What really bugs me about these articles is that they don't state which versions of Android are affected. Not very informative.
I'm also noticing a common theme with these security vulnerabilities: lack of in-depth permission controls. It's either give the app all permissions it asks for, or don't install the app. I would like the ability to pick and choose which permissions to grant the app from which it asks for.
This is actually good news for Android because security vulnerability can be patched. No OS is impregnable, it really comes down to how less susceptible they are to exploits like this. Consider this relationship: The more popular an OS becomes the more enticing an OS is to security experts and black hats, but at the same time the OS gets more secure because these holes are patched with time. Arms race.