NetSurfer - Software

Android

Android is a mobile operating system (OS) currently developed by Google, based on the Linux kernel and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. The Android platform includes an operating system, a GUI, a Web browser and end user applications that can be downloaded.

All Future Mobile Technology’s smart phones and tablets are produced using the Android operating system and FMT is committed to ensuring that its customers experience the very latest version of Android. FMT’s first Android based device was produced in 2010 and since then the company has continuously updated its software to ensure that all products are developed with the latest version available.


Google Mobile Services

Google Mobile Services (also known as GMS) are the applications and services provided by Google in order to enhance the user’s mobile experience. Google Mobile Services are distinct from Android and are pre-installed on Netsurfer handsets and devices under a completely “separate license” from Google.

All of Future Mobile Technology’s Netsurfer smart phones and mobile tablets come pre-loaded with this leading mobile software application suite. Among the most widely used apps in the GMS suite are:

Google Play Store

This is the Google App which will allow the user to connect to Google App Store and download thousands of free and paid for apps. Google Play Store is only available on Google Approved handsets such as a Netsurfer product.

Google Maps

Maps is a Google satellite which gives an in-depth, accurate map of almost every city in the world. Google maps gives directions from how to get from one point to the other, figures out the quickest route possible, and gives an Earth/Satellite/Street view. Maps is available on browsers as well as mobile phones, allowing custom maps as well as directions to be saved on Google Accounts and accessed later from all devices.

YouTube

YouTube is an online site which allows people to share and view videos uploaded by other channels. Certain people earn money through their YouTube channels, and use YouTube videos as a full-time job. All the user’s subscriptions and videos will automatically be synchronised to their Google Accounts, for easy access across all devices.

Google Chrome

Google Chrome is Google’s web browser. It allows users to “surf the web” simply and easily and provides large amounts of privacy, using the Incognito mode. This mode does not save any of the user’s browsing data, including, websites visited and passwords.

Gmail

Google’s own personal email provider. Users of Gmail get up to 15 GB of free storage, as well as being able to allocate different emails into sub-categories. Users can also synchronise settings between their mobile phones and computers.

Google+ and Hangouts

Google+ is a way in which people can socialise with other people around the world, share their photos as well as being able to use the Google+ hangout. The hangout is a way in which numerous people can all join together on one video call and communicate together. It is also possible for people to just watch these broadcast hangouts.

Other important and popular apps in the GMS suite are:

Google Play Music, Google Play Movies, Google Play Books, Google Play Newsstand, Google Play Games; Google Drive and Google Plus Photos


Office Suite

All Netsurfer Smart Phones and Mobile Tablets come pre-loaded with Mobisystem’s award winning Microsoft compatible OfficeSuite program. OfficeSuite boasts among other accolades; Google Play Editor’s Choice Award winner; Infoworld’s top mobile office; LifeHacker best Android Office App and PCMAG Editor’s Choice Award winner.

OfficeSuite lets you easily view, edit, and create Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents, convert to PDF, and manage your files all with the most feature-rich mobile office solution available for Android smartphones and tablets.

Key Features of office suite include:

  • Seamlessly transition between desktop and mobiles using our updated user interface
  • PDF security and editing features including digital signatures support, permissions management, text to PDF, and annotations
  • Track changes with multiple author support
  • Full compatibility with Microsoft formats including DOC, DOCX, DOCM, XLS, XLSX, XLSM, PPT, PPTX, PPS, PPSX, PPTM, PPSM.
  • Support for PDF files including PDF camera scanning and Export to PDF.
  • Additional support for common formats like RTF, TXT, LOG, CSV, EML, ZIP; Open Office – ODT, ODS and ODP – support.
  • Preserve document formatting and layout and use advanced editing features like never before on a mobile platform.
  • Integrated File Browser for quick and easy access to both local and remote files including Recent files, My Documents folders and document templates.
  • Sharing via cloud services like Box, DropBox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Amazon Cloud Drive and SugarSync, as well as over email, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi Direct.
  • Available in 56 languages.
  • Oxford Dictionary of English word lookup.
  • Advanced networking support for the integrated file manager (access FTP servers, Samba networks, etc.)
  • Custom header, footer, and page number options for Word documents
  • Protect individual sheets and cells in Excel for extra security
  • Cast presentations across multiple devices on the same network with Share Cast
  • Interactive form support for PDFs (checkboxes, radio buttons, text fields, and more)

AVG

Future Mobile Technology places security as a top priority when developing products and has partnered with AVG to pre-install AVG Anti-Virus and Internet Security on all Netsurfer smartphones and mobile tablets. More information:

  • Ant-Virus: Blocks viruses, spyware & other malware
  • Anti-Theft: Finds, locks or wipes your phone if stolen
  • Privacy Protection: Protects private data when surfing the web
  • Improved Performance: Monitors battery, storage and data usage
  • App Lock: Filter and block unwanted calls and text messages and get warnings when you receive suspicious text messages. Set locks on specific apps to restrict who can use them and protect your privacy.
  • Camera Trap: After 3 failed attempts to unlock you phone, the AVG software takes a photo of the intruder with the front facing camera and emails it to you with an alert to the attempted break-in.
  • Remote Protection: If your phone is lost, you can still protect your privacy by wiping all your storage data, emails, contacts, photos, text messages and SD card with a simple command from AVG’s online Anti-Theft Service.

Opera Mini Browser

Opera products enable more than 350 million internet consumers to discover and connect with the content and services that matter most to them, no matter what device, network or location. By utilising state of the art cache technology, Opera significantly speeds up browsing and searching for your favourite things on the internet, all whilst reducing the amount of data you use and the amount of money you spend. Opera also delivers products and services to more than 120 mobile carriers around the world, enabling them to provide a faster, more economical, and better network experience to their subscribers.


Android Content Manager for Education and Enterprises (ACMEE)

ACMEE was developed by Future Mobile Technology so that organisations can pre-load audio visual content onto Android Tablets and manage (by the use of a menu driven system) the way users view and interact with it. The software is proprietary to FMT and can be customised to each organisation. Furthermore, content can be preloaded onto the tablet (or smartphone) meaning that the user does not require a Wi-Fi or internet connection to be able to access it.

It is designed for the education industry, training institutions and internal corporate training programs. Audio Visual content, such as Instructional Videos, PDF’s, Spreadsheets, Presentations and Documents are categorised into 3 hierarchical levels (Subjects, Groups, Sub-Groups) and are then accessed through a menu driven program in a concise, structured and organised manner.

The program also allows the content to be encrypted (DRM protected) so that only those authorised to view and use it can do so. The content will only display on an authorised device.

ACMEE also allows you to update information electronically at any time via the internet whilst maintaining the security thereof.