Distributed through non-Google app stores, this virus has affected 14,846 types of phone and 3,658 brands. It has affected 1.3 million devices globally and in India it has affected 1,44,199 devices. The malware slows down the system, drains the battery and consumes large amounts of cellular data.
The ‘Move to iOS’ app securely transfers all kinds of content for you:Contacts, Message history, Photos and videos, Mail accounts and Calendars. It is supported on all phones and tablets running Android 4.0 and later.The app has received extremely poor ratings (1.8) largely because of its poor design.
Now, you will find many of your favourite apps and games starting from only Rs. 10. This is interesting given that Apple too brought its minimum app pricing tier down to Rs. 10 in India.
The 20 initial experiments listed on the site range from creative work–from camera experiments to Android Wear watch faces. Google says the apps were built using Android SDK and NDK, Android Wear, the IOIO board, Cinder, Processing, OpenFrameworks and Unity. Developers can submit their own projects onto Android Experiments.
Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad informed the Rajya Sabha of the same on Friday. Airtel has been fined Rs. 2.15, Vodafone Rs 1.8 cr, Reliance 1.65 cr and Tata Teleservices Rs 1.45 cr. Idea, Aircel, Loop, MTNL, Sistema Shyam, Uninor and Videocon have also been fined. As off May 31, 2015 there were 9,08,353 base tower stations in India, and 6 of them were exceeding prescribed radiation limits.
Over 1,000 of the Android smartphone brands seen this year didn’t even exist back in 2012. While Samsung devices continue to dominate, the biggest change is from previous years is the growth of these small companies chipping away at its dominance. Samsung’s market share fell from 47% in 2012 to 37.8% in 2015, despite the overall Android market registering growth.
Experts have found a vulnerability in Android OS which could see 95% of devices compromised through an MMS. The hack, known as Stagefright, allows hackers to rewrite code for your phone remotely when you open their media file. The team researching it has passed Google the fixes but their implementation device side is dependent on manufacturers and phone services.
The partnership with bring a version of Android OS with the security features of BES12 integrated into Android 5.0 Lollipop and Google Play for Work. The move will give Google an opportunity to break into the enterprise market while Blackberry can ward off attack from Apple in the market. The tie-up also gives wings to rumours of an Android-powered Blackberry device.
Android Pay will support tap-to-pay as well as in-app payments and will support multiple banks, carriers and merchants. Google says 70,000 merchant locations and 1,000 apps will support Android Pay by the time it launches later this year. The company has also introduced fingerprint authorization on Android M in order to complement Android Pay.
Android M will be out later this year, while those looking to get in on the action early can download the developer preview right now. The new OS looks mich like Lollipop, with Google instead focusing on optimisation and usability of its software. There are several changes the company has made, most notable being updated app permissions, new contextually aware services such as Now on Tap and Android Pay and Fingerprint support.
The new feature rolled out by Google requires users to update the Google app on their Android device and turn on notifications via Google Now. Once this is done, users can simply type, “send a note to my phone” or “send directions to my phone” into the search bar, which will open up a small card that lets you type in the note, or specify directions. This data is then sent to the users’ smartphone as a notification. The functionality isn’t just limited to notes and directions, with users being able to set reminders, alarms and find the location of their phone directly from the search bar on their PC.
Zoomdeck allows users to highlight an interesting element in a photo using rich tags or interactive spots. These spots can be used to link to video, audio, photo, products, maps or pretty much anything on the web.
Dutch navigation systems manufacturer TomTom has launched an Android app which is priced at Rs 2,050. The app offers offline navigation support and free quarterly updates to users for lifetime.