Kaspersky Lab in­tro­duces new free app for An­droid de­vice bat­ter­ies

Kuwait Times - - TECHNOLOGY -

Kaspersky Lab has in­tro­duced a new so­lu­tion for An­droid de­vice users Bat­tery Life. This free ap­pli­ca­tion is de­signed to save a mo­bile user from that dreaded un­pleas­ant sit­u­a­tion - when their phone bat­tery starts get­ting low at the most in­op­por­tune mo­ment.

Ac­cord­ing to a sur­vey, 9 out of 10 peo­ple feel pan­icked when their phone bat­tery is get­ting low. This is not sur­pris­ing, given that peo­ple feel more dis­tressed when they are with­out these mo­bile com­pan­ions, than when they are with­out their real part­ners.

In many cases, hav­ing an un­charged smart­phone is not only an un­pleas­ant ex­pe­ri­ence, it might also be un­safe - for ex­am­ple, it might be risky to be with­out mo­bile com­mu­ni­ca­tion in an emer­gency, or if a user is in an un­fa­mil­iar en­vi­ron­ment. Bat­tery Life is de­signed to solve this prob­lem once and for all.

The Kaspersky Lab so­lu­tion an­a­lyzes all applications on the user’s de­vice and iden­ti­fies those that are con­sum­ing the most en­ergy. This is es­pe­cially im­por­tant, con­sid­er­ing that 96 per­cent of apps on An­droid de­vices run in the back­ground, even if the user has not launched them. Bat­tery Life can stop these “bat­tery glut­tons” with one touch, thereby ex­tend­ing the de­vice’s bat­tery life. Bat­tery Life will also show the user an ur­gent mes­sage if any ap­pli­ca­tion starts us­ing more en­ergy than usual.

An­other use­ful fea­ture of Bat­tery Life is its abil­ity to cal­cu­late the time re­main­ing be­fore a smart­phone’s bat­tery is com­pletely low. This in­for­ma­tion gives users the op­por­tu­nity to ur­gently find a way of charg­ing their phone, so that they are not left with­out mo­bile com­mu­ni­ca­tion when they might need it most. Sim­i­larly, dur­ing charg­ing, Bat­tery Life cal­cu­lates the time left un­til the bat­tery is full.

‘Our ap­proach to pro­tect­ing users in­cludes re­duc­ing dig­i­tal risks to a min­i­mum on all fronts, not just in the field of cy­berthreats. Bat­tery Life helps peo­ple stay con­nected. How­ever, it is also im­por­tant to re­mem­ber about In­ter­net se­cu­rity when­ever you are on­line. And, it is es­pe­cially im­por­tant to con­sider the pro­tec­tion of your pri­vacy from pry­ing eyes, and the pro­tec­tion of your de­vice from loss or theft. For all of these con­cerns, we have also pre­pared solutions’, re­minds Elena Kharchenko, Head of Con­sumer Prod­uct Man­age­ment at Kaspersky Lab.

Kaspersky Bat­tery Life takes only 15 Mb and runs on the An­droid 4.1 - 6.0.1 plat­form in a lim­ited num­ber of lan­guages.

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