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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Firms like the Korean LG have left outdated to many users who are not yet ready to change your device on the other.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.

Google Play has more than 700000 applications

Barely a week ago it is Apple who announced having passed the 700 000 applications available. Google does not disassemble and announces in turn have exceeded 700,000 downloadable applications for the Android system.

Google Play have more than 700,000 applications

While Google presented yesterday its new Nexus range that the firm has designed in partnership with different brands of Hardware, the true force products remains in their OS, more stable, powerful, and rich applications. This game, Apple has long been a leader with a bloated number of applications.
But the tide seems to be turning and now Android has to match iOS in terms of available applications. Users of both systems can now enjoy more than 700,000 free and paid apps on Google Play. In addition, Android is now very full and rich functionality.

The change takes place and we know that Android is experiencing impressive growth. The evidence, Google Play had 600,000 applications last June! Apple long referred to the stability and the richness of his bones as an argument to justify its high prices, but this argument now seems to lose steam, and Apple will undergo hit aggressive price competition combined with a still more rich Android system.

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

Android smartphones suffer more damage than Apple or Blackberry

A recent study found that mobile operating system Android are often damaged more frequently than their competitors from Apple or Blackberry, but this is not due to faults or difficulties of the Google operating system, but the unreliable hardware components.
The adage “What you pay for” seems to be hanging around the heads of the device operators Android worldwide, following the returns due to damage they are causing hardware an annual expenditure of around 2 billion dollars.
This conclusion was reached by a study conducted by WDS, which analyzed more than 600,000 calls to request technical assistance teams have managed the company in the last 12 months in Europe, North America, South Africa and Australia.
Android smartphones suffer more damage than Apple or Blackberry
Taking an overview of the four major mobile operating systems, the analysis revealed that the segment of the devices based on Android had a higher average propensity to hardware failure (14% of calls), compared with 11% of Windows Phone, iOS 7% and 6% of BlackBerry OS.
“One thing must be absolutely clear,” said Tim Deluca-Smith, vice president of marketing for WDS, “is that our analysis finds no inherent defect in the platform Android. Its opening has allowed the ecosystem to grow at a rate and rhythm phenomenal, and it is this success that is proving difficult.”
In fact, the cheaper models have helped Android to emerge as the dominant platform in smartphones, attracting many manufacturers, from Samsung to Asian vendors without brand name.

The profitability of operators affected

However, the report found that the introduction of low-cost hardware, a variety of software customizations and delivery process for operating system upgrades that consumers generate the efforts of retail operations and processes of return and reparations from being exceeded.
Specifically regarding the problems in the computer hardware, being difficult to resolve, carriers generated in a series of expenses for return, repair or replacement of defective phone in many cases can exceed 120% of what they originally claimed the user, affecting profitability.
However, from the perspective of WDS, this situation can be reversed by adopting a series of measures including the need to improve test methods of Android mobile operating system to minimize the risk of hardware failure and assess the direct and indirect costs and benefits associated with the purchase of such smartphones.