Celkon Campus A35k Is India’s Cheapest Android 4.4 Smartphone

OnePlus One Review: The CyanogenMod Powered Smartphone That Outclasses The Android Competition – Forbes

The OnePlus One (picture: Ewan Spence)

Just a few hours ago, we reported about Karbonn A50S , which costs just INR 2,799 and now we have a similarly priced Android smartphone from Celkon. The company has released the Android 4.4-powered Campus A35K smartphone in the Indian market. Priced at INR 2,999, it is the countrys cheapest KitKat phone. According to Celkon, the smartphone features a 3.5-inch qHD display, 1GHz processor, Android 4.4.2 and 1400 mAh battery.
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Its also worth nothing that the OnePlus One does ship with the Google apps that a consumer would expect to see Google Play for installing and updating applications, Gmail, Calendar, Google Plus, Google Cards, Google Music, Hangouts, they are all here. Youre not going to pick up this handset and wonder why you cantget any of thebaseline Android applications. The OnePlus One (picture: Ewan Spence) OnePlus has resisted the temptation to load up the One withany excess software. The core apps for the Google experience are here, as are the core apps for a smartphone experience. Theres no duplication of application functionality here.You get the stock Android apps out of the box, and just a few additions to help you live. One of those additions is the torch app, which you can activate with a touch-baseshortcut on the screen when the OnePlus One is on stand-by, or idling on the lock screen.
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The Android smartphone for people who are sick of Android smartphones – Yahoo News

A link has been sent. Done The Android smartphone for people who are sick of Android smartphones By Ben Zigterman June 11, 2014 6:40 PM 0 shares View photo The Android smartphone for people who are sick of Android smartphones When Lari Numminen and Jukka Kekalainen set out to improve the user experience on Android , they did not expect to create an entire new phone. Instead, they initially built an Android app that would offera simple interface for launching your most-used apps. The app eventually was installed 10,000 times, but the developers realized that people still had to use Androids complex pre-installed apps in addition to their own. To solve this, they decided to create their own phone, which is called the Zilta and will be available in December for 139 (about $189) in Europe. The phone will run a forked version of Android 4.4 and features an extremely simple user interface.
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Android And Windows Smartphones To Get ‘kill Switch’ – Telegraph

Android phones do not infringe on Gemalto’s patents, US court rules | PCWorld

“With these additional features, were hopeful that technology as part of a broader strategy can help to further reduce incentives for criminals to steal smartphones in the first place,” Humphries said in a blog post . The news comes after Apple introduced activation lock and delete phone to its Find My iPhone app in September 2013. Related Articles Yo: 50,000 users, $1m in funding and just a single word 19 Jun 2014 As a result, robberies involving the companys products reportedly decreased by 19 per cent in New York in the first five months of this year. San Francisco and London have also seen Apple-related robberies drop.
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Gemaltos technology enabled devices with less memory to run applications written in high level programming languages such as Java. To do that, applications are converted from Java into another format that is suitable for computing devices with less memory. The applications are stored in the memory of the chip containing the embedded processor that executes the application. The processor however cannot run the application and requires a converter to translate the converted application into instructions the processor can execute.
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Android smartphones shipping from factory with malware

It is not possible to remove the manipulated app and the spyware since they are integrated into the firmware. Large online retailers are still selling the Android device at prices ranging from 130 to 165 euros and distributing it across Europe”, says G Data Software. The company further explains, “the increasing popularity of smartphones and tablets has not gone unnoticed by online criminals. There are about 40 million smartphone users in Germany alone. More than 1.2 million new malware programs for Android appeared last year and this number is expected to rise sharply.
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Security Firm: Ios, Android Smartphones Face Similar Levels Of Risk

After all, these devices often contain information like emails and other potentially sensitive data. Some companies, like BlackBerry( NASDAQ:BBRY ), have built their platforms to be more secure, but few are popular in the way that iOS and Android are right now. Security on both platforms goes down when smartphones are subjected to a jailbreak, a type of modification some users implementto remove restrictions manufacturers put on smartphones to limit user options of what they can do with their own smartphone. Users tend to jailbreak their devices for a variety of reasons, including so that they can access a wider variety of software or use their phone internationally on a cheaper carrier. However, the jailbreak means removing some features that keep a users smartphone safer from security threats.
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Android and Windows smartphones to get ‘kill switch’ – Telegraph

San Francisco and London have also seen Apple-related robberies drop. New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman said the statistics illustrate the “stunning effectiveness of kill switches”, and has called for other smartphone companies to add theft-deterrence features to their devices. US Senator Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat, and Jose Serrano, a New York Democrat, have both introduced bills that would require phones sold in the US to include kill-switch technology. Last summer, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson also wrote to eight companies including Apple, Samsung and Google stating that about 10,000 handsets are stolen every month in London, and manufacturers have a corporate responsibility to help tackle thefts. If we are to deter theft and help prevent crimes that victimise your customers and the residents and visitors to our city, we need meaningful engagement from business and a clear demonstration that your company is serious about your corporate responsibility to help solve this problem, Mr Johnson told manufacturers.
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