And your own article agrees with Google that the missing security patches, when there even are any missing, are not really an issue and mostly relevant on cheap phones. That's the thing. Don't buy overpriced crap, but also don't buy bottom of the barrel. I just checked my own phone with that app from the article. It got every single security patch up to the point it is supposed to have them. EDIT: Also, that article is from April 2018, so over four years old. Please provide proof that the issue still persists./EDIT OVERThe numbers were actually from the US.
You're clearly interested in twisting reality for most Android owners into something about a specific device.
I'll just say you use anything without solid OS support and security patches in this day and age for the things people typically use their phones for, you're asking to lose everything to a hacker. For iPhones, that's 5 years from release. For Android.. it's whatever some guy on an internet forum told you, until it isn't...
About the claim that Android users switch their phones more often, I can't observe that at all from my personal surrounding. All the Android phones I know are 2+ years old, and my own Galaxy S20 is actually the youngest of the bunch sitting at around 2 years. It replaced a Galaxy S7, which I would have used longer had it not started to break down after falling on asphalt one too many times. My Galaxy S5e tablet is also still running happily and getting updates, and that one is older than my phone; actually, I really should install the latest security update. This one is also pretty far from being a top model by any means. Meanwhile, I got all that for less money than Apple asks for, especially considering several factors. First, it is a model that was originally intended for a neighboring EU country. These are completely legal and most of the time quite a bit cheaper than those intended for the German market directly. Second, I waited a few months before purchase. That way, I got the first price drop. All that led to me getting the phone for about 200 bucks less than the MSRP.
Meanwhile, the couple iPhone owners I know, like my own brother, actually are those who buy the latest and greatest year over year, blasting thousands of euros for absolutely nothing. In his case it's especially bad since he did that even while barely being able to feed his kids. That is very concerning behavior I didn't observe in any of my Android-owning relatives or friends.