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Chinese mobe market suffers pre-pwned Android pandemic

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Amazingly, it might not even be the Chinese government causing it

dating websites australia Security researchers have discovered more examples of pre-installed malware on Android smartphones.

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busco pareja mujer peruana Other possibilities include unintentional infection through compromised de in the supply chain (a problem which affected Vodafone Spain back in 2010) or intentional interference by government spies. Many of the models implicated in the malfeasance sell well in China.

The pre-pwned device issue has become a perennial problem for privacy-conscious smartphone users. Sticking to the Play Store, avoiding dodgy websites and following common-sense security precautions are no help in such cases.

Read More by John Leyden

Lenovo overtakes HP as world’s No.1 PC vendor as market dips 11.4%


Lenovo has pipped HP to the global number one PC vendor spot in terms of shipments made during Q2 2013, with a 16.7 per cent share of the market.

However, both HP and Dell (number two and three respectively) saw growth improve over recent quarters. They have 16.4 per cent and 12.2 per cent market shares respectively.

Lenovo also grew faster than the market (as well as faster than HP and Dell) although Lenovo growth slipped to -1.4 per cent and was down from prior quarters.

Acer and ASUS hit the fourth and fifth spots respectively, with market shares of 8.2 per cent and 6.1 per cent.

Worldwide PC shipments reached 75.6 million units during the period, down 11.4 per cent compared to the same quarter in 2012. But this figure was slightly better than the expected 75.4 million shipments (11.7 per cent drop), according to PC sales tracker International Data Corporation (IDC).

Read More by Dominic Sacco

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