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Norton Mobile Security for Android

Norton Mobile Security for Android: Reliable Protection Guaranteed!

Hi friends. Today i am going to review Norton Mobile Security for Android devices. This is a full guide and feature-list to Norton Mobile Security for Android. I am going to discuss all its protection mechanisms and how it makes viruses a thing of the past.

Norton Mobile Security for Android reviewed

Being a open source fan myself i prefer Android over any other Mobile Operating system, simply because its so easy to work with and its functionality is always extendable. Keeping your Android device safe and secure is entirely upto you, its decided on how well you authorize data transfers on the web with your Android phone. With the availability of third party apps, malicious users can easily gain control over our phone. This is where Norton Mobile Security comes in to save you.

So recently i got the chance to try out the paid product and here’s what i came to know:

INSTALLATION:

The setup is very simple or what we call as a 2-minute install. Just visit this link from your Android phone and download the Norton Mobile Security for Android software. You will get a .apk file, just install it and you are good to go.

At its first start it will ask you for your activation code. You should enter the secret code that you got when you purchased the product. Norton will then connect to its licensing server to check if the code is valid and enable your subscription period momentarily.

FEATURE STUDY:

As soon as you’re in, you will get a host of options to choose from such as Setting up Anti-Theft, Anti Malware, Call and SMS Blocking, Web Protection etc. So lets discuss them one by one.

Norton Mobile Security Android - Features

Anti-Theft: This is an advanced feature which remotely locks your lost or stolen device via a SMS and prevents strangers from seeing your private information. You can wipe your sensitive data remotely with the help of your friend’s mobile. Just send the password in the form of a text message to your phone and all your data gets erased to protect your identity.

Norton Mobile Security Android - Anti Theft

To help locate your device, Norton Mobile Security also sends the exact GPS coordinates of your phone’s whereabouts, offering an increased chance of retrieving it. I found this feature to be very helpful since very few software companies these days actually safeguard your phone even when its lost.

Anti Malware: This feature regularly checks your Android system for viruses and other malware that might have gained access. You can also schedule your scans to run at specified intervals. This utility also gives you an option to scan your memory card which slows down your system for a while but that’s a choice i am willing to take.

Norton Mobile Security Android - Anti Malware

Call and SMS Blocking: You can block unwanted numbers and text messages with this feature. Also you can create your own Block List to prevent those numbers from communicating with your device in the future. This is a great utility as you can permanently get rid of a certain someone who annoys you all the time.

Norton Mobile Security Android - Block calls

Web Protection: Surfing websites has never been easy. Hackers can easily gain advantage to your phone and use it for fraudulent purposes if you are careless. Norton Mobile Security’s brings you a web protection that constantly protects you from phishing and malware sites. It works with the Android browser and scans your clicks as you visit them.

Norton Mobile Security Android - Web Protection

Automatic Update: Norton Mobile Security’s LiveUpdate installs and updates your databases automatically. You can also schedule your updates to be a performed when you find it convenient. My update ran for under a minute and all the catalog files were updated successfully. LiveUpdate also respects what you are doing and disables the update feature when you are roaming.

Norton Mobile Security Android - Live Update

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY: 

Norton Mobile Security is available for purchase at leading retailers and telcos across the country at Rs 599 for a single license. The price includes a one-year service subscription to use the product and receive Symantec’s protection updates.

If you want to check out the free version before purchasing the fully paid product check out Norton Mobile Security Lite (NMS Lite) available for Free Download at the Android Market.

VERDICT:

I would like to give this product a 4 1/2 star out of 5 stars. When i was working with the Auto Scan enabled i hardly experienced any lag, all the applications ran as smoothly as possible. The only con i found in this product is its memory consumption. My Android phone has 280 MB of RAM installed and Norton was consuming 1.03% of it. But i think that’s a very small price to pay considering of all the pros this product carries especially the NMS tracker technology.

I give a GO to this product and recommend it to all the Android users as security is always important whether it is a PC or a Smartphone, prevention always has the upper hand.

Now show your love and drop a comment to express your views! We are excited to hear your thoughts.

