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Google Adds Encryption To Messages App, Expands Earthquake Detection

Android announcements includes Google Messages now offering end-to-end encryption and expanded Earthquake detection and alerts

5 days ago

Google To Halt Charges For Alternative Search Engines On Android

Google is to allow other search engines to be offered on Android for free, after cancelling the default search preference…

2 weeks ago

Huawei To Launch Harmony 2.0 Operating System Next Week

Huawei's Android replacement operating system for mobile handsets and devices, Harmony OS 2.0, will be officially launched next week

4 weeks ago

Google I/O: Android 12 Boasts Major Redesign

Google I/O: With few hardware (Pixel etc) announcements, Google confirms massive redesign for Android 12, including new look and feel

1 month ago

Android ‘Exposes’ Covid-19 Contact Tracing Data

Android devices expose contact tracing data to hundreds of third-party apps, finds analysis of 'privacy-first' Apple-Google framework

2 months ago

Malware From Google Play Store Infects 700,000 Users

Etinu malware bypasses Google's security protections, infects 700,000 Android users to make unauthorised purchases before being removed

2 months ago

Massive ‘Parcel Delivery’ SMS Scam Campaign Hits UK

Millions of scam text messages hit UK mobile phones pretending to be from parcel delivery firms, but in reality spreading…

2 months ago

One In Six Android Phones In Developing Markets Infected

Mobile specialist Upstream warns large percentage of Android phones in developing markets infected with malware, due to a number of…

2 months ago

HMD Revamps Budget, Midrange Nokia Handsets

Six new Nokia handsets from HMD, ranging from budget to midrange handsets with prices starting as low as 75 euros…

2 months ago

Google Wins Over Oracle In Decade-Long Case

US Supreme Court hands victory to Google in decade-long spat with Oracle over search giant's use of Java SE API…

3 months ago

Microsoft Kills Cortana iOS, Android App

Protracted death of digital assistant continues, as Redmond officially pulls support for the Cortana apps on the Android and iOS…

3 months ago

Microsoft’s Surface Duo Set For European Launch Next Week

Coming next week to this side of the pond, Microsoft's Surface Duo will still cost an eye watering £1,349 for…

4 months ago

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

8 months 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…

9 months ago

China Readying Google Antitrust Investigation – Report

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

9 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…

9 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…

10 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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

1 year 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'

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years ago