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The Android phone is a powerful cellular gadget that many people long to have because of its great functionality and features. Although Google phones are quite costly, there are ways by which you can own these types of phones with little amount of money. Here, you would learn a few things about this cellular device.
Today, many phone manufacturers have been able to develop their own brands of Android phones since the Android phone OS is free and simple to use. Its user interface is also user-friendly. Generally, all the features of the Android phone are quite easy and simple to use.
All installed programmes can be directly accessed from the dashboard; the home page comes with a search club that helps you to troubleshoot problems whenever you need to gather relevant information. Likewise, the Internet browser can be launched from the home web page. As regard the in-built SMS interface, messages are usually arranged into posts such that you would be able to conveniently and easily find whatever you’re searching for when your mailbox is opened.
In addition, a typical Android phone comes with a camera which helps to capture images at a great resolution; you can record video footage whenever you want to capture any interesting events around you. The in-built camera has several exciting features like zoom and picture stabilisation. Thus, you can easily take great photos or create good videos, even if you’re an amateur.
Furthermore, the gadget provides an exciting entertainment platform for music lovers. You can listen to your favourite music playlists with its music-buffering functionality which lets you download and play music being offered at online stores. You can enjoy your music on the go with the use of a headphone plugged into its head jack.
Obviously, Google phones are great, but if you can’t afford the price, you may find other cell phones that serve as good alternatives to Google phones. In today’s market, you can find affordable brands that make use of the free Google Android operating system. Such brands can be found from manufacturers like Samsung and HTC, and the mobile phones have been found out to be perfect for many buyers who love to enjoy all the cellular advantages of a Google phone. A typical example of the Android on the market is the BE Touch Acer E400. Read the rest of this entry »
The android platform has revolutionalized the technology world and this is very evident from the fact that the android based devices are now the most popular devices today. The sale of mobile devices which utilize the android platform has soared to a point where they will in the near future overtake the PC sales. The expansion of the mobile technology and industry and the astronomic rates of adoption have seen the industry attract hackers and scammers. The continuing rise in popularity of the android devices has seen a reminiscent rise in the numbers of malware identified on android.
This year alone there has been a surge in sales of the android smartphones and this has seen to it that more than 75% of smartphones shipped were android. Hence the android platform has been a favorite for developers since it is an open source platform. This privilege has also been exploited by the hackers in a bid to take advantage on unsuspecting users. Malware has been on a sharp rise and particularly in 2012; malware on android has increased more than six fold. This is according to reports from different security firms and experts. The biggest reason has to do with the ease with which malware writers are able to reach users on the internet in such a big way.
The surge in the number of malware seen on android does not imply that there have been no measures taken to deal with the menace. Google has been tightening the android security screw in a bid to ensure that all apps made available are free from infection. This has been done through the addition of a layer of security to the application store Google Play so as to scan the apps for malicious code and guarantee that apps provided on the store are secure. Away from this app platform, there have been the third party apps and these have been fueling the proliferation of malware on android. The third party apps are either provided free or at a fee and find common use with many different people for a myriad of reasons such as functionality, entertainment and other purposes.
The malware on android has confounded security experts who all report the big percentages in increases for every passing quarter. The malware is intended to achieve different functions for the people behind the development of a particular piece of malware. Many writers of the malware want to make gains from SMS sending from the android smartphones of unsuspecting public, steal data especially personal and sensitive data, make unauthorized payments, malicious and deliberate harm to the smartphone, damage privacy and consequently track activity with and on the smartphone, track web browsing sessions and finally to read and send your location among other form of malicious damage. Read the rest of this entry »