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Essential Phone U.S. Launch 'Imminent': New Smartphone By Android Founder Also Coming To UK, Europe, And Japan

The Essential Phone missed its June deadline, but its launch in the U.S. is 'imminent,' according to Essential COO Niccolo de Masi. The company is also planning to release the smartphone in the UK, Western Europe, and Japan.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 18, 2017

Google Rolls Out Panic Detection Mode In Android 7.1 Nougat To Protect Users From Malware: How Does It Work?

Google quietly added a new panic detection mode in Android 7.1 Nougat. The feature will help users fight back against malware trying to hijack their Android devices, and here is how it works.

Google July 11, 2017

CopyCat Malware Spread to 14 Million Android Devices Last Year

The CopyCat malware turned out to be very effective. Overall, the malware infected more than 14 million devices and earned the creators more than a million dollars.

Security July 8, 2017

Google Play Store July Sale: Games, Apps, Movies, TV Shows, And More Available At Discounted Prices

Google has now officially kicked off its storewide Play Store summer sale, offering steep discounts on basically everything, from books to films to games to apps and more. You can even get four months of Google Play Music for free.

Google July 1, 2017

Xavier Android Malware Found In Over 800 Google Play Store Apps: How Is It Different From Other Malware?

A new Android malware named Xavier was detected in over 800 apps on the Google Play Store. Here's what makes Xavier different and more dangerous from other malware, and what you can do to protect yourself.

Google June 26, 2017

Firefox Brings Its Private Web Browser To Android Devices

Privacy advocates have a new option on Android devices. Mozilla has brought its Firefox Focus browser to Android devices.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 20, 2017

E3 2017: Ubisoft Reveals 'South Park: Phone Destroyer' Mobile Game: What To Expect [Video]

E3 had a lot of exciting announcements so far, including one from Ubisoft. 'South Park: Phone Destroyer' will hit Android and iOS later this year, so here's what to expect.

Video Games June 13, 2017

With Sprint Exclusivity, Andy Rubin's Essential Smartphone Is Rendered Moot

Andy Rubin's Essential smartphone will now be a Sprint exclusive. If Rubin is hoping to repeat the success of the first iPhone, then he may be in for a rude awakening.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 12, 2017

Android O Developer Preview Confirms Version Number And Other Details

Android O is launching in a few months, and the latest version gives us some clues about the operating system's features. Here's what we know.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 9, 2017

Google Announces The Last Patch For Nexus And Pixel Devices

Google has updated its support information for Nexus and Pixel devices. The new tables include information on Android updates, security updates, and technical support.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 9, 2017

OnePlus 5: New Leaks Show Off The OnePlus 5

New leaks have revealed the OnePlus 5's design. It looks more than a little familiar and has garnered some criticism on social media as some people believe it is too similar to the iPhone.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 8, 2017

Andy Rubin's Essential Raises An Additional $300 Million As It Prepares To Challenge Samsung And Apple

Andy Rubin's Essential company has raised an additional $300 million. Will it be enough to take on Samsung and Apple?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 8, 2017

Google Chrome For Android Is Getting A Lot Faster With Chrome 59, Rolling Out Soon

Google has released Chrome 59 for Android, touting a major speed boost and less memory consumption. The update should become available to all Android users next week.

Apps/Software June 8, 2017

Google Pixel Freezing Issue Fix Now Available As System Images, OTA Files Go Up For Download

Google has made the Nexus and Pixel system images and OTA files for June 2017 available for download, and the best part is, the update fixes the freezing issue found in certain Pixel devices.

Google June 6, 2017

Be A Bug Bounty Hunter: Google Is Offering Up To $200,000 For Android Exploits

Despite its strengths, Android has several security flaws that Google seeks to address. In order to do so, the company increased the payout on their bug bounty program.

