AVG has recently published it’s Community Powered Threat Report for Q1, 2011 and has determined increased risk towards Android users. The reason the Android operating system is more at risk than other mobile operating systems is due in part to the open-source aspect of the OS. Compared to Apple’s iOS, Android users can install software outside of the Android Market store, which makes it a prime target to infect.
AVG claims in it’s report that its Mobilation for Android software has helped prevent users from downloading over 10,000 infected apps, each day. The company noted also an increase in spam and phishing attacks aimed at smartphone users, in particular, Android users.