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HTC One X + with Sense 4 + and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

 

After weeks of rumors, the HTC One X + has finally been presented and is about to become the new flagship smartphone the Taiwanese manufacturer.

This is an enhanced version of One X, characterized by a NVIDIA AP37 Tegra 3 quad-core 1.7 GHz , 1GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard memory.

Among the other features of HTC One X +, there is a Super LCD display 2 by 4.7 inches with HD resolution, a camera of 8 megapixels with F/2.0 aperture and focal length of 28mm, 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera, NFC , Beats Audio and a 2,100 mAh battery.

As for the software aspect, the HTC One X + comes on the market with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and Sense 4 +, the latest release of the esteemed user interface of the Taiwanese manufacturer.

The device will debut on the market in Europe in the month of November.

HTC has also announced that the official update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for HTC One X and One S will be released in October.

 

 

 

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Can Android Devices Get Viruses and Malware?

One of the big technological revolutions in the past few years is the explosion of smart and highly-capable handheld devices which are quickly starting to replace the use of PCs and Laptops for specific tasks and purposes.

With the ability to connect while on the move becoming an absolute necessity and the growth of social media, it is no surprise then that our mobiles have become mini-PCs, which are as much under threat of virus attacks and hackers as any other computing device. And it is precisely for this reason that we need to have a safe and secure system that protects not just the integrity of our devices but also that of valuable personal data.

Growing number of people are storing vital and private data such as pin numbers and credit card details in their smartphones (No matter how many times others tell you otherwise!) and this has meant the greater need for security than ever before. A recent study has shown that in every 1000 android apps over a one-third contained some level of malware and while that is a bit more ‘startling’ as it seems, drawing out personal data to run apps, without your permission or even obtaining data beyond the level of access granted is also considered as a malware function.

The open nature of the android platform (which is also hailed as its biggest strength) is the reason why android users are more prone to these attacks. Here are a few simple things you can do though, to be best prepared-

Mobile Security App

The best ways to get started is to download and install a complete android mobile security app much like the Norton Antivirus to protect your android smartphone or tablet. These security apps are specifically designed for mobile platform and offer browser protection and safety against potentially dangerous sites.

Be careful while granting app permissions

You should be a bit more aware when you are installing all those cool new apps and do read and grant permission to data that you are only comfortable sharing. If you are not happy with any of the ‘requests for permission’ and feel it is information you rather not share, then discontinue using the app.

Pick apps from unknown sources carefully

While we do not say that you take a complete blanket approach towards apps from unknown sources and disallow them completely, if you want to install one, be absolutely sure that they are completely safe. Remember that no system or set of guidelines are ‘absolutely safe’, but reducing risks helps a great deal.