Apple devices are popular only for their security, 95% of Apple iPhones are encrypted while Only 2% of Android devices are encrypted. Data encryption is present in the iOS devices from Apple, While in the Android, this technology is present only in the limited version of Android.
What is the reason for this vast difference?
Google Fails To Encrypt Android Devices
As we all know that nobody is perfect in this universe, so, if you think that all the operating system on which we communicate are perfectly protected, then it will be better for you to think again. That is because, while 95% of iPhones already have their data properly encrypted and it is the most important protections that you can have today. While on the other hand Android devices have only 2% of protection against iPhones.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the reason for this large difference is the result of fragmentation(breaking or being broken) of the operating system by Google. Still Google is promising that they will solve these problems and also mentioned that little has been done so far, leading to problems to implement encryption in OS mainly due to the modified versions of the platform developed by the companies.
To give you a clear idea of the difference between them, the data encryption is present in the iOS devices from Apple. While in the Android, this technology only comes with the version 6.0 Marshmallow, which is still limited and available for very less amount of devices.
— Owen Williams ⚡️ (@ow) March 15, 2016
There is no doubt that the situation is worrying for the users of Android devices, but, Google assures that this should no longer be a problem for so long. If the information found in the developer version of Android N are true, Google may begin to separate your operating system 2 to 1 containing the base system and one containing the interface and tools.
What does this mean for the platform?
The core operating system would be one in all devices, despite the changes made by the OEM companies. This would not only allow companies to create tools with greater freedom and without fear of harming the Android functionality, and would give Google the ability to launch major updates to the devices without entering into a fight with the interface.
Even if this happens, however, the situation is not okay for Google, as we all know that the plan which Google described is fruitful, but, it will take a little long time to execute the solution. Until that user who are not running the latest version of Android, Marshmallow 6.0 their devices will remain unprotected. Somehow many users may think that company like Google is compromising their security for their users, which may affect their Android users and lead to the migrate into iOS.