Google June 3, 2017

OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T Confirmed To Get Android O; OnePlus 2 Won't Receive Android Nougat Update

The OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T have been confirmed to receive Android O by the smartphone maker's CEO and founder Pete Lau. However, the OnePlus 2 won't be getting the long-awaited Android Nougat update.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 1, 2017

Pokémon Will Get A Fourth App Game On iOS And Android

Nintendo and the Pokémon Company have discovered the money-making power of Pokémon on smart devices. To that end, a new app game has been announced for iOS and Android with no release date.

Video Games May 31, 2017

Apple Really Wants You To 'Switch To iPhone' From Android, Uploads 3 New Ads [Video]

Apple has just debuted three new ads as part of its campaign to convince Android users to switch over to iPhone. Per usual, Apple’s advertising caliber can never be more clever.

Apple May 29, 2017

Judy Malware Infects Up To 36.5 Million Android Devices: Here Are Some Tips To Stay Safe Online

A set of apps under the name of Judy are actually malicious ad-clicking malware, security firm Check Point has found out. Here’s how to keep your Android device safe from malware.

Security May 28, 2017

New 'Cloak & Dagger' Android Exploit Discovered: Here's What The Attack Does And How To Protect Yourself

Researchers have discovered a new class of vulnerabilities that affect even the latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat. Here is what the 'Cloak & Dagger' exploit does and how you can protect yourself from it.

Security May 26, 2017

New Pokémon Mobile Game Offers Control Over The Last Pokémon Anyone Wants

While Niantic has carved out a nice section of the iOS/Android app space with 'Pokémon GO,' The Pokémon Company isn't resting on its laurels. The team has released a new game for fans to train one Pokémon, and it's not the one anyone expects.

Apps/Software May 25, 2017

No, Android Go Isn't A New Android Version: Google Clarifies It's Just A Configuration

There’s so many Android versions littered around popular narrative that it’s often easy to get confused, especially now that Google has come out with a new one called Android Go. Fortunately, the company has now clarified what it is exactly.

Apps/Software May 22, 2017

New Google Play Services Feature Will Allow You To Pause Updates: How Will This Benefit Android O Users?

A new feature for Google Play Services that is currently being tested will allow Android device users to pause over-the-air updates. The feature is expected to widely roll out alongside the public release of Android O.

Google May 21, 2017

2017 Google Play Awards: Here Are The Winners Of The Best Android App Categories

Google just unveiled this year’s Google Play Awards winner, with Memrise taking the Best App award, and 'Transformers: Forged to Fight' taking the Best Game Award. Take a look at the winners in each category.

Apps/Software May 20, 2017

Google I/O 2017 Biggest Takeaways: Android O, Android Go, Daydream VR, Assistant, Photos, And Home

Google kicked off its I/O 2017 conference strong, announcing how Assistant, Daydream VR, Photos, Home, Android O, and Android Go will be moving forward.

Google May 19, 2017

Say Goodbye To Those Weird Android Emoji Blobs: Google Will Introduce Redesigned Emojis In Android O

After being introduced in Android 4.4 KitKat, the weird emoji blobs of the mobile operating system will finally be replaced in Android O. The biggest change that Google made is the shape, which will become circular like most emojis.

Google May 18, 2017

Google Releases Android O Beta: What Can You Expect From The Updated Mobile OS?

Google launched the public beta of Android O at the annual Google I/O developer conference. Here are some of the new features that users can expect from the new operating system and how they can install the beta version.

Google May 18, 2017

Google I/O 2017 Starts This Week, What Can You Expect To See?

Google's annual developer conference starts this week, where it will unveil its plans for the next fiscal year. What are some things that could be seen at Google I/O 2017?

Google May 17, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 Dominates Market In Less Than A Month

Samsung looked to continue is domination of the Android market with the release of the S8 and S8 Plus. After a month on the market, it looks like it's pretty much a guarantee.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 17, 2017

Google Plans To Solve Android's Biggest Problem With Project Treble For Android O: What's It All About?

Google has unveiled Project Treble, which will be rolled out alongside the next major version of the Android mobile operating system, Android O. What is it all about, and how will it help solve Android's biggest problem?

Google May 13, 2017

Google Upgrades Chrome For Android To Make Offline Reading Much Easier: What's New?

