There are many Android phones in the market today. Some are cheap, some are expensive, and usually in the case of cheaper Android phones, certain compromises have to be made. Maybe the build quality isn’t as strong, or maybe they’re just based off a reference design which means less money spent on R&D which in turn saves money.

However, it seems that on the software front, certain compromises could also be made which according to security research firm, Kryptowire, could be a problem as they have discovered that the apps that come preinstalled on cheaper Android phones come with a host of bugs and vulnerabilities that could make them easy to be hacked, and in turn compromise the device in question

While they did not mention the brands involved, they do note that these vulnerabilities were found on the phones shipped by at least 29 manufacturers. Speaking to CNET, Kryptowire CEO Angelos Stavrou suggests that Google should also be held accountable to a certain degree by being more strict and thorough regarding apps that are used on Android.

According to Stavrou, “Google can demand more thorough code analysis and vendor responsibility for their software products that enter the Android ecosystems. Legislators and policy makers should demand that companies are accountable for putting the security and personal information of end-users at risk.”

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