Some analysts remain skeptical about whether Android can meet all security requirements of such clients, and note that the FBI itself has highlighted some vulnerabilities of the platform.
“The Android operating system hasn’t been secured properly,” said Rob Enderle, principal analyst with Enderle Group, noting that Samsung has layered technology on top of the operating system in an attempt to make its Galaxy devices safer.
“If you are going to tackle security, you kind of have to do it throughout the entire platform. It’s not that Samsung doesn’t want to – it is that they don’t own the operating system so they cannot,” said Enderle. “If you’re going to sell into government, you have to be able to provide a secure solution and Android isn’t it yet.”’
Android platform may not be secure enough for the FBI, or anyone else for that matter, but neither are any of the other platforms. While BlackBerry is pretty secure its pretty easy to exploit and so is iOS, Windows, and the like. That being said systems such as MilDroid from Department 13, SE Android, and a host of additive solutions can certainly get Android up to a point that its secure as computer or typical secure radio solution. The problem I find is very few organizations understand the right mix tools, processes, and procedures to deploy to secure their mobile solutions.