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Android malware vendor teams with marketer to promote new malware
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malware

Android malware vendor teams with marketer to promote new malware

Rogue malware can take over devices and exfiltrate data, warns researchers
11 Jan 2021
Samsung confirms Galaxy S21 will launch on 14 January
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Mobile Phones

Samsung confirms Galaxy S21 will launch on 14 January

Three new models of the Galaxy range are expected to be unveiled next week, alongside a new foldable device
4 Jan 2021
Google announces switch-off date for Android Things
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Google Android

Google announces switch-off date for Android Things

Google calls time on ambitious Android-in-everything project
18 Dec 2020
EU approves Google's takeover of Fitbit
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Policy & legislation

EU approves Google's takeover of Fitbit

Deal hinged on Google agreeing to exclude EU customer data from advertising
18 Dec 2020
Google-Qualcomm partnership makes four years of Android updates a reality
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Google Android

Google-Qualcomm partnership makes four years of Android updates a reality

The work will lead to lower upgrade costs and support for devices for longer periods of time, Google claims
17 Dec 2020
Android apps still vulnerable to a major bug despite an existing patch
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Google Android

Android apps still vulnerable to a major bug despite an existing patch

Millions of users at risk from a flaw in the Google Play core library
3 Dec 2020
Sony Xperia 5II review: Mark our words - the best phone of 2020
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Mobile Phones

Sony Xperia 5II review: Mark our words - the best phone of 2020

A budget version of the Xperia 1II that somehow manages to be superior
3 Dec 2020
Google brings enterprise-grade Android security to SMBs
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Google Android

Google brings enterprise-grade Android security to SMBs

Android Enterprise Essentials offers mobile device management capabilities for businesses of all sizes
2 Dec 2020
Samsung Galaxy Note might be discontinued in 2021
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Mobile Phones

Samsung Galaxy Note might be discontinued in 2021

The reported move comes as premium smartphone sales falter amid the global pandemic
1 Dec 2020
Windows 10 might soon be able to run Android apps
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Google Android

Windows 10 might soon be able to run Android apps

Microsoft's rumoured Project Latte software could bring mobile apps to the desktop
30 Nov 2020
Google to test end-to-end encryption following global RCS rollout
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Security

Google to test end-to-end encryption following global RCS rollout

Only 1:1 messages will be automatically protected as part of the trial
20 Nov 2020
Samsung Galaxy S21 might launch early in bid to fight Huawei
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Mobile Phones

Samsung Galaxy S21 might launch early in bid to fight Huawei

The reported January launch will also help the company to fend off competition from Oppo, Xiaomi and Apple
9 Nov 2020
Samsung Galaxy M31 review: Best-in-class battery life
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Samsung Galaxy M31 review: Best-in-class battery life

The longest-lasting battery we’ve ever seen, along with an exceptional display, make the M31 a bargain
29 Oct 2020
Nokia 5.3 review: A surprise package
Google Android

Nokia 5.3 review: A surprise package

Despite plenty of compromises, this bargain bucket handset punches well above its weight
22 Oct 2020
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ review: A capable iPad alternative
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ review: A capable iPad alternative

The fast, light and good-looking Tab S7+ is gunning for the iPad Pro – and in many ways it succeeds
21 Oct 2020
DoJ charges Google with multiple antitrust violations
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DoJ charges Google with multiple antitrust violations

The lawsuit could have serious implications for Google and the tech industry
20 Oct 2020
Google Pixel 5 review: Middleweight power in a knockout package
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Google Pixel 5 review: Middleweight power in a knockout package

Google’s latest flagship takes a small step back - and one giant leap forward
14 Oct 2020
Google might be forced to sell its Chrome browser
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Policy & legislation

Google might be forced to sell its Chrome browser

The DoJ might order a breakup in order to reduce Google's power in the online search market
12 Oct 2020
Microsoft warns of ‘continuously evolving’ Android ransomware
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Security

Microsoft warns of ‘continuously evolving’ Android ransomware

This sophisticated strain abuses the incoming call notification to block access to a device
9 Oct 2020
Google dilutes Pixel 5 amid economic downturn
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Mobile Phones

Google dilutes Pixel 5 amid economic downturn

New budget handset will launch on 15 October with fewer features and a mid-range processor
1 Oct 2020
Google officially closes its revenue-share loophole
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Google officially closes its revenue-share loophole

Developers have until September 30 to comply or risk being dropped from the Google Play Store
30 Sep 2020
DuckDuckGo slams Google's search engine auction as "fundamentally flawed"
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Google Android

DuckDuckGo slams Google's search engine auction as "fundamentally flawed"

Search engine outfit says "pay-to-play" auction is only serving to strengthen Google's dominance
30 Sep 2020
Google removes 17 apps infected with evasive ‘Joker’ malware
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malware

Google removes 17 apps infected with evasive ‘Joker’ malware

Researchers identify three variations in the way the 'fleeceware' strain infects victims' Android devices
28 Sep 2020
Google toughens enforcement of 30% revenue share with developers
Google Android

Google toughens enforcement of 30% revenue share with developers

Reports indicate the updates could come as soon as next week
25 Sep 2020