Kaspersky to come preinstalled on Android Snapdragon phones

Kaspersky to come preinstalled on Android Snapdragon phonesIt’s nice to see people playing nice together in the world of mobile. Notable examples include Microsoft and Nokia, and, uhm…

Joining that lengthy list are security guys Kaspersky and processor chaps Qualcomm, who’ve held a virtual (i.e. entirely-made-up-in-my-head) press conference to announce their undying love for each other. The good news is: the arrangement (which genuinely exists outside my brain) will benefit people buying Android phones with Snapdragon processors.

Yep, in future, wherever you find Android and Snapdragon, you’ll find a lovely slab of Kaspersky security preinstalled.

Looking on Google Play, it’d normally set you back £8.95 for the mobile version, or £11.95 for tablets. Can’t argue with that.

Shouting from inside a giant inflatable love-heart adorned with Kaspersky and Qualcomm logos, Chairman and CEO Eugene Kaspersky (honestly, I didn’t make that up) proclaimed: “In Kaspersky Lab, we have a solid number of global companies we work with, and Qualcomm Technologies will be one of the most important among them.

“We are looking forward to providing solutions to a wide range of device manufacturers, who are designing and/or building Snapdragon-enabled mobile devices or tablets running on Android.”

Qualcomm Snapdragon processors are found in a multitude of Android devices, far too many to list here. If I had to give one example, I’d say Jan’s favourite phone, the HTC ChaCha.

via: Kaspersky

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JanSt / MOD  May. 15, 2013 at 19:19

And, ahem... That is good? Dream on! More bloat, more background data transfer, more privacy-phishing... Etc etc.
Do we need to repeat all the nonsense we've gone through on PCs? Are we that stupid?

mightyforest  May. 15, 2013 at 20:48

damn android is lagging and buggy as it is, massive sloooooooooooowdown :)

JanSt / MOD  May. 15, 2013 at 20:59

Wonder how that will impact on rootability, also?

ntpreece  May. 15, 2013 at 21:20

**** iOS, **** Android.


There, I said it.

JanSt / MOD  May. 15, 2013 at 21:32

**** iOS, **** Android.


There, I said it.

errr, um... yeah :D

judgey  May. 16, 2013 at 00:36

omg can not belive u said w8 is good wow

Stelph  May. 16, 2013 at 13:35

Now now, to be fair to WP8 it does have an advantage over Android that it is much more streamlines and resorce friendly, and advantage over iOS that "live panes" mean you can see the information you want at a glance a lot easier

That being said, both Android and iOS pummel WP8 into the ground on number and quality of apps. Hell, even BBX has a go at WP8 since it only has about 150,000 apps and BBX just announced it has 120,000 already after having been on the market for, what, 6 months? (mind you they are cheating as they support Android app porting)

mightyforest  May. 16, 2013 at 16:19

hard to compare when win 7 and 8 have not been out no where near as long as android or IOS, im right in thinking WP got to 100k apps quicker than either of them did. and how much tripe is out there on the markets is unbelievable,

JanSt / MOD  May. 16, 2013 at 16:35

Agree, myghtyforest...
I am soooo tired of app number comparisons.
Most people would get along with what's out for webOS - which fits on a 2GB memory card, really.

95% of all apps duplicate a built-in function or a 'famous' app. I don't know how many photo apps I have tried... I reckon close to the 3 digits. And maybe 3 or 4 stand out. How many Tetris and Jewel switchy clones? Ringtones and wallpapers?! They aren't apps, FFS.
Twitter - with Twitter's strict rules pretty much all Twitter apps are the same.
Etc etc etc...
I have an N9 and a Nokia E75(!) - even that old Symbian clanger has very few serious gaps.

It's all just nonsense... Got nothing to say about the device - heck, dish out the apps figures.


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