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Google Android

Android update teases improved accessibility options for handwriting, facial recognition
Cartoon examples of the new features on Android phones
Google Android

Android update teases improved accessibility options for handwriting, facial recognition

Users with motor or speech impairments should find it easier to use Android before the end of the year
24 Sep 2021
Huawei's smartphone business to decline £30 billion by year end
A shot of a woman walking in front of a Huawei sign
Business operations

Huawei's smartphone business to decline £30 billion by year end

Company's rotating chairman 'hopeful' the company can survive next five years
24 Sep 2021
EU rules to make USB-C charging default for all mobile devices
USB-C and Lightning charger cables
Policy & legislation

EU rules to make USB-C charging default for all mobile devices

​​Apple claims one type of connector will stifle innovation across the industry
24 Sep 2021
India antitrust probe finds Google abused Android dominance
Android OS on a smartphone
Google Android

India antitrust probe finds Google abused Android dominance

The ruling comes just days after South Korean regulators fined Google £130 million for the same offence
20 Sep 2021
Podcast transcript: Are foldable phones more than a fad?
The IT Pro Podcast Transcript: Are foldable phones more than a fad?
Mobile

Podcast transcript: Are foldable phones more than a fad?

Read the full transcript for this episode of the IT Pro Podcast
17 Sep 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: Are foldable phones more than a fad?
The IT Pro Podcast: Are foldable phones more than a fad?
Mobile

The IT Pro Podcast: Are foldable phones more than a fad?

We take a look at the newest smartphone category
17 Sep 2021
South Korea fines Google for abusing Android dominance
Android OS on a smartphone
Policy & legislation

South Korea fines Google for abusing Android dominance

The ruling means manufacturers in the country will now be able to use modified versions of Google's OS on their devices
14 Sep 2021
What is HarmonyOS? A guide to Huawei's operating system
HarmonyOS on the MateX2
Mobile

What is HarmonyOS? A guide to Huawei's operating system

We take a look at Huawei's fledgeling OS that's aimed at IoT and, now, smartphones
7 Sep 2021
Google reportedly planning Chromebooks with custom CPUs by 2023
Chrome OS on the lid of a laptop
components

Google reportedly planning Chromebooks with custom CPUs by 2023

The company is said to be ramping up its chip-making efforts after witnessing Apple's success with its M1 CPU
1 Sep 2021
OnePlus 7T Pro review: A minor tune-up
Google Android

OnePlus 7T Pro review: A minor tune-up

The latest from OnePlus doesn’t dazzle, but doesn’t disappoint
4 Aug 2021
Google bundles Android and web authentication APIs under one banner
The Google Identity Services branding
web development

Google bundles Android and web authentication APIs under one banner

Google Identity Services' SDK includes 'Sign in with Google' and 'One Tap' security tokens
4 Aug 2021
Google breaks from Qualcomm with in-house Pixel 6 chip
Six Pixel 6 smartphones on grey background
system on chip (SoC)

Google breaks from Qualcomm with in-house Pixel 6 chip

Tensor will become Google's first custom-built system-on-chip
3 Aug 2021
Google hit with £920 million lawsuit over 30% Play Store tax
The Google Play Store application as shown on a smartphone display
Google Android

Google hit with £920 million lawsuit over 30% Play Store tax

UK legal firm has branded the ‘app tax’ imposed on consumers as 'unlawful'
29 Jul 2021
Google launches new bug bounty platform
Close up Google logo with the security lock icon isolated on black background
ethical hacking

Google launches new bug bounty platform

Vulnerability hunters will be able to improve their skills through the newly launched Bug Hunter University
28 Jul 2021
Google Cloud seeks to abandon its ‘Killed By Google’ reputation
A crack running through Google+ logo
Software

Google Cloud seeks to abandon its ‘Killed By Google’ reputation

The new approach includes notifying customers at least one year in advance that a product will be killed off
27 Jul 2021
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G review: A rose-tinted experience
A photograph of the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G on a wicker basket
Mobile Phones

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G review: A rose-tinted experience

With a display like this one, there’s not much to complain about
14 Jul 2021
Qualcomm unveils $1,500 smartphone for 'Snapdragon insiders'
The Qualcomm Snapdragon Smartphone for Insiders
Mobile Phones

Qualcomm unveils $1,500 smartphone for 'Snapdragon insiders'

Triple-lens handset made by Asus with Qualcomm technology will be available "soon"
9 Jul 2021
Attorneys general from 37 states sue Google over 'unlawful Play Store monopoly'
The Google Play Store application as shown on a smartphone display
Policy & legislation

Attorneys general from 37 states sue Google over 'unlawful Play Store monopoly'

Lawsuit claims that the tech giant allegedly paid off Samsung and app developers too
8 Jul 2021
Android crypto mining scam hits 93,000 victims
Abstract image of a bitcoin token inside some rocks to represent cryptocurrency mining
cryptocurrencies

Android crypto mining scam hits 93,000 victims

More than 170 apps claimed to offer users cloud-based crypto mining for a fee
8 Jul 2021
Google shuts down Play Store apps for stealing Facebook credentials
Facebook phone app
malware

Google shuts down Play Store apps for stealing Facebook credentials

The nine malicious Android apps boast nearly six million downloads collectively
5 Jul 2021
Android devs must now provide personal details and use 2FA
A Google Android figurine stood on a wooden table
software development

Android devs must now provide personal details and use 2FA

Google sets out stricter requirements for Play Store developers to limit malicious apps uploaded to the Android marketplace
29 Jun 2021
20% of Google Play apps breach child privacy rules
Kid sitting on a couch playing a tablet
Google Android

20% of Google Play apps breach child privacy rules

Half of these offending apps were “teacher approved”
23 Jun 2021
EU opens antitrust probe into Google's advertising business
The Google logo on a smartphone display
Policy & legislation

EU opens antitrust probe into Google's advertising business

The European Commission will investigate whether the tech giant favours its own services at the expense of rival advertisers and publishers
22 Jun 2021
UK watchdog to investigate Apple and Google's mobile 'duopoly'
Hands holding smartphones with Google and Apple logos on the display
Policy & legislation

UK watchdog to investigate Apple and Google's mobile 'duopoly'

The Competition and Markets Authority will examine whether the tech giant's dominance stifles competition and reduces innovation
16 Jun 2021