| By Fred Langa |
Long-time Windows users will see something very familiar in Android phones and tablets.
Android feels a lot like early versions of Windows. So, applying your hard-won Windows know-how will smooth your way when working on Android devices.
Three key elements help secure Android devices
Reader Jen Conolly wonders how to get good security on her brand-new smartphone.
- “Hi team! I recently purchased an Android phone. I have a question about a very important security issue.
“Some simple, straight talk on the subject of security/personal protection when using the plethora of phone apps available out there would be fantastic. It would give me (along with countless others, I suspect) some clarity on the subject.”
Not to worry, Jen. The same basic security techniques you use with Windows will also serve you well on your Android device. Even some of the same security-tool vendors you’re familiar with in the Windows world — Norton, AVG, and others — now offer security products for mobile computing, too.
If you’re just getting started with Android, focus on three things: