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Many users are still using older versions of Android on your mobile

Older versions of Android are likely more vulnerable

Google’s mobile operating system Android has always been accused of too much fragmentation between versions. Today, as every month on time, has presented the results of adaptation to each of the versions that now live in the market. The results are clear: the vast majority of users who use Android are still anchored in one of the older versions, Gingerbread. According to data collected for fourteen days until last January 3, 2013, 47.4% of the users of this operating system have a phone running versions 2.3.3 to 2.3.7, framed within the denomination Gingerbread. And that so far have been released multiple versions like 3.1 Honeycomb, exclusively for tablets, the 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich, and the latest, Jelly Bean 4.1 and 4.2, still very rare in smartphones today.

Many users are still using older versions of Android on your mobile

Firms like the Korean LG have left outdated to many users who are not yet ready to change your device on the other. So no wonder Gingerbread remains for many the first and last version that have phone function.

Android 1.6 Donut (0.2%), 2.1 Eclair (2.4%) and 2.2 Froyo (9.0%) are banned, because of course, only the oldest and first smartphones to hit the market work through these versions. The abandonment of these releases dance on par with the acquisition of new handsets by the vast majority of users who have already launched the world smartphone and want to keep abreast of the latest technologies. Gingerbread still holds the 47.4% of the share, being the version that Android users use. Some of the blame for this impasse is all that many brands have not updated their most classic terminals, either because they have decided to plunge them into disrepair or because they simply do not have the necessary equipment to support the new editions. Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) has gone unnoticed by the history of Android.

Different is the proliferation of devices with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), majority version after Gingerbread. Up to 29.1% of the users work with this edition, as valid for tablets to smartphones. Less substantial is the number of phones that have been able to move to the next version of this chain. We referring, of course, to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Large terminals leading firms, read Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy Note or major flagship Sony Mobile, and are migrating to this new version. Probably why the increase is occurring is clearly significant, with 9%. The edition 4.2 of Android, also named as Jelly Bean, has very few acolytes. At least so far, it is that only Google devices (Nexus 10, Nexus 7, Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus) have received and the corresponding update.

HTC announces new dual SIM smartphone running Android ICS

HTC announces new dual SIM smartphone running Android ICS

Taiwan’s High Tech Computer has shown three new smartphones in recent days all of which are equipped with dual SIM Android operating system: it is actually three variants of the same product, which is slightly different name depending on the telephone that will sell. We are talking about the HTC VC T328D, VT T328T and V T328W, devices apparently intended only for the Chinese market.

HTC announces new dual SIM smartphone running Android ICS

Let’s see in detail the technical characteristics of these new smartphones:

  • Support for 3G networks and Wi-Fi;
  • capacitive touch screen LCD Super by 4 inches with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels
  • 5 megapixel camera complete with autofocus, digital zoom, LED flash and features for the sound recording (it is unclear whether even in HD)
  • Technology Beats Audio;
  • 4GB internal memory;
  • Processor single core, 1.4 GHz,
  • GPU Adreno 200;
  • RAM 512 MB
  • operating system Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich;
  • Sense 4.0 user interface.

The design, as you can see on this side, not much different from other touchscreen devices the Asian group: rounded, sleek and minimal and three pulsed soft touch for the management of ICS. The sale price would be around 2000 Yuan, just over 243 euros.

Best Android Applications to Hide Photos and Videos from Gallery

Best Android Applications to Hide Photos and Videos from Gallery

Gallery Lock is one of the best security-related Android apps. After seeing Pocket, great app for the protection of sensitive data, here is all the procedure in step by step how to protect from prying eyes pictures and videos on your Android devices. The app Gallery Lock will allow you to protect your privacy by hiding photos and videos with a password or combination.

Best Android Applications to Hide Photos and Videos from Gallery

If there are pictures and videos that you do not want to be shown, install the application, enter the default password (which will change) to open Gallery Lock. You will see the default folders. To insert images and videos need to be protected by adding the function Share the Gallery.

Other settings allow you to make backups of photos and video, hide annoying suggestions or activate the interesting feature of the app Stealth (including Pro version only) that will hide the Gallery Lock icon from the applications list. You will need to run the app calling a code consisting of * and your password. Either in Lite version or Pro at a cost of € 2.11, Lock Gallery is available for download from the Play Store.

Watch this video to see how to work with Gallery Lock.

Best Android App to hide photos and videos from the gallery

Download Gallery Lock Pro version: HERE

Download Gallery Lock Lite version: HERE

Best Android Smartphone with Full QWERTY keyboard

MWC 2012 is over and there are many smartphones and tablet presented, with the Android you have done the lion’s share. Certainly, the touch screen is a proven technology on everything and required by all but resist the charm of a large, comfortable QWERTY keyboard that allows typing quickly, accurately, and for longer sessions. Here are the top 3 of Android smartphones with comfortable QWERTY keyboards.

