Kaspersky Lab teams up with Qualcomm to preload its anti-virus on Snapdragon-powered Android devices

Kaspersky Lab teams up with Qualcomm to preload its anti-virus on Snapdragon-powered Android devices

Kaspersky Lab has teamed-up with Qualcomm to pre-install its anti-virus software on Snapdragon-powered Android devices.

Under the deal, vendors using Qualcomm’s chips will get special terms to offer Kaspersky’s software preloaded on their devices. In that sense, we expect to see both Kaspersky Mobile Security and Kaspersky Tablet Security solutions installed on many of the future smartphones and tablets.

Qualcomm Snapdragon processors power-up more than 770 commercially available or announced products, with another 550 product designs in the pipeline, from 70+ device customers…

It’s kinda nice to see two pretty different companies agreeing to make Android more secure. One of the downsides of an open platform like Android is security and deals like these are struck to address that problem. Kudos to both companies for taking this route.

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