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Microsoft uses a malicious software on Android for the promotion of Windows Phone

Microsoft uses the campaign against malicious software to deal with its rival, Android, promising five Windows Phone 7  to users of Android, who would tell the best stories about problems with your phone. “Once again malware for Android! Injured? Share your #droidrage history to win a new #windowsphone. 5 best (worst?) Will win a prize!”(…)

Google Wallet stores certain information on payment cards in unencrypted format

“Significant” amount of unencrypted data sets with Android phones in a risky position, the researchers say. The most awaited mobile payment application from Google for the calculations in the local shops keep certain sensitive information about users in plain text, such as user names, dates of transactions, e-mail addresses, as well as balance in the(…)

Malicious applications again waded in Android Market

Google’s security team removed at least a dozen games for smartphones with Android Market, after it was discovered that they contained a secret code, for which the owners of phones had to pay dearly for text messages that were sent to premium numbers. Malicious applications that are uploaded to the Google service developer Logastrod, disguised(…)

Windows Phone 7 ported to Android

The operating system of Windows Phone 7 is the third largest mobile player after Apple iOS and Google Android. Arsenal though its functions and wide, but it is hardly exclusive, because they are one form or another are present on two parallel platforms. However, the main advantage of this system is its interface, which really is(…)

The number of malware samples exceed 75 million by 2012

According to McAfee, the number of new malware samples exceed 75 million by the end of the year. In the quarterly report on the threats, the company reported that the number of new models over the preliminary assessment and makes the company to change its forecast, increasing performance. Toralv Dyrr, a strategist in the security(…)

USB Cotton Candy: dual-core PC with Android for any screen

The Norwegian company FXI Technologies showed a prototype computer the size of a USB flash drive, equipped with dual-core 1.2 GHz CPU, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI-output, and a slot for reading SD cards. The computer is named Cotton Candy (cotton candy) because of its weight at 21 grams, which is equal to the weight of(…)

Archos Arnova 9 G2 – budget Android-tablet from France

The French company Archos, known for its budget decisions, formally presented the tablet Arnova 9 G2, is running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). Novelty is based on single-core 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8. Specification of the device also includes a 9.7 “capacitive multi-touch IPS-LCD with a resolution of 1024 × 768 pixels, 8 GB of internal memory, expandable to(…)

Android has won half of the smartphone market

According to Gartner, Google Android has been detected in more than half of smartphones sold in the third quarter of this year. The operating system scored 52.5% of all sales, doubling the share from the same quarter last year. And this happened despite the fact that many users are put off buying in the summer and(…)

Google released source code for the new version of Android

Google has opened the source code of the last to date version of the operating system Android, codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich.This was reported in the group for developers of social networking Google +. Posted code belongs to Android 4.0.1 – this version of the operating system will use the smartphone Galaxy Nexus, which Google announced in(…)

Android Opera Mini ahead in the race for the title number 2 Mobile Browser

According to Net Applications, Android browser has overtaken Opera Mini, and became the second most common mobile browsers. The share of mobile browser from Google in the market has grown steadily in the period from January to October, and has risen from 12% to 18%. And the use of Opera Mini in that same period fell(…)