More power = more issues
iOS ain't that bad. It has issues, and limits, but being single sourced for patches and updates, and a trong commitment to ensure devices get those patches for at least 2 if not 3 years, means I don;t get left in the cold with my brand new device and a security hole that will never be patched.
This is a limited attack, but they're getting more and more serious, and better designed, and sooner rather than later there will be a "critical" class security breech on the OS, and for millions of owners they'll have no defense other than to turn it off.
If you own an android that isn't already running 2.2, i suggest you join a class action suit somewhere (or start one) to get a guarantee (and SLA) on patch releases and updates for at least last-sale-date + 2 years.
I love android. I think its a fantastic and powerful OS. I'll not own a device with it on it until I get such a guarantee.
I don't have one necessarily from apple, but enough people WOULD sue apple (and win) if they stopped patching devices still under warranty, not to mention they actually do care about their consumers, and have a good history of patching (viable) threats with speed (they take their sweet time on incomplete POC exploits and attacks that have no viability to actually work, and they should take their time, when we have no real risk).
Google needs to get control of the vendors. Until that happens, android is a security issue waiting to happen. This is going to get bad fast.