Google’s Schmidt: Android more secure than iPhone

The Google chairman danced around a straight answer explaining Android has more than a billion users, is a platform that will be around for a while, and therefore goes through rigorous real-world security testing.

Schmidt then offered up another complaint he often hears — that the platform is fragmented — and then he shot that down. “With Android we have an agreement for vendors that you keep the Android stores compatible and that is a great breakthrough for Android,” he said.