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Don't Use Patterns To Unlock Your Android Phone, Study Suggests

Android unlock patterns are far less secure than PIN codes, a new study by security researchers from the U.S. Naval Academy and the University of Maryland Baltimore County suggests. Nothing beats a classic, hard-to-crack passcode, besides maybe biometric unlocking.

Security September 23, 2017

That ‘Check For Update’ Button On Android Won’t Be Useless Anymore

Google has significantly changed how it rolls out updates. Thanks to a Google Play Services update, the 'check for update' button on Android will now yield the latest software available, whether or not the user is on a rollout group.

Apps/Software September 23, 2017

Moto G4 Plus To Receive Android 8.0 Oreo After All: G4, G4 Play Still Stuck With Nougat, Though

It's official: Motorola announces that Moto G4 Plus owners will get Andoid 8.0 Oreo after all. However, Moto G4 and G4 Play owners will have to be content with Nougat.

Apps/Software September 19, 2017

Love It Or Hate It, The iPhone X Is Important For Android

The iPhone X is Apple’s newest iPhone, but it’s also the company’s most radically redesigned phone yet. Even so, does it deserve a place in the smartphone landscape?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 18, 2017

About 5.3 Billion Bluetooth Devices At Risk Of Malware Via 'BlueBorne' Exploit

Security firm Armis says a newly identified Bluetooth exploit called 'BlueBorne' is putting almost 5.3 billion devices in danger of malware, including Android, iOS, Windows, and Linux devices.

Gadgets September 13, 2017

Shots Fired: Qualcomm Implies Android Always Beats Apple In Smartphone Innovation

Qualcomm just threw shade at Apple as their dispute heightens. It just published a post that highlights several smartphone innovations, saying Android had always been the first to implement them all.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 12, 2017

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Looks Awesome: Can The $500 Device Challenge The $1,000 iPhone 8?

Xiaomi unveiled the Mi Mix 2 a day before Apple announces the premium iPhone 8. The $500 Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 looks awesome, but does it have what it takes to challenge the $1,000 iPhone 8?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 12, 2017

Xiaomi's Mi Calculator Is Now Available On The Play Store: Here's Why You Should Care

Xiaomi's Mi Calculator is now up for grabs over at the Play Store. While calculators aren't exactly groundbreaking Android apps, the Mi Calculator does an impressive job in providing a plethora of functions in a clean UI.

Apps/Software September 3, 2017

ReplyASAP Freezes Your Kid’s Smartphone Until They Reply: Parents, You’ll No Longer Be Ignored

Frustrated about his son ignoring him, a dad created a messaging app that is both annoying and useful at the same time. It’s called ReplyASAP, an app you can’t close or silence until you respond to the message.

Apps/Software August 23, 2017

Here's When Your Android Phone Will Receive The Upgrade To Android 8.0 Oreo

Google officially unveiled Android 8.0 Oreo, the next major version of the mobile operating system, after the total solar eclipse. When will the upgrade arrive to your Android-powered smartphone?

Google August 21, 2017

Tekken Mobile To Soon Launch On iOS And Android: Pre-Register Now To Help Unlock More Rewards For Everyone [Video]

Tekken Mobile, a fresh take on the popular fighting franchise, will soon arrive on iOS and Android devices. Bandai Namco is offering different rewards to pre-registered players, depending on the number of pre-registrations.

Video Games August 19, 2017

Google Will Launch Android O After The Total Solar Eclipse On Aug. 21: Rumors Say It's Android Oreo

Google will officially unveil Android O on Aug. 21, right after the highly anticipated total solar eclipse. According to new rumors, the next major version of the mobile operating system will indeed be named Android Oreo.

Google August 19, 2017

Google Pixel Camera App On Other Android Smartphones? This Mod Makes It Happen

A developer has released a modified version of the Google Pixel camera app to bring the software to other Android smartphones. Does the ported app really work, and is it safe to install?

Google August 14, 2017

Android O Release Date Leaked By 2 Reliable Sources: Android Fans, Mark Aug. 21 On Your Calendars

Two reliable sources have leaked the Android O release date to be Aug. 21. Android users who have been looking forward to the next major version of the Google mobile operating system can now mark their calendars.

Google August 12, 2017

New Android O Feature Will Allow Users To Update Their Pixel Smartphones Even Without Free Space

The new streaming updates feature, which will be rolled out with Android O, will allow users to update their smartphones even without free space. The feature, however, will only be available to Pixel and Pixel XL owners.

Google August 9, 2017

Android Might Soon Display How Much Battery You Have Left On Your Paired Bluetooth Headsets, Smartwatches

Google could soon support battery level indicators for connected Bluetooth devices on future versions of stock Android. While certainly good news, several phone manufacturers already support such a feature.

Apps/Software August 2, 2017

You Can Now Create GIFs With Google's Motion Stills App On Your Android Phone

Google has finally rolled out Motion Stills, a sophisticated GIF creator app, to Android users. The app now comes with a redesigned streaming pipeline that ensure users can have their GIFs at a moment’s notice.

Apps/Software July 20, 2017

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

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