Got #DroidRage? Microsoft can help with that

Earlier today Sophos released a Security Threat Report for Android, detailing the several forms of malware that are present on Google’s mobile OS. Not one to be lax in making sure people know they have options, Microsoft’s Windows Phone Twitter account fired up with steps to cure your #DroidRage caused by malware. Recovery steps for getting over your #DroidRage as listed by the Windows Phone account are as follows:

  1. Wait for your Android phone to get infected with malware
  2. Recover from SMS scam bill shock
  3. Skip steps 1 & 2, buy a Windows Phone and connect with people you care about instead of some hacker plotting in a dank basement

Additionally, Microsoft wants to take good care of any Android users who are feeling slighted by Google. They’re soliciting your #DroidRage stories on Twitter and promise to take good care of you. Hmm! We’re betting the best stories will be getting a shiny new HTC 8X.

Do you have an Android malware horror story? Reply with#DroidRage with your best/worst story and we may have a get-well present for you.

[via Twitter]

  • anywherehome

    HORROR! Android:complex multi-user system,Photo Sphere,microSD,freedom,desktop as my wish…so terrifying that WP has NOTHING!

    do you see that on twitter? I dont :)

  • Sondre Krumsvik

    I have #windowsphoneRAGE, what should I do? I am not getting the 7.8 update until summertime next year, I cannot share ANYTHING through Bluetooth, I cannot upload videos (Movies that I have gotten from Zune and over to my phone), the OS is VERY limited, no shortcuts to settings (I know I can download apps, but shortcuts to settings is a BASIC function), little video file support, not seperated Music and video player applications, terrible browser (only 6 tabs?! ALWAYS open New links, no option to open it in the background), it is dependent on Zune software and I need WAY more customazation (misspelling like a pro. (This issue can be fixed With the 7.8 update).
    I’ll buy either a blackberry 10 phone next year or an android (for the 4th time. It has nearly everything I need).

  • JSYOUNG571

    I have to agree with Sondre . I definitely have Windows Phone rage. I look at my HTC Titan with total disappointment. And I continue to let everyone know how disgusted I am with Microsoft in FAILING another platform.

  • I dont agree with any of your statements. If you need more than six tabs while browsing on your phone maybe you should consider buying a desk top computer.

  • I had 2 Android devices and they might have been the worst phones I have ever owned. My friend has been through 2 Android devices also. His latest Motorola POS wont charge past 70% battery.. it is only a year old.. I have owned ONE windows device. I think that it is so great that I dont even care if I get an upgrade to WP7.8.

  • Edgar Cervantes

    I am glad to see how people reacted to this. I like Windows Phone, but Microsoft is really just using bad tactics to spread FUD. I have never caught any malware, nor has any person I have ever met. People really have to be not-very-smart to get them. That or really bad pirates.

    This one backfired on Microsoft, most people on Twitter were just telling Microsoft off and very few actually participated. They should just keep things clean. It’s just way too funny to see MICROSOFT bashing on any platform for being vulnerable….

    Plus, the main reason why there are no viruses or malware for Windows Phone is because it is still not popular enough for it to be lucrative.