Apparently also rampant theft of mobile phones in developed countries. Various organizations also requested that mobile phone manufacturers also overcome these problems. Demand it seems to be the inclusion of affordable with features ‘killer’.
According to Eric Schneiderman, Attorney General of New York, Google and Microsoft will include such features in the new generation of the Android operating system and Windows Phone. With this feature, users can cripple a stolen mobile phone so that it can not work and hard-sold by the thief.
Google in a statement announced that they will add anti-theft solutions in the new version of Android. While Fred Humhries as Vice President Microsoft also confirmed he would take similar steps.
In the United States by the Federal Communications Commission study, more than 30% of thefts in large cities targeting the mobile phone. And in some cases accompanied by violence.
Features ‘killer’ mobile phone is considered effective. Apple has provided an iPhone with such a feature in September, which allows users to lock or delete data stolen iPhone. Since then, the iPhone theft rate declined to 19%.
“These statistics illustrate the amazing effectiveness of the killer features, and Google and Microsoft’s commitment is a big step for the safety of consumers,” said Eric who quoted from Bloomberg, Thursday (06/20/2014).