Would anyone suggest getting virus protection? I downloaded an anti-virus app but it seemed to lag my droid really bad. Any thoughts?
Lots of people have trouble with antivirus and poor performance. Not really needed.
"Peace through superior firepower" requires actual firepower, not just a trite bumper sticker.
The hasn't been a Android Virus, Malicious Apps yea but no viruses..
A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.
Only the Skilled Survive
A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
Drill Sergeant Frick's Rules For Un-armed Combat.
1. Never be unarmed.
2. See Rule #1
USMC rule # 23 of gunfighting: Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.
Android is a Linux OS. Although there are viruses that exist that target Linux, they are very rare. It is unlikely that anyone would target a Linux OS these days, let alone a cell phone. Windows machines are simply easier and more popular to attack. Point being, it is possible for someone to code a virus for Android but the chances of being infected by it are slim to none.
Look at how popular the iPhone is, and how many viruses are there that target it. One? If you count the worm that spread through jailbroken iphones. Its going to be a long time before people start targeting android phones. And even then a smart user is the best defense.