Showing posts with label android. Show all posts
Showing posts with label android. Show all posts

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Microsoft Defender available for Android and iOS devices

 Microsoft Defender is a program that we are all familiar with from our Windows computers. With new devices, the Redmond behemoth expands its software offerings. This time, it's Android and iOS-based smartphones and computers, as well as Macs. Users with a Microsoft 365 subscription now have access to the new Defender.


Individual versions of Microsoft Defender are no longer in beta. Previously, the software was only available in a preview version. All users of compatible devices who have a Microsoft 365 subscription can now try them out.

For Windows and Mac computers, Microsoft Defender for Individuals has been released.  Most importantly, the software is also compatible with Android and iOS mobile devices.

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Qualcomm has unveiled the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 processors.

 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 are two new mobile platforms that aim to further raise the bar at the premium end of the market, as Qualcomm continues to accelerate. The San Diego house typically releases an improved and slightly revised version of its best SoCs in the middle of the year, and it did so again in this round.

In contrast, Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 aims to provide excellent features even at the medium-high end of the market; in other words, the "old" generation SD7xx, which has been renamed and ostensibly boosted in performance. Let's examine them in depth, as both will hit the market as early as this quarter's conclusion, which means they will soon be available to buyers alongside unpublished new arrivals.

With so much power, the focus inevitably shifts to gaming, to the point where we speak of the integrated Snapdragon Elite Gaming suite of features. The GPU is the same Adreno 730 as the "original" model, but with a few additional tricks that boost performance by approximately 10% while reducing power consumption by 30%. Identical percentage gains are noted for the CPU, despite its slightly higher operating frequency (3.2 GHz versus 3.0 GHz for the base model).

This could be one of the most intriguing aspects of the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 compared to its predecessor, as a reduction of one-third in power consumption is not a joke. For the most part, the SoC has remained virtually unchanged; in other words, the "monster" of power that enables 8K HDR video capture, simultaneous 64MP image capture (thanks to three 18-bit ISPs), and maximum mobile connectivity remains. This is made possible by the already-familiar Snapdragon X65 modem (5G, SA, and NSA) and Fastconnect 6900 (WiFi 6 and 6E). 

Many companies, including Asus (Rog), Black Shark, Honor, iQOO, Lenovo, Motorola, Nubia, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, RedMagic, Redmi, Vivo, Xiaomi, and ZTE, will use it beginning in the third quarter of 2022.


  • 4nm production process
  • CPU: Kryo up to 3.2 GHz with 64-bit Arm Cortex-X2
  • GPU: Adreno 730, HDR gaming, Vulkan 1.1 API
  • Modem: Snapdragon X65 5G, 5G mmWave and sub-6 GHz, SA and NSA, downloads up to 10 Gbps
  • WiFi: 6E and 6 (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, 6 GHz) with Qualcomm FastConnect 6900
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.3 and USB 3.1
  • Camera:  Triple 18-bit ISP, 8K HDR Video at 30fps, 4K at 120fps, HDR10 +, HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision
  • Audio: Qualcomm Aqstic codec (WCD9385)
  • Charging: Quick Charge 5
  • Memory: LP-DDR5 support up to 16GB at 3200MHz

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) has issued a fresh alert for Android users.

 Users of Android 10, Android 11, Android 12, and Android 12L are subject to a high severity warning. According to the advisory, the operating system has various vulnerabilities that can be exploited to collect sensitive information, gain elevated privileges, and cause denial of service on the targeted system.

These vulnerabilities exist in the Android OS due to defects in Framework, System, Media Provider, Kernel components, MediaTek components, Qualcomm components, Qualcomm closed source components, and System.

Google has already acknowledged the Android OS's flaws and released a security patch earlier this month. All of these concerns are addressed by security patch versions 2022-05-01 or later, according to the most current Android Security Bulletin.

The most serious of these flaws, according to the business, is a significant security vulnerability in the Framework component that might lead to local escalation of power requiring User execution privileges. The severity rating is based on the impact that exploiting the vulnerability could have on an affected device, provided the platform and service mitigations are disabled for development reasons or if the vulnerability is successfully exploited.

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