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Android bug lets hackers plant malware via NFC beaming

Google patched last month an Android bug that can let hackers spread malware to a nearby phone via a little-known Android OS feature called NFC beaming. NFC beaming works via an internal Android OS service known as Android Beam. This service allows an Android device to send data such as images, files, videos, or even apps, to […]

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How to take full advantage of Android 10’s privacy-reclaiming powers

Well, gang, it’s here. In case you’ve been hibernating over the past week (or maybe just, ahem, on an unfortunately timed week off), Google brought Android 10 into this wacky ol’ world of ours this past Tuesday. There’s really only so much to say about the Android 10 basics at this point — because, quite frankly, […]

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Android 10 launched: Here are 10 things you need to know about it

Google has officially launched Android 10 ending a month-long wait that precedeed when the company’s next generation mobile operating system missed its August deadline. Google has started rolling out Android 10 on to Pixel smartphones, which includes all eight Pixel phones – Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, […]

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Why don’t more manufacturers offer stock Android?

There seems to be a common consensus among critics that stock Android is the way to go. Supposedly lighter and snappier, the “untouched” iteration of the OS is consistently best reviewed. Stock Android is one of the reasons why users are so drawn to Google Pixel phones, keen to use Google’s pure vision of its […]

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Android Q is now simply Android 10

Google has finally revealed Android Q’s release name, and it’s not Quiche, Quinoa or Quesadilla. In fact, it’s not named after any dessert that starts with the letter Q at all — the tech giant has decided to simply call it Android 10. In a blog post, the company said it’s changing the way it names its releases […]

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Jio TV for Android gets Dark Mode: Here’s how to enable Dark Mode on the Jio’s live TV app

Jio TV for Android has started receiving a new update – a native Dark mode. The new feature now comes after a long time post-Reliance Jio bringing the Dark Mode to the Jio Cinema App. The new updated Jio TV app also brings in a number of UI improvements. Recently, in terms of updates, the […]

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Surprise: The first device to get Huawei’s Android alternative isn’t a phone

Ahead of releasing its operating results next week covering the first half of the year, Huawei has finally revealed the first device that will be based on its proprietary operating system that once seemed destined as the company’s Plan B for losing Android access as a result of the US ban. However, the first device […]

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Nokia-Branded Android Feature Phone Coming Soon? Leaked Image Claims to Offer First Look

Smartphone adoption rates across the globe may be growing consistently, but that doesn’t mean feature phones are dead. Feature phones have evolved into ‘smart’ feature phones, carrying the traditional feature set while offering more value-added features. HMD Global currently sells quite a few feature phones under the Nokia brand. The company is now reportedly working […]

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Samsung’s One UI Interface Update Based on Android Q to Arrive Later This Year

Samsung is gearing up to launch version 2.0 of its One UI interface for Galaxy smartphones along with the Android Q update, claims a report by SamMobile. The report further claims that the company’s next-gen Galaxy S11 series too will debut with One UI 2.1. The news should not come as a surprise since One […]

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Forget Android or MacOS! Huawei’s HongmengOS is faster

The Huawei founder also claimed that HongmengOS, when launched will be even faster than the MacOS that features a less than 5ms processing delay. After the entire Trump administration saga which forced Google to quit its business with Huawei, the Chinese telecom giant announced that it was working on its very own Android alternative — […]