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Director claims Google Pixel is at par with iPhone in terms of security

By diana | Nov 04, 2016 06:00 AM EDT
Google displays Google Pixel in their pop up store in New York.
(Photo : Getty Images/Spencer Platt) Google displays Google Pixel in their pop up store in New York.

Just last month, Google has announced its newest phones, which are perceived to be rivals of Apple's iPhone 7 and 7 plus.

The American multinational technology company has unveiled Google Pixel and Pixel XL, and saying goodbye to its old phone name, Nexus. According to Mirror UK, Google previously named its premium tablets and laptop products Pixel.

Meanwhile, the company described Pixel and Pixel XL as "the first phone built by Google inside and out." Google's newest phones were offered for pre-orders on Oct. 4, and were made available in markets on Oct. 20.

And just like what any experts and tech geeks would ask, many are wondering whether Pixel and Pixel XL are as secure as iPhones. Addressing the matter, Google's Adrian Ludwig, director of security at Android, compared the Google phones to Apple products.

Ludwig claimed Pixel is at par with iPhone in terms of security. "[Both are] nearly identical in terms of their platform-capabilities," he said as noted by Android Authority. The director said at a press conference that Android's open system would even make the Google phones more secure than of the iPhone in the future.

However, Ludwig refused to give further details about the long-term development they are aiming. "In the long term, the open ecosystem of Android is going to put it in a much better place," he said.

"We got quite a bit of work left to do to get to a point where that actually happens on a regular basis across the whole the ecosystem," the Google director said.

What do you think on this claim about Google Pixel's security?

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