Android Open Source Brings Uncertainties And More Security Problems
Android open source
Google gives Android features for open source and free, Android creates a myth. The appeal of Google is also a factor for the success, of course.
Everything can’t be perfect, open source and free access to the advantages, but also exposed a number of problems.
Added factors of instability
I think it’s not just Android issue, any open source projects, if you allow others to develop again, so no doubt will increase instability, rise in the chance of error. Just like, an engineering team built a tall building, and then a second works team built more 10 layers on the original building, if the second queue of people not familiar with this tall building, then stamped floors may cause the building to collapse.
This may happen on the Android, because any manufacturer can use Android on their mobile phone, when they added new features or modified existing features, it may not be guaranteed Android without errors.
For Samsung, HTC these well-known manufacturers, we believe that they will give the user a good Android phones. For small and medium handset makers and they have no idea to do a lot of testing for their Android phones(these are both expense and cost), so their mobile phone testing is completed by the general consumer.
More security risks
In a survey in a mobile system security, Android is considered to be the least secure. Android’s highest market share is one of the main causes, when large numbers of developers poured into Android development platform, somebody will decompile others program and implanted virus.
While the Android open source provide a number of “help” to them, maybe Android development manual says “look, my weakness is here! “.