The new Prey for Android fixes pictures on Jelly Bean devices

The new Prey for Android fixes pictures on Jelly Bean devices

Prey now for all Jelly Bean devicesOur dear client for the Google platform got updated during the past few weeks, and we haven’t even talked about it! If Prey is installed on your Android device, then you’re most likely running the latest version, but did you know what’s knew? Keep reading to learn more.

“We are The Robots

Prey for Android captures the thievesAfter lots of testing, we could finally find the bug that prevented Prey from taking pictures on some Android Jelly Bean devices, specially the Nexus line. Until this version, these devices would simply not take pictures, despite the feature having been introduced to the platform some time ago. This was caused by a new API implementation introduced on the latest versions of Android, but it’s now solved and should allow all Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 devices to capture thieves’ faces if they ever steal them.

What’s new

  • Webcam feature now available for all Android 2.2+ devices
  • Uninstall lock warning
  • Improvements on the forced login whenever the user accesses Prey
  • Several minor bug fixes

Known issues

  • Unexpected crashes on CyanogenMod 10.2
  • Dark pictures on some devices

If you still haven’t tried Prey for Android, you can get it directly from Google Play. We hope you enjoy this new version, and please submit via Android any bug report you might encounter. Also, we’d love you to get in contact with us through Facebook, Twitter, or Google+!

Fabián Núñez


Head of Sales and Customer Happiness at @preyproject. I love tech and Asian food. Headbanging since 2002. Overall badass.