Android

How Android Security Stacks Up

AndroidToday's smart phones have all the speed, storage, and network connectivity of desktop computers from a few years ago. Because of this, they're a treasure trove of personal information--and likely the next battleground for computer security. What makes smart phones attractive--the ability to customize them by downloading applications--is what makes them dangerous. Apps make the mobile phone a real computer, and Apple's App Store has been a key factor in the phone's success. But apps also make smart phones a target for cyber criminals. ...
Android

Search your Android phone with written gestures

AndroidAs mobile phones become increasingly powerful and can store more data, we've introduced new methods of search to get you to your content faster, such as search suggestions or search by voice. But sometimes, typing to get to the right search suggestion takes too long, and you may be in a quiet environment where speaking a query is inappropriate. Today we're pleased to announce Gesture Search, a new Google Labs application for Android-powered devices running Android 2.0 or above in the US. Gesture Search lets you quickly find a contact, an installed application, a bookmark or a music track from hundreds or thousands of items, by simply drawing alphabet gestures on the touch screen. ...