Tag Archives: ComScore

Looking Inside a Year of Android Malware

As you will probably know my Birthday post for Android Malware has deserved a mention from Engadget and Wired. Easily predictable but not for me, the Engadget link has been flooded by comments posted by Android supporters and adversaries, with possible trolls’ infiltrations, up to the point that the editorial staff has decided to disable comments from the article. The effect has been so surprising that someone has also insinuated, among other things, that I have been paid to talk s**t on the Android.... Read More

What if Android Reassembles The Puzzle?

ComScore has just published its Press Release related to February 2011 U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share. 69.5 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones during the three months ending in February 2011, up 13 % from the preceding period. As we have become accustomed to a few months, the Android is still on the top, earning 7 percentage points since November 2010, achieving a 33% market share. RIM ranked second with 28.9 percent market share, followed by Apple with 25.2 percent. Microsoft (7.7 %) and Palm (2.8 %) rounded out the top five.... Read More

Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?

Purtroppo no. In questo momento sembra infatti che i sogni degli androidi siano più turbati dal malware che dalle pecore elettriche. Naturalmente i più abili avranno già indovinato il filo conduttore che unisce il titolo di questo post ad un notissimo film di fantascienza e alla sicurezza mobile: nelle ore in cui Google ritirava dal proprio Market le applicazioni infette dal Malware DroidDream, la Alcon Entertainment dichiarava di essere in trattativa per l’acquisto dei diritti di Blade Runner al fine di realizzarne un prequel. Per fortuna possiamo stare tranquilli perchè non verranno utilizzati per un remake (o reboot come si dice ora tra i più modaioli), ma per un prequel (e un sequel) sulla falsa riga di quanto Ridley Scott, visionario regista del film originale, sta realizzando per Alien, altro suo gioiello fantascientifico.... Read More