June 20, 2014

Android and Windows to get 'kill switch'

_75662712_screenshot2014-04-10at17.49.58.pngGoogle and Microsoft will add a "kill-switch" feature to their Android and Windows phone operating systems, reports the BBC.

quotemarksright.jpgThe feature is a method of making a handset completely useless if it is stolen, rendering a theft pointless.

Authorities have been urging tech firms to take steps to help curb phone theft and argued that a kill-switch feature can help resolve the problem.

Apple and Samsung, two of the biggest phone makers, offer a similar feature on some of their devices.

The move by Google and Microsoft means that kill switches will now be a part of the three most popular phone operating systems in the world.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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