People laugh as Eric Schmidt says Android is more secure than iOS

It was a little sad, actually, seeing the former CEO and chairman of the Google board Eric Schmidt draw chuckles when he said that Android was “more secure than the iPhone”. Keep dreaming, Eric.

Google’s Eric Schmidt has a reputation for raising eyebrows with his public proclamations, so this latest episode should come as little surprise — the company chairman declared during the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo that Android has a security advantage over Apple’s iPhone. In comments reported by ZDNet, Schmidt responded to a question from Gartner analyst David Willis as such:

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