Google felt the need to prove to Android users that his OS if safe and is getting safer. Because Google knows that the securty is vital to everyone, and after we witness Sony and Snapchat getting hacked, all of we realuize that if Sony can get hacked, so can we.
In order to calm down the Android users, Google has analyzed billions of data points, and give stats on how many people are protected.
- 1 billion devices are protected by Google Play
- Fewer than 1% of Android devices had a potentially harmful app. That means, in all likelihood, you are safe.
- The overall worldwide rate of Potentially Harmful Application (PHA) installs decreased by nearly 50% between Q1 and Q4 2014.