Android phones have notoriously uneven security because the operating system is open source, allowing manufacturers and third-parties to put modified versions, or “forks,” of Android onto devices before selling them.

Not really. The security is uneven because manufacturers don’t want to push out updates. Open source is secure. Lazy manufacturers aren’t.

Also, Wired has an annoying ad-block pop-up nag screen.

Trump’s Still Using His Old Android Phone. That’s Very, Very Risky