Report shows one in three Android devices don’t utilize a passcode


  • BriniaSona

    “Over 20 percent of Android devices are running Lollipop, a full version behind 6.0.1 Marshmallow” Because not all OEM’s have it ready yet.

    “32 percent of devices are running Android below 4.0, making them
    susceptible to the serious Stagefright vulnerability that was disclosed
    partway through last year.” When a decent plan in Canada costs 70+ per month for the lowest contract prices, I can see why people would keep an old phone.

    • Roger

      Moto G, $200-230 off contract.

    • Me

      Exactly. That should read “When people are uneducated and don’t research before buying, especially in Canada, I understand why they keep an old phone.”

  • Mo Dabbas

    If only Apple was involved somehow, Rob would have found a way to make everything sound positive. Lol.

    • Me

      Comment of the week. I agree with you 100%.

  • Me

    Aside from the 4th point, I can check off the first 3. No passcodes, rooted and Lollipop. Also, I’m just so fed up with these reports. Oh My! Lolipop is one FULL version behind the current one. As if lollipop was full of bugs and this was 2005. Even if Android stopped at lollipop and just added updates over it (Windows 10 style), it would still me an amazing OS I would pick over anything, any day of the week. Give it up already.

    • Roger

      I went back to Windows 7 on my laptop after trying out Windows 10 for a while. Sometimes it’s better to wait until bugs from earlier builds are sorted out.
      As much as would like Marshmallow on my Note 4 just for the sake of change, I’m not in a rush to get it as it’s working fine with Lollipop 5.1.1.

    • Me


  • matus201

    This is a bit misleading. There are constant security updates on the app level (Google Play Services, plus many system apps like browser get updated regularly). In addition, Android is a little bit like Windows: my S6 runs lollipop, however has 1 month old security patch level. That’s same as if I am running Windows 7 with all the updates installed: just because it is not the latest system, does not mean it is not safe.
    Also, I think these reports should ignore cheap crap phones. You get what you pay for (or do your research, and buy a used nexus 5, moto g, or any other good cheap android phone).