IT security and Android may not be mutually exclusive in 2018. Google has already laid the groundwork and wants to deliver important updates faster to users so as to waste no time closing security holes. The spectre of a mobile catastrophe is growing. Worldwide around 74 percent use a smartphone with an Android operating system (source: Statcounter). G DATA security experts also see the current malware numbers as pointing to an increased threat. In the first quarter alone, analysts discovered 846,916 new Android malware samples. Around 12 percent more than in the first quarter of the previous year.