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Android, Operating System

Android Q quits sweet naming tradition. Now it’s simply Android 10

August 22, 2019

Via: CNET

Google on Thursday revealed that the next generation of its mobile operating system, previously called Android Q, will be ditching the dessert monikers that have been a part of its system updates for years. It will simply be known as […]


News and Press

Google Play Store will no longer rush app approval for unproven developers

August 19, 2019

Via: Tech Radar

The Google Play Store is the main hub for Android apps, but spend a few minutes on it and you can easily stumble across malicious apps containing adware or worse. It looks like Google is making it harder for this […]


Operating System, Others

Huawei’s new operating system is called HarmonyOS

August 9, 2019

Via: The Verge

Huawei has officially announced HarmonyOS, the operating system it was rumored to be developing to replace its reliance on Android. In China the software will be known as Hongmeng. The company says the operating system, a microkernel-based distributed OS, can […]


Android, Operating System

When will your phone get Android Q? A data-driven upgrade guide

August 8, 2019

Via: ComputerWorld

With Google’s final Android Q beta now out in the wild and the final Q release likely just days away, the question on everyone’s mind is: When will my phone get the upgrade? (Okay, that — and also: Will they […]


News and Press

Remember when Huawei said its Android replacement isn’t for smartphones? Well, it is

August 5, 2019

Via: BGR

After insisting for months that the company preferred to continue relying on Google’s Android mobile operating system in its handsets, despite a lingering US ban that precludes Google from allowing that to happen, Huawei appears to have finally succumbed to […]


Android, Operating System

Google: We’ll offer rival search engines on Android but they’ll have to pay us

August 2, 2019

Via: ZDnet

As of 2020, Android users will start to see a list of non-Google search-engine providers that they’ll be able to choose from when setting up an Android device. The new setup process is the next phase of Google’s response to […]


Android Phone, Products

Pixel 4 confirmed by Google: Other rumors, leaks, design, specs, price and more

July 30, 2019

Via: CNET

After Google unexpectedly “leaked” an official image of the Pixel 4 in June, the company threw another curve ball by releasing a video on YouTube about the phone’s face unlock and motion-sensing capabilities. While we can only speculate why Google […]


App security, Applications

This new Android ransomware infects you through SMS messages

July 30, 2019

Via: ZDnet

A new family of ransomware designed to attack Google’s Android mobile operating system utilizes SMS messaging to spread, researchers say. On Monday, cybersecurity professionals from ESET revealed their investigation into the new malware, dubbed Android/Filecoder.C, that earmarks the end of […]


News and Press

Apple, Google, others, may also face antitrust investigations by US states

July 26, 2019

Via: 9to5Mac

The US Justice Department’s antitrust investigation into tech giants may not be the only one faced by Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon. A new report says that eight US states are considering separate antitrust actions of their own. The states […]


Android Phone, Products

With the Pixel 4 nearing release, Google just confirmed it can’t sell expensive phones

July 26, 2019

Via: BGR

We’ve seen it over and over with the Pixel series: Google can’t sell the flagship, at least not at that price. The original Pixel suffered from severe stock shortages. The Pixel 2 didn’t, but it still didn’t do as well […]