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Sony Ericsson W8 First Android Walkman Phone

Sony Ericsson W8 Sleek

Sony Ericsson being one of the leading manufacturers in Mobile Phones and Smartphones has gone one step ahead for the music lovers. It has introduced its first Walkman Android Phone, the W8. Walkman being the favourite series of mine and also because i own two of them, i always wanted it to be more advanced and packed with more features, Sony Ericsson has again proven just that which makes it so unique than the other companies.

Lets take a look at what features this phone has to offer:

  • Nice features first, the Phone is loaded with Android 2.1 (Eclair) OS. Thanks to this, now you are not restricted to just Java apps but can install all the free Android apps and also play the latest Angry Bird Rio game too.
  • Upto 23 h 40 min of music play. (Surprised? Well dont be, thats the advantage of having a WALKMAN phone.)
  • 600 MHz ARM 11 processor with 168 MB of RAM, Qualcomm chipset and an Adreno 200 GPU.
  • Great connectivity options such as 3G, WiFi giving you a  faster internet experience.
  • 3.2 MP camera with Geo-tagging and videos recorded at 30 FPS.
  • 3-inch Capacitive touchscreen display with a 320 x 480 pixels (HVGA) resolution.
  • For storage you get in-built 128 MB of memory and an awesome capability to expand your microSD card upto 16 GB.
  • QWERTY Keyboard. Now type your messages through ease and enjoy smoother gaming.
  • Available in Azure Blue, Iconic Orange and Metallic Red eye-catching colours.

Sony Ericsson W8 Android available in three colours

For more specifications please refer to this guide.

This is the latest announcement Sony Ericsson has made as of 21st April according to TECHTREE. There were only rumours about this phone being launched because it was still under development stage, but now out of the blue Sony Ericsson has officially launched its release. The release date and pricing is not confirmed yet, but reports suggest it will be available this Q2 2011.

Sony Ericsson W8 Blue

Stay tuned to Chaaps for latest news and updates!

Meet Nexus S – A Smartphone from Samsung powered by Android 2.3!

This is no doubt the age of smartphones and a recent report showed that Android has already took over Symbian all over Asia except for India. However, Android is expected to overtake Symbian smartphones in number by Mid-2011. Okay, now let’s make the title relevant:

First of all What is Nexus S?

Nexus S is the first device of Android to ship with the new version of Android platform Gingerbread, co-developed with Samsung ensuring tight integration hardware and software to highlight the latest advancements of  the Android platform.

Specifications of Nexus S making it a Spectacular Smartphone

Nexus S is powered by a Hummingbird CPU at 1 GHz and 512 MB RAM. It has a Super AMOLED display of  800*480 resolution, 16GB storage with a front VGA camera and a 5 mega pixel rear view camera. It has a similar outlook of Galaxy S with a sreen in concave fashion. One peculiar hardware feature that the Nexux S has is NFC.

What is NFC?

NFC(Near Field Communication) hardware  lets us to read information from NFC tags. NFC is a fast , versatile short range wireless technology that can be enbedded in all objects around the world like t-shirts, posters, stickers etc. Google has announced that this will have three primary methods of use that is  read,write and exchange.

What is the software used in Nexus S?

Nexus S is the first phone to run Gingerbread the fastest version  of Android yet. It delivers a  number of  advanced features such as  user interface refinement, NFC support, a new keyboard and text selection tool, Intenet(VoIP/SIP) calling,improved copy/paste functionality and gyroscope sensor support. Gingerbread builds on some of the most popular Android features like multitasking and Wi-Fi hotspots and adds a refreshed user interface and improved keyboard, near field communication .

Nexus has a great multitasking power and makes switching from one apllication to the other very fast. Menus open up and close very quick, the web pages load quicker with virtually no lag time. Nexus has a GPU. playing mobile games, browsing the web and watching vedios are fast, fluid and smooth.

What can I tell about the display? Nexus S manufactured by Samsung is the first smartphone to launch with a 4” Counter Display . A brighter screen with higher contrast, colors are very vibrant, text is crisp at any size and luminance is up to 1.5X higher than LCD displays. Nexus S when taken outside, there’s 75% less glare than on other smartphone displays. Your videos, pictures and games look their best even at bright sun light.

