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Top 10 Christmas gifts for Android lovers

Fri Dec 21 2012, 12:00
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3. Norton Mobile Security 2012
Sure, Google's Android operating system is great when it comes to being open, and its customisation options trump those offered by IOS. However, Android has one major downfall - its habit of picking up viruses.

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That's where Norton's Mobile Security comes in. Yes, your friend is unlikely to appreciate such a gift at first, but they'll no doubt thank you when the software prevents their device from picking up some nasty malware. 

Norton claims its latest mobile security release lets the owner remote wipe a device if it's lost or stolen, backs up contacts, comes with anti-phishing web protection and immunity against viruses and malware.

Norton's Mobile Security 2012 is available to buy for £29.99

2. Raspberry Pi
If you're buying a gift for somebody who loves Android, we're guessing that they're fans of tinkering around with Google's Linux-based mobile operating system. If so, Raspberry Pi may well be the perfect gift. 

Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi, which costs a mere 25 quid, is a credit card-sized computer which is based on the Linux operating system. While its main aim is to bring computer science eduction to schools, it's also a great device for those who like to meddle with the software.

That's not all this dirt-cheap PC has got going for it. It also features a Broadcom BCM2835 SoC processor with a 700MHz ARM1176JZF-S core, 256MB RAM, support for resolutions up to 1920x1200, an SD card slot and a microUSB port. 

The Raspberry Pi is available to buy from RS Components for £25.92

1. Gold Android badge
As any Android fan will tell you, you are not a true Android fan until you have acquired the rare, gold Android pin badge. 

Android gold pin badge

If your Android fan is yet to get their tech-equivalent of the Blue Peter badge, you're in luck, as they are available to buy online. They're not even that expensive either - as we found them on Ebay for as little as fiver. You're welcome. µ

 

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