Convenience: Android comes with something the iPhone doesn’t

Now is the time when The Macalope must pause from his usual coverage of Apple and take a look at how things are going over on Android.

Due to a court-mandated order.

The details of which The Macalope is not at liberty to discuss.

Turns out the timing is pretty good, though. Some would say hilariously so.

“146 New Vulnerabilities All Come Preinstalled on Android Phones.” (Tip o’ the antlers to 5cat.)

Wow! That’s… that’s a lot of vulnerabilities.

But the situation isn’t quite as bad as that. As bad as… [reviews notes]… 146 preinstalled vulnerabilities. [shakes head] Whoo. Lotta vulnerabilities.

Most of the vulnerabilities are found on phones made by small manufacturers, so most people are unlikely to ever fall victim to them. And, much like you can’t get every feature from those lists of “10 ANDROID FEATURES THE IPHONE DOESN’T HAVE” on every Android phone, you can’t get all 146 vulnerabilities on every Android phone.