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Android 2.3 and further versions up to 2.3.7 are known as Android Gingerbread. This OS version was released back in December 2010 and is currently discontinued. In addition to other innovations of that time, Gingerbread introduced near field communication (NFC) that allowed establishing radio data connection between mobile devices by bringing them closer at a distance of 4 in (10 cm) from each other.
The vast majority of the modern apps are compatible with old OS versions including the aforementioned Gingerbread (2.3 – 2.3.7) and following Honeycomb (3.0 – 3.2.6). Pumpic is a good example here. Its compatibility covers a wide range of OS versions starting from Android Froyo (2.2 and 2.2.3) up to Android Lollipop (5.0 – 5.1.1), Marshmallow (6.0+), and further. Developers of the app keep improving the software making it up-to-date with each new Android upgrade.
Though parental monitoring can be applied on devices with old Android OS, it is recommended to not keep the target smartphone or tablet with abandonware. Since Android developers do not support it, such OS cannot provide you with all those opportunities that up-to-date versions have.
At the same time, it is important to add that Pumpic does its best to provide its clients, who use devices with old Android OS and cannot afford buying new ones, with the same reliable security and accurate monitoring. But if your target device is modern enough to run new OS, it would be reasonable to update it to Lollipop or at least Android Ice Cream Sandwich for parental controls to operate better, faster, and smoother.
Android OS starting from 4.0 is represented by the following tasty versions: Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0 – 4.0.4), Jelly Bean (4.1 – 4.3.1), KitKat (4.4 – 4.4.4, 4.4W – 4.4W.2), Lollipop (5.0 – 5.1.1), and the latest Marshmallow (6.0 – 6.0.1). These new solutions introduced prominent changes in design, larger performance capacities, and user-friendly interface.
Unlike Android 3.0 Honeycomb released as tablet-only, 4.0 and newer Android versions were created as a uniform solution for both smartphone and tablets. Thus, Android tablet parental control as well as monitoring for smartphones could be realized on one effective platform.
Talking about parental controls for Android 4.1 and up, there are many applications online today supporting new OS versions. When choosing the one to use for your children’s safety it is important to pay attention to features provided and frequency of updates.
Android developers upgrade their software very often. You will probably want to stay up-to-date and boost your Android device according to new available innovations. However, if you use parental controls running on Android 4.2 only or more recent Android KitKat parental controls, meanwhile, further upgrades seem unlikely to be provided in future, it would be better for you to pass on such software. As soon as the target device is updated to a version newer than supported by your parental app, the monitoring process will stop.
Pumpic provides its clients with upgrades shortly following the official Android release. Thus, you may be sure that your gadget will not get out of date. In some cases, if new OS versions come with bugs yet to be fixed, the developers may wait until a more advanced version is out for clients to use software of the highest possible quality. That’s why it is not recommended to hurry up updating the target device to the recent Android, until all glitches are fixed.
Pumpic always informs its clients when it is reasonable to apply software upgrade for both the operating system of the target device and the monitoring app itself.
Log in to your Control Panel to see all monitored data from the target device. You can enter it on any computer or mobile gadget (smartphones and tablets) via any browser. By using the Control Panel, you can not only view information, but also command the target device: apply limits, set restrictions, use lock or wipe.
“Right after updating my son’s smartphone to Android 4.3 Pumpic parental control opportunities opened wider to me. Everything operates much smoother. The app keeps showing excellent results the way it did before on Froyo, but now it’s better, faster, and as for me more reliable. With Pumpic, I’m sure my boy is safe. I know who calls him, whom he sends messages to, and where he goes. It keeps me calm and satisfied.”
“I’ve recently helped a friend of mine to install Android parental control apk on her son’s mobile phone and asked what kind of software that was. She told me that was Pumpic she wanted to use to monitor her son during classes to not let him play games. He had some troubles at school because of that, so she hoped the app would help. And it did. I’ve even started using it for my daughter for tracking her while she’s out with friends. I can also follow her calling, online activities and messaging. Cool parenting app.”
“It took me so long to find good parental control for Android 4.2. There are so many apps on the Internet, but not all of them are enough compatible with all OS versions. Pumpic turned out to be a helping hand for my family. My wife and I now have no worries whether our little son faces any dangers on the Internet or gets contacted by any misgiving persons on the phone. He is always protected with Pumpic.”
“I was so happy when found out that Pumpic parental controls are compatible with Android KitKat. I’ve recently presented my girl a new smartphone with this OS version and wanted to use a good monitoring app to look after her activities from work. Now with Pumpic on her cell I’m sure she is fine and won’t get into troubles. At least I will be able to detect and come to the rescue immediately. Recommend this parental control app for Android to all careful parents.”
“After updating my own and my daughter’s smartphone I searched for parental control for Android Jelly Bean. I looked over the Internet and came across Pumpic. The app is really nice. It includes many features parents will surely find useful. Location tracking, monitoring calls and online life. You can even view activities in private mode, so nothing can be hidden from parents’ eyes. If you want security for your children, you should try parental controls. I recommend Pumpic.”
“Pumpic is one of the best Android 2.3 parental control apps I’ve used. I tried several apps, but on one hand there are not much good software for this version of Android, and on the other one not all parental controls provide security comprehensive enough to protect kids. I use it to take care of my daughter. I can see her calls and texts, keep an eye on her online behavior, and even track her on the map. Pumpic has everything I need combined in one app at a reasonable price.”