LAS VEGAS–If you’ve got an Android you are 2.5 times more likely to encounter malware on the device today than six months ago, while mobile users have a 30 percent likelihood of clicking on a malicious link, according to a report released today from mobile security firm Lookout.
The most updated version of Internet Explorer Mobile is integrated for web browsing, which is sadly not the first and best option available. According to some users, the whole experience in IE is inferior to that from using other competitors, such as Opera. This particular program is not part of the pre-installed programs and it is advisable to download this program on your HD2.
The Opera browser manages to load pages smoothly, without any hang-ups as those occurring in IE Mobile. There is also a significant improvement in navigation and the pinch to zoom capability. And one more advantage to the Opera broswer is its ability to support multiple tabs with the same quality performance, something that the IE currently lacks.
One application which a lot of HD2 enjoy is the pre-installed Google Maps. Opening the maps and even zooming in specific areas is done quickly and smoothly. A-GPS …
Finally Motorola Atrix 4G has finally come to AT&T. The carrier just put on sale one of the most powerful smartphones which is paired with an optional laptop dock so that the user can enjoy the wonderful computing power virtually anywhere.
This Android wonder can be purchased directly from the carrier for a $199.99 after signing in for a two year contract. For extra options, interested people can pay another $15 per month for a 200MB DataPlus plan or $45 monthly for a Data Pro 4GB plus tethering plan, according to the user’s needs.
Besides these one would also have the options of laying their hands over the smartphone at Amazon which lists the same HSPA+ device for $50 less with a 24-hour ship time. For those interested in just the laptop dock, they should better get it now because it’s offered with the handset in a $499bundle and when the same laptop dock …
The Samsung Epic 4G will be the latest in the list of smart phones to get the Froyo update. One of Sprint’s most advanced smart phones, the Epic 4G was till date running on Android 2.1. The Android 2.2 update will give the phone the much-needed Flash support together with the mobile hot spot feature.
Samsung has lagged behind all other companies in giving the Android update to its smart phones. While they attributed the delay to multiple cross-checking for better performance of smart phones, the fact that most others had their phones working well on the updated Android was indeed distressing for many Samsung customers.
Even now, Samsung Captivate and Fascinate are devoid of the update. The Epic 4G itself will have its upload complete only by the end of the week. Whatsoever, the improved features list including bluetooth voice dialing, external storage application and GPS enhancements are expected to make Epic 4G …
The Amazon Android app store to be launched soon has come up withexciting policies for customers and developers as part of pre-release promotion. Customers can purchase apps in advance and hence, users get to buy apps even before the latest Android device or tablet has been shipped to place.
As for developers, new applications can be shown in every part of the site from the best seller list to search result. Developers can have products displayed on sections like More Items to Consider, New For You, Related to Items You’ve Viewed and more. All this would actually let developers and vendors gain a more targeted audience. Amazon is indeed trying hard with its algorithms to provide developers more than a spot on its site.
Customers also get the advantage with better reviews and ideas on what to buy. And the advance buy option is interesting as most tablets and devices get delayed while shipping.Moreover, …
doubleTwist has announced the availability of AirTwist on its popular Android app, the doubleTwist AirSync. The new update lets users to stream in multimedia content to a connected Xbox or PlayStation 3.
Once updated, the doubleTwist app will feature the users’ device on the Xbox or PS3 and, a simple selection of the device would let them to enjoy media on the big screen almost instantaneously. The AirTwist option can stream in photos, music as well as videos. The doubleTwist app forms a powerful platform running on Android, Mac and Windows and the recent addition of AirSync to the app had increased its potentials with the added option to wireless synchronization. And now, the AirTwist further heightens the platform by unlocking the power of living room devices.
For all devices running on Android 1.6+, the doubleTwist AirTwist is available as a free upgrade from the Android market. It will soon be available through Verizon …
Finally the Samsung Galaxy S II is officially unveiled. Being true to its reputation it is quite impressive with better specs and modern and redefined design.
The Galaxy S II, word’s thinnest Android smartphone is just 8.49mm, thinner than Xperia Arc. It packs together a larger and improved display with 4.27- inch 800 x 480 Super AMOLED Plus, an 8 megapixel primary camera with LED flash capable of 1080p video recording, 2MP front-facing camera, a dual- core 1GHz Samsung chip, 1 GB of RAM, bumped at TouchWiz 4.0, NFC capabilities and is powered by Android 2.3 Gingerboard.
It is also a comparatively lighter phone weighing 116g in comparison with 119g found on the first Galaxy S. But there still hasn’t been any word on the pricing.
Mobile phone manufacturer INQ has collaborated with Facebook on phones facilitating the social networking site, and the outcome are the Android based INQ Cloud Touch and INQ Cloud Q.
The phones are primarily meant for people who use Facebook as their main means of communication. The home screen contains a feed for seeing friends updates, pictures, videos and web pages. Some touch links to facilities like Facebook Chat, Friends, Messages, Wall and Notifications. Facebook events will come as a pop up in the Google calendar on both phones.
The INQ Touch and INQ Cloud Q also packs together streaming music service Spotify through which the users can access the service’s application via a dedicated key. To use Spotify on mobile phones, users at the moment have to sign up and pay a monthly fee for premium service.
INQ Cloud Touch and INQ Cloud Q use the Android 2.2 version. INQ Cloud Touch carries a …
The British Broadcasting Corporation has come up with an official announcement of the arrival of its iPlayer app plans which are iPad and Android specific versions of its software by the end of this week.
The iPlayer is a free TV catch up service hosting only the best and the most popular, which are in fact mutually exclusive categories from the BBC’s catalog of recent programming. The new native apps are inclined on bringing this feature to the users portable device in a touchscreen- optimized format which combine a simple and intuitive design.
The apps are going through their final preparations for a noteworthy launch and it should be available with us before the week is through. But the main cause of excitement is that BBC is planning to project the iPlayer internationally which is most probable to depend on such platform specific apps for distribution and the collection of subscription fees. However Android …
Leading security firm Sophos has launched Sophos Mobile Control, targeting security for mobile devices and smartphones. The new product is an add on the company’s existing line-up of end point security and data protection systems that include Sophos Anti- Virus, Sophos Client Firewall and Sophos Disk Encryption.
The company has been offering protection for a large array of businesses for smartphones and other hand held devices.Sophos is a major player in security systems for only the enterprise level and not for the home users. The new product will help businesses in mobile device management, giving corporate networks comprehensive administrative control of securing, monitoring and configuring attached devices in the domain.
Taking into account the mobility of the portable devices, the new Mobile control allows companies to enforce policies over air like in the case of theft of handset the producer can remotely lock the device or wipe off its contents. Another attracting feature …