Asus Padfone Release Date: Asus Padfone May Arrive To MWC In February 2012

September 16, 2014

Finally there is some concrete news arrived about Asus Padfone Release Date. Asus had announced the first of its kind smartphone/tablet duo at Computex IT conference in May last year and called it the Padfone. According to current rumors, Asus Padfone final version will come to MWC 2012 which will be held on the 27th of this month.

Ever since its announcement the first time, there have been many speculations regarding the Asus Padfone features which include two Android-powered devices physically combined to provide the best storage, battery and internet connection. The best thing about the device is that it will need just one SIM with the phone acting like a normal smartphone.

Padfone can be called a phone with a mobile monitor, the smartphone part sporting an elegant 10.1 inch tablet with a docking bay at the back where you can keep the phone for access to a larger screen whenever needed. It has also been reported that the Padfone will feature the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, and will be powered by an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor. The latest rumor states that Asus Padfone is reported to come with Snapdragon S4 (MSM8960) like the prototype Asus showed off in CES 2012.

The synchronization between both the devices would be smoother than you can imagine and so would be the transition making the users comfortable enough in alternating between the devices. Padfone seems to be the intermediate between gadgets small enough to fit in a pocket, and large enough to fit in a bag.

With the Asus Padfone Launch Date set for February, it will indeed be intriguing to see how this new smartphone-cum-tablet is received by all!

Android vs. iOS Infographics – Will Your Next Smartphone Be Android or iOS?

September 14, 2014

A recent Android vs iOS infographic sheds a lot of light on the security features on both the platforms. With mobile security becoming an important feature in smartphones, it would be better if customers chose their smartphones based on security also. Here’s something you should take a look at:

Mobile security is increasingly becoming a tipping point in many of the conferences and discussions being held these days. With mobile technology growing leaps and bounds, it has become quite common for people to use mobile phone for important transactions. People use smartphones for checking their emails, social accounts and a wide variety of other applications which involve sensitive data.

Since most of the things happen via the web, web security is something that’s highly important for any smartphone. Not only this, but how an app works, what are the credentials of the app being downloaded and how the smartphone gets protected from other attacks are things that experts always focus on.

Out here, we saw a very popular Android vs. iOS infographic on Veracode. It details the good and the bad about each smartphone OS and lets you choose your next smartphone with all these things in mind.

Our view is basically simple – we think any smartphone OS is good – be it Android or iOS. It depends on the usage, on the apps you download and use and the jailbreaking question (for iOS).

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Here are some snippets of information you will find on the Android vs. iOS infographic:

  • Password-unlock and idle-time locks are present on all Android and iOS smartphones. Keeping your phone safe begins here. You should enable idle-time locking with, preferably, passwords in place, for the first-level security. Most often, details are stolen from mobile phones that are not locked.
  • There is enough resistance to web-based attacks already in place. Secure connections to websites are supported (the https types) which makes sure that your transactions are safe. Logging in to websites from the smartphone are therefore safe as long as everything is in the default state.
  • Applications are the very source of threats – but what would a smartphone user do without apps? While iOS App Store (iTunes App Store) is run based on several strict rules and conditions – which makes the apps being put up there very safe, technically – Android Marketplace does not have such levels of security. The recent Siri “Official” for Android mishap is one such example that explains how stuff works at Android Marketplace. Having said that, it would be imperative to inform that even Apple’s Marketplace sometimes has faced problems.
  • When it comes to phones being stolen, both Android and iOS have built-in features to trace to a good extent. However, auto-erase – an important feature for preventing data theft – has been a natural default feature on iOS while Android still does not have it.

So with such details, we hope it would make it easier for people to choose their smartphones.