Folding phones, according to experts, will be common in 2019 and 2020 and all manufacturers will have one. Samsung taught yesterday, for the first time, its mobile phone with a folding screen and soon other manufacturers that already work on them will: Huawei, Lenovo, LG … Now Google has announced official Android support for smartphones with a folding screen.
No Fluff Tech will give advanced technologies of Tech Gadgets. Samsung yesterday held the Samsung Developer Conference with developers and Google took the opportunity to present Android Dev Summit Android support for devices with a folding screen. Thus, Android will adapt to mobile phones that will fold and unfold according to the needs.
Google will adapt the applications to be compatible with mobile phones and to make the most of them, depending on whether or not the screen is displayed, for example. The interface will be adapted to mobile phones that can be made small or large according to the moment, as can be seen in the GIF going up by the Android account.
For example, if you are watching a video and you are deploying your mobile phone, YouTube will automatically become larger to occupy a larger portion of the screen and so you can see the video with better size and better quality.
Now that Google has announced this new version, the developers of Android applications will be able to start adapting their applications to be compatible with these phones that will arrive very soon.
What Mobile Phones Do We Expect?
Samsung already showed yesterday for the first time the Honeycomb of its folding mobile. Lenovo and LG work together on a tablet with a folding screen, for example, and Motorola also proves what a new folding phone would be like to be expected next year. 2019 will undoubtedly be the year of folding screens and we will see how we get used to them.
Get Ready For The Next Big Mobile Security Breach
This evolution underscores the growing importance of implementing security measures to protect the corporate devices and the confidential data they contain.
As the adoption of mobile devices increases, hackers are evolving their tactics to adapt to the behavior of users. In the last 12 months, a large volume and variety of cyber threats were detected targeting business devices and especially Android.
According to data from Samsung, the number of threats for Android continued to accelerate, going from four million samples of malware identified in 2017, to five million samples in the first five months of 2018 alone. This was influenced by the proliferation of threats targeting applications Android and malicious programs focused on compromised devices launched through open components, such as Wi-Fi or Bluetooth ports.
In a connected business fleet, mobile devices are physical assets that can present great risks when they are not insured, from valuable data breaches to loss of control of the devices. To protect against new threats, business mobility managers must consider security trends and adapt accordingly.
These Are Some Of The Trends That Companies Must Adapt To Protect Their Mobile Devices In 2019:
Malware Kits Attack Vulnerable Devices
In the last year, attackers began attacking open Wi-Fi and Bluetooth ports on Android mobile devices through proximity to the device using malware kits. If they succeed, they can unlock the target device to steal corporate data or valuable customers. Proximity-based-attacks are likely to continue, and it is important to avoid underestimating the role that device security plays in protecting against a security breach.
Proliferation Of Harmful Applications
Dangerous applications and unsafe user behaviour can put the business fleet at risk. Even the content downloaded through the official Android app stores became a malware risk in 2018. A lot of counterfeit banking applications came to the Play Store at the beginning of the summer and published hundreds of credit card data.
The Android security community increased efforts to verify 50,000 million applications. In November, Google Security indicated that Android devices that exclusively install Play Store content have a 0.68 percent chance of potentially harmful applications (PHA). Likewise, consumers were urged to implement platforms of recent operating systems such as Nougat, Oreo and Pie for their protection.
Corrupt Connections Capture Data Transmissions
Hackers continued to exploit Wi-Fi connections in 2018 with Man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks, which involve taking advantage of a public wireless network to spy on or capture data transmissions. In a single month, 4% of Android devices had encountered an MITM attack, while more than a quarter connected to an open and potentially dangerous Wi-Fi network. Implementing automated protection can protect the fleet from the risks of public Wi-Fi in 2019 by blocking devices as soon as a compromise attempt is detected.