Donald Trump may have made a lot of good choices in his life to be where he is today, and I wouldn’t play diplomatic, it is certainly good to know choosing Android was one of them. Sure, it’s Trump, and he has a reputation, but he’s famous right. Although, when reports come out claiming that the POTUS uses an old Samsung Galaxy S3 you’re bound to wonder if that decision was an educated decision or just flowing along with the wind. The Galaxy S3 was one of the best selling smartphones of 2012 after all.
Anyway, the main issue here is that it is a very old Android smartphone and it is by any estimates not secure at all especially when it is used by the most powerful and apparently quite hated man in the world who will be the target of numerous individuals and organisations.
According to the New York Times Donald Trump still tweets from the White House on his “old, unsecured Android phone, to the protests of some of his aides,” contradicting its own earlier reports that the president had turned in the handset in exchange for a “secure, encrypted device approved by the Secret Service.”
It is not hard to imagine that Donald Trump wouldn’t listen to the people around him. After all, this is the man that has railed against the intelligence community multiple times. The POTUS doesn’t like being told what to do. His brash, straightforward behaviour is what helped him get into the White house. While the encryption-heavy device is likely being used for confidential purposes, Trump is apparently sticking with his trusty Android phone for tweeting and calls.
This isn’t the first time a US President’s smartphone of choice has become an issue. During Barack Obama’s eight year term, he went on to test phones from Samsung and LG before ultimately sticking with BlackBerry through the end of 2016. It turned out the majority of security experts didn’t feel comfortable using any platform other than BlackBerry’s.
While I’m not a security expert, Android is quite secure even though there is a lot of fuzz about its security in the media. Most of it is exaggerated and ignores the other layers of Android security. A man like Trump shouldn’t have any difficulty getting the latest Android with the latest security patches. But Donald Trump is using what appears to be a Samsung Galaxy S3 which is probably running on Android 4.3 or 4.4 and that is really out dated. Android Central has done some sleuthing on photos of Trump on his smartphone to come to this conclusion. Why would someone as rich as Trump stick with that old a phone you ask?
Well, take a look at your grand parents.
Via : DroidLife