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Department of Homeland Security Warns of Android’s Malware Problem

Department of Homeland Security Warns of Android's Malware ProblemA new report from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is drawing attention to Android’s lingering mobile security concerns.

According to the report’s findings, Google’s platform still accounts for the vast majority of mobile malware.

“Android is the world’s most widely used mobile operating system (OS) and continues to be a primary target for malware attacks due to its market share and open source architecture,” the report reads.

Industry reporting indicates 44 percent of Android users are still using versions 2.3.3 through 2.3.7-known as Gingerbread-which were released in 2011 and have a number of security vulnerabilities that were fixed in later versions. The growing use of mobile devices by federal, state, and local authorities makes it more important than ever to keep mobile OS patched and up-to-date.

 

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Nokia to End Symbian Smartphone Shipments

Marking the official end of an era in smartphones, Nokia will reported stop shipping Symbian smartphones in the coming months.

Although the Finnish smartphone maker confirmed last January that PureView 808 would be the last Symbian smartphone the company would produce, this is the first we’re hearing of the total cessation of Symbian smartphone shipments by Nokia.

Moving forward, Nokia is expected to concentrate exclusively on its Windows Phone line-up.

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Infographic: SMS Marketing Forecast

Infonetics forecasts the mobile services market will grow to $976 billion by 2016, led by mobile broadband.

According to the information presented in a new infographic shared below, by 2016, Android will represent 54% of smartphones in the mobile market. Apple will claim just 22%.

Lagging behind Android and iOS will be Blackberry and Windows, each with an 8% market share.

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Android Now Powers Majority of Smartphones in China

It’s no small achievement for Google’s Android mobile operating system.

Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reports that Android now powers north of 50% of all smartphones in the massive Chinese mobile marketplace.

At the end of March 2013, Android controlled 51.4% of the Chinese smartphone market.

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Android Fast Becoming a Cesspool for Malware

More bad news for Google’s little green robot. In fact, may have finally figured out why he’s green – he’s sick with malware.

According to the presented findings of F-Secure‘s latest Mobile Threat Report, there’s been a drop in malware targeting the Symbian platform, representing just four percent of all mobile threats detected in Q4 2012.

That’s about the only “good news” in the report.

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Nokia Stops Production of Symbian Devices

It’s the end of an era at Nokia. On Thursday, as the company released its earnings, a subtle but significant revelation came with the news today. Nokia is finished with Symbian.

Nokia confirmed that the 2012 release of the 808 PureView was the last stand for Symbian from Nokia.

“During our transition to Windows Phone through 2012, we continued to ship devices based on Symbian,” the company announced. “The Nokia 808 PureView, a device which showcases our imaging capabilities and which came to market in mid-2012, was the last Symbian device from Nokia.”

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Google Wallet Seeing Double as Platform Continues to Expand

The Google Wallet app has grown faster than most had initially expected.

Following the release two weeks ago of a new Google Wallet app that supports all credit and debit cards, Google said Thursday that usage has more than doubled already.

“Consumers have immediately grasped the benefit of being able to use any card when shopping in-store and online,” Google says on its Commerce Blog.

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