Google added an offline download option to Chrome for Android last year and it proved widely popular, with more than 45 million webpages downloaded each week. The company has now upgraded the experience, adding new features to improve offline reading.

Apps/Software May 9, 2017

Get Google Assistant Running On Your PC Via AutoVoice Chrome Extension

Google has released the Google Assistant SDK to the public. This means any user can now run Google Assistant virtually anywhere, including PC, using the Google Chrome AutoVoice extension.

Google May 3, 2017

Google's Phone 9.0 Update Contains Signs Of Android O Features And Paws

Google has rolled out the 9.0 version of its Google Phone app. Unknown to many, hidden in the app’s resources are possible features for the upcoming Android O, including some weird animal paw images.

Google May 3, 2017

Samsung Gear S3 Compatibility Chart: How Well Do Android And iOS Smartphones Work With The Smartwatch?

Samsung has permanently slashed the price of its Gear S3 smartwatch and has now released a compatibility chart to illustrate how the smartwatch works with various smartphones. Here's how compatible Android and iOS devices are with the Gear S3.

Wearable Tech May 2, 2017

Google Releases May 2017 Android Security Patch For Pixel, Nexus Devices: What Issues Does The Update Fix?

Google has rolled out the over-the-air and factory image versions of the May 2017 Android security patch. The update fixes minor bugs and several security issues, including one critical vulnerability.

Google May 2, 2017

Samsung Marshmallow Now Available: No, Not An Android Update But An App For Kids

Samsung Marshmallow is now up for download, and while the name might be misleading, it doesn't have anything to do with Android Marshmallow. It's just Samsung's new parental control app.

Apps/Software April 30, 2017

Amazon To Stop Offering Free Android Apps, Ending 'Underground Actually Free' Program

Amazon has announced that it’s going to kill its Underground Actually Free Program by 2019. However, the company won’t restrict access to the program, at least not completely.

Apps/Software April 29, 2017

Google Updates Gboard For Android With New Text Editing Mode And Support For More Languages

Gboard has received support for more languages, a new text editing mode, and more customization options via the latest update. In other words, Google has made typing on a smartphone a whole deal easier.

Apps/Software April 27, 2017

Google Updates List Of Chromebooks That Will Get Android App Support

Chromebook owners were excited when Google announced that the OS will receive Android app support. The company has released an updated list of Chromebooks that get this support.

Google April 26, 2017

Google Reaches Deal With Russia, Will Open Up Android To Rival Search Engines

Google has now reached a settlement with Russian competition authorities that’ll require its Android platform to be more open to third-party search engines. Here’s everything you need to know.

Google April 18, 2017

Android O Autofill Feature Confirmed To Be Supported By Password Managers LastPass, 1Password

LastPass and 1Password announce that they'll support the upcoming autofill feature of Android O. Users will soon have a seamless experience in filling up forms.

Apps/Software April 10, 2017

Android 8.0 O: Developer Preview Of Android Oreo Gives Glimpse Of New Features

Some of the best Android 8.0 O features have been revealed via the update's developer preview, giving an early peek at what Android Oreo is bringing to the table.

Apps/Software April 9, 2017

Android 7.1.2 Nougat Exits Beta, Comes With Useful Fixes To Pixel And Nexus Devices

Google has now officially outed Android 7.1.2 Nougat for Pixel and Nexus devices after a lengthy beta period. Here’s a look at all the changes, improvements, fixes, and new features.

Apps/Software April 8, 2017

Google Researcher Reveals Flaw In Android And iOS That Can Be Hacked Via Wi-Fi

A researcher for Google Project Zero has discovered a serious flaw in iOS and Android security that can be exploited by hackers. Apple has since released a patch, but Google still hasn’t addressed the issue.

Apps/Software April 8, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 On Sprint Receives Android 7.0 Nougat Update

Sprint has officially started rolling out the anticipated Android 7.0 Nougat update to the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, making it the first among the major U.S. carriers to push it out.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 5, 2017

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