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Pre-owned Mobile Device Values Stay Strong Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

29th April 2020 – HYLA Mobile, the world’s leading provider of software technology and services for mobile device returns management and reuse solutions, today released data on mobile device trade-in trends for Q1 2020. HYLA’s data reveals that despite the Coronavirus pandemic causing significant disruption to the supply and distribution of new and pre-owned devices, it has not had much impact on pre-owned device values. In fact, according to HYLA’s exclusive data, pre-owned smartphones have held their value from Q4 2019 and returned more than $535 million to U.S. consumers through mobile device trade-ins in Q1 of this year—an increase of 1.5% from Q1 2019.

Why iOS is More Secure than Android in App Development?

Well, there is nothing new in it. I mean the world has been competitive since the very beginning and irrespective of the industry. Do you remember the Coca-Cola and Pepsi fight, Mcdonalds and KFC, Canon and Nikon? And now over a few years, it seems to be Android v/s iOS app development.

Competition isn’t just limited to businesses or mobile app developers, but you will also find a cold war among fan groups. By leaps and bounds, it seems that the two tech giants are set to make an evolution like never before. Let’s keep this aside for a while and analyze things from where it all began.

HYLA Mobile: Mobile trade-in programs returned $2.378 billion to US consumers in 2019

30 January 2020 – HYLA Mobile, the world’s leading provider of software technology and services for mobile device returns management and reuse solutions, today announced results from its analysis of the mobile device trade-in market for 2019. The report reveals that $2.378 billion was returned to US consumers last year via mobile device trade-in programs—an increase of 4.7% from 2018.

HYLA combines live market figures and its own analytics solution to identify the latest trends for the pre-owned mobile device market in North America. HYLA provides its analysis of the latest market trends both on a quarterly and annual basis. Key findings from HYLA’s 2019 trade-in trends report reveals that:

Trick or treating Android Emoji keyboard app makes millions of unauthorized purchases

London, October 31, 2019 – A popular Android keyboard app, ai.type, downloaded more than 40 million times and included in the Google Play app store, has been caught making millions of unauthorized purchases of premium digital content, researchers at mobile technology company Upstream report. The app has been delivering millions of invisible ads and fake clicks, while delivering genuine user data about real views, clicks and purchases to ad networks. ai.type carries out some of its activity hiding under other identities[1], including disguising itself to spoof popular apps such as Soundcloud. The app’s tricks have also included a spike in suspicious activity once removed from the Google Play store.

Fraud alert: Popular video app Snaptube needs careful watching

London, October 17th, 2019 – Snaptube, a popular Android smartphone video app which claims some 40 million users, has been caught making millions of suspicious transactions without the knowledge of its users. The Snaptube app features the same piece of developer software code, Mango SDK, that was at the center of the Vidmate expose earlier this year - when another popular video app from a Chinese developer was found to be conducting mass scale advertising and premium services’ subscription fraud. Snaptube also displays a common traffic pattern and similar URLs and domains as those reported with Vidmate.

Android on the march in business but security a concern, says new research

BRACKNELL, UK. 21st FEBRUARY 2019 - The use of Android tablets and handhelds are on the rise in business but security remains a concern, according to the latest research from Panasonic Business. On average, 72% of tablets and handheld devices in businesses (excluding mobile telephones) use the Android operating system. And with 60% of device buyers saying Android was still being integrated into their organisations, the number of devices is expected to rise with the majority seeing growth for the next three years.

The top three benefits of Android over other operating systems were said to be flexibility (59%), security (58%) and affordability (52%). 

Top Benefits Of Choosing Android App Development For Your Business App

According to the Statista report, 379.98 million Android phones were sold in the first quarter of 2017.

With an increasing number of Android phone users, the number of Android apps is also mounting at a great pace.

In March 2018 there were about 3.6 million apps available on Google Play Store and the current growth rate of apps is said to be more than 1,300 apps per day.

8 App Marketing Trends to Watch Out for in 2018

In many ways, 2017 was an exciting year when it comes to mobile apps development and marketing. Mobile apps graduated from being an optional investment to a necessity and now companies cannot simply afford to lose on sizable revenue generated by them. The number of free apps downloaded stands at mind-boggling 254 billion, which is enough to ring some bells. An important question to be asked here is that how is mobile app marketing shape up in the year 2018? Here is a detailed look at the trends to watch out for.

India Perspective: Google Pixel 2, back with a bang

Introduction

What differentiates iOS on Apple’s devices from Android?

The answer to that is alarmingly simple because it’s the simplicity of the OS itself. The reason I’m bringing up this is that Android market has a lot of saturation and as such comes in as being decentralized. The trouble with that is that the device UX differs from manufacturer to manufacturer. This saturation is often a cause for controversy because Apple uses this to their advantage in promoting their OS adoption rate. But unlike Apple, Android as an OS is adopted by lots of manufacturers, big and small ones. Therein comes the philosophy of a centralized device from the stables of Google themselves named the Pixel. In many ways, it is Google’s answer to the dictatorship of Apple’s iPhones and their device philosophies. 

New Research Shows Cybersecurity Battleground Shifting to Linux and Web Servers

27 June 2017 – WatchGuard®’s  latest quarterly Internet Security Report reveals that despite an overall drop in malware detection, Linux malware made up more than 36 percent of the top threats identified in Q1 2017. The increased presence of Linux/Exploit, Linux/Downloader and Linux/Flooder attacks highlights the need to protect Linux-based IoT devices and Linux servers from the internet with layered defences.

Other key findings from the Q1 2017 report include: