Intel Security ties up with Samsung for Tizen smartphone

Intel Security today announced its McAfee Mobile Security software pre-installed in the first Samsung smartphones running the Tizen operating system.

“By including our software on new operating systems like Tizen, security is developed in parallel with the ever-expanding technology landscape.” said Sean Duca, chief technology officer Asia Pacific, McAfee

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Intel security tips:

# Prevent unauthorised access –device can be locked with a personal identification number or password

# Use comprehensive security software on mobile device

# Avoid downloading apps from third parties

# Avoid opening attachments from unknown senders

Tizen is an open-source operating system based on Linux, and was born after Intel and the Linux Foundation decided it was going to abandon the MeeGo platform.

It is built to address the needs of stakeholders of the mobile and connected device ecosystem, including device manufacturers, mobile operators, application developers and independent software vendors.

The Samsung Z1 will be the first smartphone to feature the Tizen operating system. The device sports a 4 inch display and is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor backed by 768MB of RAM.

It also has 768MB RAM, 4GB internal and 64GB external storage capacity with 3.1MP rear camera and 1500mAh battery.

The Samsung Z1 is priced at 5,700 rupees, and will be available in India from January 14, 2015, in white, black, and wine red.

The device will offer consumers free access to content available on Club Samsung.

Users will have access to TV shows and over 7,000 Bollywood and Hollywood movies as part of a partnership deal between Samsung and mobile live TV service nexGTv and BoxTV for a fee of 1,750 rupees per year.


Vishal Kawadkar


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