Firefox Browser for Android Now Available; Google Chrome Out Of Beta

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Finally, Mozilla released its official mobile browser for Android devices. Mozilla said the new Firefox for Android is redesigned to offer significantly faster performance than the stock web browser shipped on every Android phone.

You might wonder how exactly this mobile version looks like compared to its desktop counterpart – and well, the new Firefox for Android “has a fresh and streamlined look with a personalized start page”. There’s a new feature called Awesome Screen where you can see all your browsing history, bookmarks, passwords, and form data to your handset, and the popular features like Tabbed browsing, Firefox Sync, and Add-ons are all onboard as well. Firefox for Android also supports Flash contents which means you can always watch videos or play games in any case those contents are designed with Flash technology.

The new Firefox for Android is now available for download at Google Play and works for devices running at least Android 2.2 or higher. (more…)

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Trend Micro Rated Android 2.3 As Least Secure Mobile OS

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A report from Trend Micro entitled “Enterprise Readiness of Consumer Mobile Platforms” rated Google’s Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) as the least secure mobile operating system.

Compared to BlackBerry 7.0, iOS 5, and Windows Phone 7.5 – Android 2.3 got the lowest rating of 1.37, which refers to the OS average score based on several factors that Trend Micro considered including Built-in security, Application security, Authentication, Device wipe, Device firewall, Data protection, Device protection, Corporate managed email, ActiveSync support, Mobile device management, Virtualization, and Security certifications. Trend Micro selected Android 2.3 on its analysis over other versions of the OS since it’s the most dominant installed version across all devices in the market. The poor rating of Android is due to its market fragmentation issue, citing that even Android 4.x does include better security, most of the devices are still on Android 2.x and Google has no central means of providing OS updates. (more…)

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Instagram for Android Hits 5 Million Downloads After Facebook Announced Its Acquisition

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Less than a week following the release of Instagram for the Android platform, the popular photo-sharing app has already hit the 5-million download mark as shown in Google Play Store’s stat.

That’s a remarkable feat for an Android app, noting that its iOS counterpart took about half a year to reach 5 million users. Instagram for Android was also seen downloaded 1 million times in less than a day following its official launch to Google Play Store.

On a side note, Facebook announced on Tuesday that it acquires Instagram for a whopping $1 Billion in cash and stock. That’s huge money for a startup that still has to celebrate its 2nd anniversary comes October and doesn’t even make any revenue just yet. But for Facebook, the move is smart enough to keep its dominance for the best social photo sharing experience. And now you’d incline to believe that if “video” is for Google (through YouTube), then “photo” is for Facebook (through the social network itself and Instagram). (more…)

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