Nexus S is installed with the best of Google applications, including Google Search, Google Maps with Navigation (Beta), Mobile Instant, Voice Actions, Gmail, Google Earth and more. Nexus S provides access to over 100,000 applications, games, and widgets on Android Market. Nexus S is unlocked, so it will work with any GSM carrier.

Another Great news is that Gingerbread SDK/NDK is available for the developers!

To know more about Nexus S, you can watch the video below or read about it at the official Google blog.

Do drop your views about this all new Smartphone powered by Android 2.3 by dropping by your comments.

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Parking Made Easy with Open Spot for Android & TakeMySpot for iPhone

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Here is An Application Which Solves the Hectic Problem of Parking your Vehicles. We all Suffer From One Common Syndrome when we Go Out: “Where do I find Space to Park my Car?”.. Sources Report that in a Busy City of US, it takes around 30 to 40 Minutes to Find an Empty Parking Slot!

In an Effort to Make Things Easy, And to Find the Empty Parking Spots, There is an Application for Both Android and iPhones..

Open Spot

Open Spot is an Application for Android. Open Spot works by letting people who are leaving parking spots share their spots with people who are searching for parking.

Download Open Spot from Android Market

TakeMySpot

TakeMySpot is a Similar App as That of Open Spot.. TakeMySpot is for Iphone and is available in Apple App Store..

TakeMySpot has got Over 10,000 Users in Just 12 Days

Download TakeMySpot App from App Store

We Came Across a Funny and Straigh Comment by One of the TakeMySpot User..

Except you’re letting people know when you’re leaving your car unattended with the exact make/model, they know you have an iPhone which means you have a ton of money, probably a computer and you’re also a dumbass because you leave your car unlocked because you have a stupid app that let’s people know when you’re leaving your valuables unattended.
Great app for finding parking spots though!
To the developers: Keep up the good work!
To the users: I will be monitoring your whereabouts carefully. Take care

PS: Open Spot is Available for US, Canada and Netherlands Only

What do You Think of Applications like Open Spot and TakeMySpot? How Much Productive and Safe are These Apps! Think About Spammers (Griefers) who Could Mark Spots Just-Like-That!

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Milestone: 50,000+ Applications in Android Market

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An Impressive Milestone by Android Market… The Growth of Apps in Android Market is Growing Exponentially. Androlib reports that Android market has crossed over 50,000 Apps now and is counting…. Have a Look at the Graph below

Just 10 days back, there were 38,000 odd Applications in the Android Market Place! This is a Remarkable Achievement. With the Pace of Growth like this, no wonder in a month it crosses 100,000 apps mark and shall go head to head with Apple Store which boasts of having 189,816 Apps!

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Google is going to take over your TV !

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Google Android has been quite a success for developers. Now developers can easily build apps on the Android platform. I’m sure they’re quite satisfied. But wait ! There’s more…

Google Android is going to come as a set up box to supply your TV needs.

Google Monster

You probably might be knowing about these videos:
The Google Toilet
Google – The Evil and Hungry Beast

These videos just say the same thing. Not to forget ! Our previous article on Chaaps:
Check What Google Stole From You

If you’ve seen all these, you’ll probably know one thing. Google is getting into your personal life.

Google has become a monster which wants to steal your private info, so that it can show you better ads.

The limits are boundless. The main reason for this is that, GOOGLE HAS THE MONEY. Google gets a lot of profit from its ads network. It has money to buy any and every company it pleases to buy.

Recently Google began utilizing the money it got. Google is developing its software, upgrading servers, and much more.

Now, it is rumored that Google is aiming a new strategy to enter the Television Market. The first strategy is by tying up with Dish Network where their set top boxes will run on Android. The other part of this strategy is a tie up with Sony to build Television sets with Android based format.

Google TV

Google Android on Dish Network

Google has teamed up with Dish Network, one of the most successfully running satellite TV services. Google Android powered set up box streamed into the dish network will allow easy access to content on YOUTUBE. This will make a great difference. Now you can easily make playlists and subscribe on youtube right from your TV !

Google Android on Sony TV sets

It is also rumored that Google Android will find its way into Sony TV sets. Sony is presently the TOP in giving High Definitions TV sets to customers, of course at a high cost. Sony plans to make its TV sets even more popular and more interactive by integrating the Android platform. Now, you could expect having a mini-computer right inside your television set.

