android operating system owns nearly 90% of the smartphone market , but its popularity comes at a price: higher vulnerability.

According to this chart by Statista , based on data from CVE Details , Android's operating system saw the most number of vulnerabilities in 2016. That means Android was much more prone to a software glitch that could lead to hacker attacks than some of its competitors, including Apple's iOS which saw only a third of the number of vulnerabilities than the Android did.

The result, however, is a huge reversal from last year : the Android OS saw only 125 vulnerabilities while the iOS had 387.

20170106_Android CVE Details

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