As Android smartphones and tablets grow in popularity, it's no surprise that the number of malware outbreaks is growing. Mobile antimalware apps can give your phone or tablet an extra layer of protection--but which ones do the job? Independent security testing lab AV-Test evaluated 41 virus scanners for Android, including those by mainstream security companies like Norton and Trend Micro. AV-Test used the Android emulator built into the Android SDK and ran each of the apps through a series of malware detection tests.
Archos has announced the forthcoming release of a new Android tablet computer for children.
The 'Child Pad' is a seven-inch screen-toting tablet that runs the latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, has a 1GHz processor and 1GB of RAM.
Earlier this week, it was uncovered that iOS apps had a glitch that gave app developers access to users’ photos once they allow an app to access their location information. Now a new investigation launched by the NY Times has discovered that a similar snooping can happen on Android, where third-party developers also have access to users’ photos without explicitly asking for permission.
Thousands of Android Apps Available on PlayBook, Says RIMRIM PlayBookResearch In Motion said that "thousands" of Android apps are already in the Android player launched one week ago as part of the PlayBook OS 2.0 update.
Android is force that will not be stopped. Google’s Andy Rubin announced yesterday that there are 850,000 daily Android activations, excluding devices like the Kindle Fire that don’t use Google services. Now, even though only one handset is currently sold with Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean might launch later this year.