Unfortunately, Android has been hijacked by the carriers and handset manufacturers. There is no "Android" phone any more, only handset manufacturers (who screw up Android) and the carriers (who have no regard for Android security). Consider ..
Much of the Android vs iDevice confusion is based on the new Mobile Market:
1 - Carrier: Verizon, ATT, etc
2 - Handset Mfgr: Apple, Samsung, etc
3 - OS: Android & iOS
Notice that Apple controls 2 out of 3. Google controls 0 out of 3.
Zero? WTF? Think about it. You get a Samsung phone (2). They "improve" Android, leaving you with a big unknown in terms of OS (3). Carrier: Apple imposes HUGE restrictions on the carriers .. they act as a middle man between the consumer and the carrier. Google, OTOH, has zero control over the carrier.
We may not like it, but Apple has huge advantage over the security of their devices.