The vast majority of mobile malware is written for +Android. Thats a fact. Its a side effect of the open-garden. Anyone can write apps, even malicious ones, and distribute into the wild without the approval of a curation system.
But to the everyday user, does it matter? I have been looking for posts, on forums and social media, about people whose mobile device have been infected and need help. All I have found are blogs posts about Mobile malware, no personal stuff.
Just today I was wondering if the Lookout app on my phone was actually doing anything... And yes, it takes picture of people trying to access my phone with wrong passcode, and emails them to me. Which is fun.
It's sad to see Apple resorting to bashing on other platforms with misled information. Now half the people I know think Android sucks because it's filled to the brim with viruses. I've had Android devices for three years, downloaded shady apps, installed a ton of stuff from outside the Play Store, you name it. Still never caught a virus.
If Android is so secure, why does every app have the permission to track me? After 5 months with Android, I feel like I'm being observed every time I carry my phone with me. There's just no way to disable tracking on per-app basis. Ridiculous.