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Android And Windows Smartphones To Get ‘kill Switch’ – Telegraph

Android smartphones shipping from factory with malware

Android And Windows Smartphones To Get 'kill Switch' - Telegraph android-apps

Related Articles Yo: 50,000 users, $1m in funding and just a single word 19 Jun 2014 As a result, robberies involving the companys products reportedly decreased by 19 per cent in New York in the first five months of this year. San Francisco and London have also seen Apple-related robberies drop. New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman said the statistics illustrate the « stunning effectiveness of kill switches », and has called for other smartphone companies to add theft-deterrence features to their devices. US Senator Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat, and Jose Serrano, a New York Democrat, have both introduced bills that would require phones sold in the US to include kill-switch technology. Last summer, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson also wrote to eight companies including Apple, Samsung and Google stating that about 10,000 handsets are stolen every month in London, and manufacturers have a corporate responsibility to help tackle thefts. If we are to deter theft and help prevent crimes that victimise your customers and the residents and visitors to our city, we need meaningful engagement from business and a clear demonstration that your company is serious about your corporate responsibility to help solve this problem, Mr Johnson told manufacturers.
Original version, visit http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/mobile-phones/10913968/Android-and-Windows-smartphones-to-get-kill-switch.html

Nokia X2 Android smartphone expected soon as Nokia teases June 23 ‘Green with Envy’ event : Mobile : Mobile & Apps

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« Summer brings out our inner glow… stay tuned to Conversations to find out what we’ve got in store, » Nokia touts . Just below this teaser, the company has also added a countdown timer to boost anticipation ahead of the event. Rumors about the Nokia X2 have so far suggested that the smartphone will sport a 4.3-inch display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, pack a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, paired with Adreno 305 graphics and 1GB of RAM. Other rumored specs of the Nokia X2 include 4GB of internal storage capacity, a 5-megapixel rear camera, and a 0.3-megapixel front shooter. It remains unclear at this point, however, whether the Nokia X2 will run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean or Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box when it launches.
Original version, visit http://www.mobilenapps.com/articles/10285/20140620/nokia-x2-android-smartphone-expected-soon-as-nokia-teases-june-23-green-with-envy-event.htm

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Large online retailers are still selling the Android device at prices ranging from 130 to 165 euros and distributing it across Europe », says G Data Software. The company further explains, « the increasing popularity of smartphones and tablets has not gone unnoticed by online criminals. There are about 40 million smartphone users in Germany alone. More than 1.2 million new malware programs for Android appeared last year and this number is expected to rise sharply. All the more reason for users to use a comprehensive security solution for their mobile devices ». Incredibly, the firm did not discover the malware on its own, but was instead alerted to it by consumers that bought the device. In a big twist, it seems that the phone was possibly sold at a loss and subsidized through the sale of stolen information.
Original version, visit http://betanews.com/2014/06/17/android-smartphones-shipping-from-factory-with-malware/

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