has learned CNews, «Kaspersky Lab” has signed an agreement with the manufacturer of mobile processors Qualcomm on special conditions under which Qualcomm customers will be able to pre-install security software Kaspersky Mobile Security and Kaspersky Tablet Security for Android.
«Kaspersky” does not disclose details of the agreement, however, according to CNews director of mobile business development “Kaspersky Lab» Cyril Zelenskiy , the agreement is global, that is, to manufacturers of gadgets that work across world.
«Special Conditions” supply security solutions can be different for different manufacturers, and are kept secret. They are known to be distributed to vendors who use family processors Qualcomm Snapdragon. These processors are used mainly in applications mid-range smartphones manufactured by Samsung, Sony, HTC and LG. They also built “reference» Android-phones Google Nexus 4.
According Zelenskogo, in most cases, electronic gadgets will be pre trial products (trial), but, as a rule, extended-range, that is, in fact, equate it to the full. In some cases, the manufacturers of devices with Qualcomm processors will be able to pre-set and full versions of anti-virus products.
As far as can CNews understand from talking to representatives of “Kaspersky Lab” predinstallyatsiya defense applications for partners Qualcomm is advisory, not mandatory (“something we are still working”) character. A specific list of devices that will be pre-set by the anti-virus solutions, “Kaspersky Lab”, agreed with the producers.
says Cyril Zelenskiy, now there are several scenarios of cooperation and Qualcomm, “Kaspersky”, and now it is “the integration of security solutions on the lower level of the operating system».
Recall that Qualcomm is one of the world’s major suppliers of processors for mobile devices based on Android, while for the “Kaspersky Lab” line of mobile products for Android is extremely important: support security software for other mobile platforms already stopped because of their small spread.
In February 2013 anitivirusnaya company completely reformat its line of products for Android, and some reduced their prices.