You’ve probably heard about Android spyware apps, and wondered if they really work? Perhaps you’ve come across companies selling it online, or you read a news report on it? Regardless how you have heard about Android spyware, most people are still not sure it works, and what it can do.
WHAT IS ANDROID SPYWARE?
In a nutshell, Android spyware apps enable you to spy on and track any Android phone that has one of these spyware apps installed on it. It’s not a “virus” or “Trojan” as some people often refer to it as. Android spyware apps are a commercial monitoring and tracking app that is marketed towards anyone who has a need to spy and track an Android phone. Popular Android phones include the Samsung Galaxy S, Motorola DROID, Google Nexus One, HTC Wildfire and others.
Why would someone use this type of monitoring software? Here are the most common reasons.
- Spouse. Suspicious spouses often use Android spyware to monitor and track their partners. The information obtained from Android spy software is invaluable in their search for “hard evidence” that an affair is going on.
- Employer. Employers often use Android spyware in order to monitor their employee’s use of company issued Android phones. This could be to keep an eye on where their staff are in the field, or it could be a way to store communication that occurs between the employees and customers in case of a future dispute.
- Parent. Concerned parents are another growing segment of users. They purchase Android spy software so they can locate their kids in case of an emergency, and as a way to monitor their kids text messages to look for signs of trouble and/or abuse.
- Personal. Some people will also use Android spyware apps as an automatic back up solution for their Android phones.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The way Android spyware apps work is quite simple. You first download the Android spy app directly into the Android phone. This is done using the phone’s own internet browser. All you do is type in the URL given to you by the software vendor, and the program will then start to download directly into the phone. Once the download is complete, you go through a few set up and configuration steps, and then you’re done. Total installation time takes about 5-10 minutes.
Now that the software is installed and set up on the Android phone, the rest is actually very easy. Everything happens in the background so there is nothing else you need to do. The software will start to record a variety of “events” behind the scenes, and then upload all the data to a secure online account that you set up with the vendor where you purchased the spyware app from. That’s really all there is to how these apps work.
In summary, you download the app using the phone’s browser, go through a few installation steps, and then you log into your online account to view all the recorded logs. That’s it.
WHAT CAN IT DO?
A couple years ago when Android spyware software first hit the market, there were only a few things it did. Read text messages and call logs, and enable you to view all the contacts stored on the phone. Today, the software is absolutely amazing. Not only can you read text messages, call logs, and view contact lists, but you can also record calls, remotely monitor the phone, read emails (incoming/outgoing), view browser history, photos snapped on the phone, and even track the Android phone in real-time.
One thing to point out is that not all Android spy software is created equal. You’ll find some vendors that offer just a few basic features, while others offer everything mentioned above. My advice to you is to make sure you carefully read all the features BEFORE you buy.
WHERE TO BUY?
If you want to purchase Android spyware, go here for a list of Android spy software vendors, click HERE.