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DoJ Sues ‘Gatekeeper’ Google Over Alleged ‘Illegal Monopoly’

Breakup threat. US Department of Justice lawsuit accuses Google of abusing its position to dominate search and search advertising

1 month ago

Oracle’s Android Lawsuit Against Google Heard At US Supreme Court

Ten year old Android dispute is heard before highest court in the United States this week, as Oracle seeks ruling…

2 months ago

China Readying Google Antitrust Investigation – Report

Hollow threat? Chinese authorities reportedly preparing antitrust investigation of Google's Android OS, amid trade tensions

2 months ago

Huawei Readies Harmony OS For 2021 Android Replacement

Second version of Android replacement operating system, Harmony OS, announced by Huawei - with 2021 hinted at general release date…

3 months ago

Android 11 Tightens Privacy Controls, Touts Conversation Management

Conversation management, upgraded media controls, smart device access, privacy permissions, and faster updates are some of the features of Android…

3 months ago

Android Phones Bricked By Picturesque Wallpaper Of A Lake

Idyllic photo of a mountain lake surrounded by trees actually bricks Android phones, and in some cases only a factory…

6 months ago

Latvia Set To Release Covid-19 App Based On Tech Companies’ Framework

Latvia is aiming to be one of the first countries to release a Covid-19 contact-tracing app based on Apple and…

6 months ago

Android Hit By ‘Incredibly Sophisticated’ Malware

Malware found on Google Play looks innocent at first, then downloads additional capabilities that allow it to take over targeted…

7 months ago

One Billion Android Phones At Hack Risk – Which?

Which? report warns hundreds of millions of Android phones are now at risk because they are no longer receiving security…

9 months ago

Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone Venture Closes Down

Father of Android Andy Rubin closes down Essential smartphone venture after releasing just one phone in a five year period

10 months ago

Critical ‘BlueFrag’ Bluetooth Vulnerability In Older Android OS

Security researchers ERNW identity critical vulnerability affecting the Android Bluetooth subsystem, which it is calling 'BlueFrag'

10 months ago

WhatsApp Stops Working On Millions Of Android, iOS Phones

Phones using Android 2.3.7 'Gingerbread' and earlier or iOS 8 and older are no longer able to run WhatsApp as…

10 months ago

Huawei To Expand Harmony OS To More Devices Next Year

Huawei plans to use its Android alternative operating system in more gadgets next year, as it produces its first smartphones…

12 months ago

Unpatched Android Flaw Exploited To Steal Banking Logins

Unpatched 'StrandHogg' vulnerability found to be targeting at least 60 financial institutions, but could also be used to carry out…

12 months ago

Microsoft Granted ‘Mass Market’ Export Licence For Huawei

Sign of a thaw? Huawei will be still be able to utilise Microsoft software after US Dept of Commerce grants…

1 year ago

Microsoft Pulls Plug On Cortana Mobile App For Some Users

Microsoft is set to end support for its Cortana iOS and Android apps in some regions as it integrates the…

1 year ago

Google Calls In Security Firms To Help Scan Play Store Apps

ESET, Lookout and Zimperium to help scan Android apps before their publication on Google Play Store as malware continues to…

1 year ago

Bill Gates Claims Windows Mobile Could Have Beaten Android

Windows Phone predecessor operating system, should have been the leading mobile OS, not Android, if not for DoJ antitrust probe…

1 year ago

US Promises Huawei Licences Coming ‘Shortly’

Licences allowing US firms to circumvent national security blacklist are 'forthcoming very shortly' as end of temporary reprieve looms

1 year ago

Google Touts Radar Control With New Pixel 4

Launch of next generation flagship smartphone to challenge the iPhone comes with radar chip for gesture control

1 year ago

Google Wins Android Phone Maker Backing In EU Antitrust Appeal

Appeal against 4.3 billion euro antitrust fine sees Google gaining valuable support from two phone makers

1 year ago

AI Powered Mei Messaging App Arrives On iOS

Crush Analyser. Messaging app that includes an AI assistant to improve personal relationships, arrives on iOS

1 year ago

US Commerce Department ‘Has Received 130 Huawei Exemption Requests’

Applications pile up, but department has yet to issue a single licence allowing US firms to get around Huawei blacklist,…

1 year ago

Android 10 To Arrive Next Week

Google support staff let slip the release date for Android 10, previously known as Android Q

1 year ago

Google Announces End Of Dessert Names For Android

No more internal codenames like Jellybean, Lollipop or Marshmellow for Android releases, Google confirms

1 year ago

Adware Hidden In Play Store Apps Infects 8 Million Users

Malware found in 85 apps posing as games or photography utilities displays full-screen ads and takes 'unique' steps to avoid…

1 year ago

Google Shuts Down Android Data Programme ‘Over Regulatory Fears’

Mobile Network Insights service provided aggregated, anonymised user data to mobile operators to help them spot network weaknesses

1 year ago

Huawei Ready To Switch Phones From Android To HarmonyOS ‘At Any Time’

Chinese smartphone giant readies open source Android replacement as White House toughens stance on trade ban

1 year ago

Google To Charge Search Providers To Appear On Android ‘Choice Screen’

Android antitrust remedy comes at a cost for rival search providers, which will have to take part in an auction…

1 year ago

Huawei To Sell HongMeng OS-Powered Smartphones This Year

Chinese manufacturing giant develops HongMeng as a possible Android alternative amidst ongoing trade tensions between US and China

1 year ago