Best Android Smartphone with Full QWERTY keyboard

Droid 4

Issued in February 2012, the new smartphone Droid 4 with Android 2.3 Gingerbread has a 5 lines comfortable QWERTY keyboard, backlit and universally indicated as the most convenient both in terms of response for the comfort when in contact with the fingers, as well as the presence of useful shortcuts preset. In short time you get used to the spaces that look right for fast, even without looking.
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new smartphone named Droid 4

The Android phones of Motorola: Droid 4

Motorola returns with a new smartphone named Droid 4, the phone in question has already transpired in the month of October with some images, but now the manufacturer has revealed its inside features. The new Droid 4 seems an improvement and therefore an update of the now well known Droid 3, with some of the most powerful internal features that adapt to the current high-end smartphone market.

new smartphone named Droid 4

Here are some internal features of this new Droid 4. The physical QWERTY keyboard has been improved. Inside the Droid 4 includes a processor, dual-core 1.2 Ghz, 1 GB of RAM and perhaps more interesting – for the U.S. market – LTE 4G connectivity, which according to the manufacturer, is 10 times faster than Verizon’s 3G. It also has a large 4-inch QHD screen with resolution of 960 x 540 pixels and protection Gorilla Glass. 16 GB of internal memory, an 8 megapixel camera on the back capable of recording video at 1080p, and finally a front camera with 720p recording.

 
new smartphone named Droid 4

The design of this new Droid 4 is very similar to the above, the screen looks a little more centered with the keyboard and the latter is more visible, with keys clearer and more recognizable. A very clean and appealing design that leaves its mark, attractive and somewhat mysterious in the style of Motorola. It has some lines of the Motorola Razr, but obviously the body is most often due to the sliding keyboard is hidden under the screen once placed. The thickness of the Droid 4 is 12.7 mm.

 

The battery is 1785 mAh against 1540 mAh, so with a longer life which unfortunately does not specify the manufacturer, even if you can add a few hours on standby and in use than its predecessor.

 

As for the OS, the smartphone will come with Android 2.3 Gingrerbread, but taking into account the acquisition of Google and work closely with the search giant, upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich is just around the corner.

 

Finally, Motorola has created a comparison that shows its Droid models to tempt consumers in the U.S. market before the arrival, an arrival scheduled for 8 December.

New Huawei Smartphone Sonic, Vision and Honor with Android OS

New Huawei Smartphone: Sonic, Vision and Honor with Android OS

Huawei has introduced its new range of Android smartphones at the facilities of Serendipity in Milan. Officiate at the event, Daniele De Grandis, new executive director of Huawei Italy.
New Huawei Smartphone Sonic, Vision and Honor with Android OS
Three new smartphones signed Huawei, based on mobile operating system Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread: Huawei Honor, Huawei Vision and Huawei Sonic U8650. Huawei Honor (122 x 61.5 x 10.9 mm, 140 g) is equipped with capacitive touch HD 4 inch FWVGA resolution (854 x 480 pixels), and is powered by a 1.4 GHz processor with 512 MB of RAM supported. It uses 4 GB of internal memory, expandable via SD cards of up to 32 GB.
Huawei Honor integrates an 8-megapixel back camera with HDR (High Dynamic Range) and a front camera of 2 MP. It provides support for Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) and 3G networks. It did not miss the GPS receiver and FM radio. The autonomy of Huawei Honor is entrusted to a 1900 mAh battery.
Huawei Vision (118 x 60 x 9.9 mm, 130 g) features a 3.7 inch capacitive touch display with WVGA resolution (800 x 480 pixels), and is powered by Qualcomm MSM8255 processor with 512 MB-1 assisted of RAM. The internal memory for storage is equal to 2 GB, expandable up to 32 GB. On the issue of connectivity, Huawei Vision supports Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 and 3G networks. The smartphone is equipped with G-Sensor, proximity sensor and light sensor, GPS receiver and FM radio. Double Vision camera for Huawei: rear 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, front of 0.3 megapixel.
Huawei Sonic U8650 (116.3 x 60.5 x 11.9 mm, 120 g 14000 mAh battery included) is equipped with touch TFT LCD 3.5 inch HVGA resolution (320 x 480 pixels). The processor used is a Qualcomm MSM7227, assisted by 256 MB of RAM. Huawei Sonic supports Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth. Other available features are the GPS receiver, FM radio, a rear camera of 3.2 MP and Micro USB 2.0 connections. Prices and launch date have not yet been announced.