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November 24, 2011

The 12 Android Phones With Highest Security Risk

Android might be the  topping the marketshare chart in US and  Asia  with double digit growth in the last 18 months. However  a recent study is bound to serve up the OS developers with a little humility.

In the Bit9 research report, Android phones own the list, accounting for every single spot, 1-12, in the “Dirty Dozen” list of most vulnerable and unsafe mobile devices; with the Samsung Galaxy Mini taking the top spot, and the HTC Desire and the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 rounding out the top three.
The 'Dirty Dozen' List of  Android Phones that Power Samsung and HTC  
1. Samsung Galaxy Mini
2. HTC Desire
3. Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
4. Sanyo Zio
5. HTC Wildfire
6. Samsung Epic 4G
7. LG Optimus S
8. Samsung Galaxy S
9. Motorola Droid X
10. LG Optimus One
11. Motorola Droid 2
12. HTC Evo 4

The study weighs three major factors that pertain to smartphone safety: which are
1)market share 2)out-of-date software and the 3)time it takes to receive updates
The Research found that 60 per cent of Android phones currently run on out-of-date versions of the popular operating system, increasing the risk of leaving personal and business data accessible to hackers.
Given the ongoing malware threat to the Android platform, it comes as no real surprise to learn that phones running the OS make up every spot on the list of the twelve most vulnerable devices," explains Kerry Butters in a Tech Watch story, alluding to the rapid growth in mobile malware since July.
Making matters worse is the disturbing state of some Android phones straight out of the box. In a few cases, researchers encountered brand new devices running on software as old as 300 days.

October 11, 2011

Five New Android Smartphones Launched By AT&T

Samsung Captivate Glide

Pantech Pocket

AT AT&T  have announced plans to introduce 12 Android devices this year. The company just unveiled five Android smartphones, which brings AT&T’s total Android lineup to 19.

The new smartphones are Motorola Atrix 2, Samsung Captivate Glide, Samsung DoubleTime, Pantech Pocket and AT&T Avail (pre-paid customers).

Leading the pack is the powerful Motorola Atrix 2, with a 4.3-inch, 960×540 (qHD) screen, 1 GHz dual-core CPU, 1 GB of RAM, a 8-megapixel camera capable of full HD video capture and an additional camera for video chat.

Samsung Captivate Glide, as its name suggests, has a side-slide QWERTY keyboard. It also packs decent specifications: a 4-inch, 480×800 Super AMOLED screen, a 1 GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 CPU, 1 GB of RAM, and two cameras, a 1.3-megapixel one at the front and a full HD 8-megapixel one at the back. Both devices support AT&T’s HSPA+ fast data transfer standard and both are running Android 2.3.

The Pantech Pocket is a mid-range device running Android 2.3, with a 1 GHz CPU, a 4-inch screen, a 5-megapixel camera. The Pantech Pocket is a smaller sized device that fits, where else, but in your pocket. With a 4inch touchscreen with SVGA resolution, the Pocket comes with a 5MPcamera that takes HD video. Android 2.3 is installed and a 2GB microSD card comes with the phone right out of the box. 

Samsung DoubleTime is a device for those who want something different. Its specifications are nothing to write home about — a 600 MHz CPU, 3.2-inch screen and Android 2.2 — but its candy bar form opens to reveal a second 3.2-inch screen and a full QWERTY keyboard.