PCMag.com has reviewed the Norton Mobile Security 3.6 (for Android) suite and has given it a rating of 3 1/2 out of 5.
According to the review:
I always thought it was very disingenuous of Android users to point to Apple’s closed nature or Wall Garden approached as a weakness of the operating system and not point out the benefits of such approach. When the truth of the matter is – Apple’s approach is to provide users with the best user experience possible. This extends to users not having to worry about whether their antivirus softwares are out of date or the best one to get. This was a prominent feature of the PC era, it has no place in the Post – PC era.
This is not to say iOS would never have malware issues, it just wouldn’t get to the level of Android’s for two main reasons:
For those interested, the Norton Mobile Security 3.6 (for Android) starts at $29. I’m sure there are free antivirus softwares available on the Google Play Store for the price conscious.