It is worth mentioning that the Nokia X also runs on a forked Android version. The unique selling point of this device is the simplistic user interface. The overall screen will only contain six big icons for performing the routine every-day tasks. This includes icons for email, web browser, contacts, photos, messages, and one more for apps and settings. Artem Klimkin, Zilta’s marketing manager said, “When you look at it, the working principle of our device is entirely built around the law of the vital few (aka the Pareto principle), where the majority of the effects comes from the fewest causes.” This is the main reason why Zilta’s home screen has very few buttons. The two developers have zeroed in on a Chinese manufacturer based out of Shenzhen to manufacture this phone. The upcoming Zilta Android phone is powered by a quad-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz and it comes with 1 GB of RAM.
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Mutant Malware Threatens US Android Phones
Meet Svpeng. Svpeng is an Android Trojan, a piece of malware that sneaks onto smartphones and tablets and runs harmful code. When Svpeng first appeared about a year ago, it was just one of many SMS-based banking Trojans, stealing money from SMS banking accounts in Russia and generally wreaking minor havoc on the Android platform. A nuisance, to be sure, but nothing exceptional, as far as Android malware goes. But in the past year, little Svpeng has grown up. Now various versions of Svpeng can target mobile banking apps, disguise themselves as the Google Play store and even lock up infected phones and hold them for ransom. What’s more, little Svpeng has moved out of its home in Russia and is now infecting Android devices all over the world, including the United States.
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