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It may be impossible to get a Windows virus from your PC, but that doesn't mean that Android is immune to viruses in general. Someone, in theory, could make an Android specific virus. It doesn't even have to be a true virus, it could just be an application that secretly steals your contact data and starts sending spam (which is why you need to be careful about the apps you download).
Originally Posted by JkdJedi
Lastly, while Linux is significantly better than Windows when it comes to viruses and exploits, there are still ways to compromise linux and go after sensitive data. Heck, Android Central even published an article a few weeks ago about how Android stores passwords in the clear, and rooted phones are vulnerable to malicious apps harvesting all your stored passwords.
There are plenty of reasons to want to be cautious.