Android

Can the Galaxy Gear change the fate of wearable tech?

Samsung's new smartwatch has a few things going for it, but the track record on wearable computers, in government or out, isn't promising.

A 'typical' Android that works under water, is clear in loud settings

The Hydro Edge is a waterproof smartphone with good features -- including Kyocera's Smart Sonic Receiver -- with a low price.

Phun with Phones: 3 ways to phreak Android, iOS

The convergence of computing and mobile telephony has made smartphones the new frontier of cybersecurity, with a host of new vulnerability research presented at this year’s Black Hat Briefings.

Civilian agencies can get military-grade comm on standard Android phones

Motorola and Fixmo are offering agencies and law enforcement the same encryption, policy management and compromise detection to date available only to the military.

Will an Android on the desktop take off for government users?

HP is set to debut the Slate21, an Android-based desktop with a low-cost upgrade path and options for user sharing that could put it in the government buy basket.

AndroRAT signals commercialization of mobile malware

Mobile malware is not new, but a new tool in the cyber crime underground could ultimately pave the way for hackers to leverage malware in large mobile botnets.

A breakdown of DOD security controls for iOS and Android

DISA specifies required capabilities for secure use of two more mobile operating systems on DOD networks.

DISA opens a path for iOS, Android devices in military

The agency approves security guidelines for Android and iOS operating systems, expanding the range of new devices in a market dominated by BlackBerry.

Caterpillar's rugged Android phone suited to gov's dirty work

The company known for big yellow construction equipment has a rugged, speedy and surprisingly light smart phone for the field.

DOD OKs BlackBerry, Android devices, expanding its mobile options

The department approves Security Technical Implementation Guides for BlackBerry smart phones and tablets with BES 10, along with Samsung's Android Knox.

iPhone has most vulnerabilities, so why is Android the most attacked?

Android, with only a handful of vulnerabilities reported in 2012, was the OS of choice for malware writers, Symantec says.

What good's an Android that can't make calls? For NYPD, plenty.

Police are testing 400 customized, muted smart phones that give officers on the scene immediate access to deep databases of information.

Motorola releases secure management tool for Android devices

The company's AME 2000 lets organizations centrally manage encryption and aligns with government security specifications.

Mobile devices show low rate of malware infections

Despite the growing number of malicious apps for Android devices, researchers at Georgia Tech found a surprisingly low rate of infections on phones in the United States.

How to secure 300,000 smart phones? MegaDroid can help.

Sandia Labs’ virtual Android network is part of a larger project to emulate large-scale networks to help understand and defend complex online environments.

iPhone erodes BlackBerry's last enterprise edge – security

IT administrators, noting steady improvements to the iPhone's security since its debut, are finding fewer reasons to hold on to BlackBerry.

Scrap the app: Smart-phone users getting wary over privacy

People are starting to get suspicious about what apps take from them, and are declining to download, a Pew study shows.