Focusing purely on system software updates for this thread. We all know that Android software updates are inconsistent across manufacturers. And that updates are not done nearly as long as they are on iPhone. I have read that iPhones get updated for at least 5 years. Even the best Android phone from a software standpoint, the Pixel, gets only 3 years of software support. The question is should buyers like me care about this? On an abstract level, it seems like Android phones would be quite vulnerable to malware due to this. I have been buying Android phones for years mostly due to lower cost. But it makes me wonder whether there are serious security risks that ought to be factored into future device purchases. Related topic, Windows 7 support officially ends in December, so PC users would be at risk after that. Are Android users with devices no longer being updated at similar risk levels? Or is Android more secure than Windows even when using outdated versions?