More of Android

Since you’ll be finding Android in your TV set and your satellite set up box, you can also expect it to communicate with your mobile android. This might be one of the best steps which can be taken by Google. The same OS in your TV, set up box and your mobile phone. The combo will be unbeatable !

The Google GOD

As mentioned earlier, Google is now considered like GOD. It has taken everything from you. Your privacy is gone. Don’t be surprised if Google plans to track the channels you’ll be watching on TV to serve better advertisements 😛

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List of Nexus One Apps. Applications for your Android Phone.

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Nexus One, An Android Phone by Google. It’s all about owning a Brand New Nexus One Phone.

What is the first thing which you have to Try with your Brand New Nexus One Phone?? Obviously, The Nexus One Apps. If You are looking for Some Cool Nexus One Phone Apps, you are in the right Place. I’ve Compiled a list of Nexus One apps here. The Only Thing you need to do is Visit the Android Market on your Phone and Select and Install the App.

Nexus One Apps Collection

Twidroid

Twidroid is the best Twitter application for your Nexus One Phone.
Twidroid is the Most Downloaded Twitter Client for Android Phones. Twidroid is Hot favorite since Google Released its Very own Nexus One Phone.

Twidroid Visit | Download

Advanced Task Killer (ATK)

Advanced Task Killer is a Killer App for your Nexus One Phone. ATK is an App which kills some tasks which are running on background. Using Advanced Task Killer you could save some System Resources.
Advanced Task Killer just acts like a Task Manager on your Windows.

Download Advanced Task Killer Free from the Android Market.

The Weather Channel

Get The Weather Updates on the way you travel. This Nexus One Weather App provides the daily forecast including Weather Maps, displays layers such as clouds, UV index, rainfall, radar, snowfall .

Go To The Android Market on Your Nexus One, and Download Weather Channel App.

Qik – Live video streaming

Don’t just send a Picture, Share the Experience. Qik is a Video Streaming Service. Qik is now Available for Android Platform like Nexus One. Qik is the easiest way to share everyday life experiences with friends and family, as they happen.

Qik App for Nexus One Phone Download
From The Android Market Download Qik

Talk to Me – Real-time Translation App

Talk To Me, As The Name of this App Say, It also you to Speak to it in your Language and Instantly Translates your speech to Desired Language. There are Plenty of options available for the language. Just Select The language one you like and Start Translating your Speech in Real-time. Everything with Talk To Me App

Download Talk to Me App from Android Market

Yelp -Find Places

Yelp Helps you to Find the Nearest Pizza Shop, Restaurants, Hang-outs and even you could read reviews on those places. What’s More!

It’s not Yelp! It’s a great help for you!

Download Yelp by Visiting Android Market

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Lots More Nexus One App to Come. We will continue This List and Keep you Updated with most Interesting and Brand New Apps for Your Brand New Nexus One App 🙂

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Tata Docomo launches the first Android-powered Samsung mobile phone

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Tata Docomo is Making News These Days. After The Launch of GPRS services with 95 and 15 Rs Pack, Tata Docomo has Now launched a new product Samsung Galaxy(I7500) exclusively. Samsung Galaxy is The First ever Android Powered Mobile.

Tata Docomo Announces the launch of the first ever Android powered Samsung mobile phone with built in Google Mobile Services – Samsung Galaxy (I7500) – in India exclusively on TATA DOCOMO..

tata docomo android

About Samsung Galaxy:

Features of Samsung Galaxy:

Stylish slim design (11.9mm)

5 Mega Pixel Camera with Power LED

3.2″ HVGA 16M AMOLED display

8GB + micro SD(upto 32gb)

1500mAh Battery

USB v2.0 High Speed

Bluetooth 2.1

Android OS

In addition to This , It supports Many Other Cool applications like

Android Market
Gmail
Google Maps
Google Talk
Youtube

Thus, Having a Mobile with Android operating System allows you to access many of the google mobile services like youtube, google maps, gmail.

Tata docomo has exclusively launched this product- Samsung Galaxy.

More Details at Tata Docomo Official website

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