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Gooligan malware breaches over one million Google accounts

A new strain of malware called Gooligan has successfully breached over one million Google accounts, according to security researchers today. The "alarming" campaign uses malicious apps designed as real ones to gain control of accounts.

Microsoft's Cortana now comes preinstalled on more Android phones

Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant is now preinstalled on some new phones from Xiaomi, expanding its availability on new Android handsets. Cortana is available as an app for all phones. The partnership with Xiaomi will help increase user adoption.

OnePlus launches a new version of its six-month-old flagship

OnePlus has announced the replacement for its popular OnePlus 3 flagship just six months after launching the phone. The OnePlus 3T comes with more powerful internals, a larger battery and a higher price tag, using the same design as the outgoing version.

Budget Android phones caught sending texts back to China

Security contractors have discovered that some popular budget smartphones contain a backdoor that sends data to China. The weakness was added deliberately but it is not known why the data is being sent. The back door is present on U.S. handsets.

Google to EU: The iPhone's existence means Android's competitive

Google has filed a response to the EU's antitrust charges against its Android mobile operating system. The EU has alleged the company abuses its monopoly by bundling its own apps and services with Android, claims Google has consistently denied.

Huawei's Mate 9 phablet fills the gap left by Samsung's Note 7

Huawei has launched its new flagship phablet, the Mate 9. The device will fill the market gap left by Samsung's Galaxy Note 7, offering a 5.9-inch screen, high performance internals and a large 4,000mAh battery. Samsung's Note 7 is now fully recalled.

Barnes & Noble is building a new Nook tablet powered by Android

E-reader manufacturer Barnes & Noble is building a new Android-powered tablet under its abandoned Nook brand, according to a regulatory filing recently discovered. It is thought the budget device is intended to directly rival Amazon's $50 Fire tablet.

Apple has designed 'detailed mockups' of iMessage for Android

Apple has experimented with potential designs for an Android version of iMessage, according to reports this week. The company has drafted several different layouts, including ones styled after Google's apps, although the result may never launch.

Xiaomi's new phone is possibly the most striking ever built

Xiaomi has announced a new smartphone with an almost bezel-less display. The Mi MIX was unveiled in China this week and sports a screen that covers over 90 percent of its surface. The giant phablet also offers high-end performance.

'Rowhammer' memory flaw puts millions of smartphones at risk

Security researchers have demonstrated a new kind of mobile attack that gives hackers complete control of a large number of Android phones. It's significant because it exploits a hardware flaw and does not require any special app permissions to run.

Microsoft warns iOS isn't as secure as you think

Microsoft has warned customers that iOS is no more secure than Android, contradicting commonly held beliefs about the relative security of the two platforms. The company said that recent attacks targeting iOS prove it's as vulnerable as Android.

Cyanogen gives up on stealing Android from Google, ends OS work

Cyanogen has announced it is ceasing development of its Android-based operating system. It had previously hoped to create an Android distribution widespread enough to rival Google's stock image. In practice, the plan was never achieved though.

Google Noto is a font with every language in human history

Google has announced the most ambitious font creation project ever undertaken. In collaboration with foundry Monotype, the company has created a font family that includes every character and language in history, a single unified font for all.

Applause's giant analysis finds the best UK retail app Special

The digital experience testing company Applause discloses the results of over 3.5 million reviews of the 50 most downloaded Android and iOS retail apps in the last six months.

Google's Daydream View VR headset puts comfort first

Google has been talking about its upcoming Daydream VR platform for several months. Today, it unveiled the final component in the system, its Daydream View headset. It is designed to "simplify the complexity" behind virtual reality, making it comfortable.

Google's new Pixel smartphones are first to be 'Made by Google'

Google has officially announced the Pixel and Pixel XL, two new smartphones that have been almost entirely engineered in-house. The devices, extensively rumoured and leaked over the past few weeks, are designed to directly rival Apple's iPhone.

Google says faster Android Wear 2.0 won't arrive until 2017

Google has announced it's postponing the launch of its upcoming Android Wear 2.0 update until 2017. The release includes improved performance, a revised user interface and expanded support for cellular connections but has been delayed for testing.

Google's building a new operating system called 'Andromeda'

Google is building a new operating system called "Andromeda" that will see Android and Chrome OS merged together. According to a new report, the company is planning a laptop and tablet to run the new OS, potentially designed as a next-generation platform.

You can now run multi-window Android in a window on your PC

It's now possible to run Remix OS, the popular desktop-oriented Android distribution, on top of a Windows machine. It allows you to interact with Android apps and games from your computer. Remix OS includes its own Start menu and multi-window support.

Another Galaxy Note 7 explodes, injuring a six-year-old

A Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has reportedly exploded in the hands of a six-year-old boy in New York. The boy is said to have been using the phone to watch videos when the battery caught fire. Samsung is urging all Note 7 owners to return their device.

BLU unveils the Pure XR, a $300 smartphone with '3D Touch'

The influx of premium smartphones with budget price tags shows no sign of slowing. This week, BLU introduced the Pure XR, a $300 handset with features usually found on devices costing twice as much. It includes "3D Touch," a copy of Apple's display tech.

Google's new smartphones won't be branded Nexus

Google is building two new smartphones to showcase the Android brand. The handsets, being built by HTC as "Sailfish" and "Marlin," were previously thought to be branded Nexus. That's no longer the case, as Google will reportedly push its own name instead.

Google launches Android 7.0 Nougat with multi-window, VR and more

Google has officially launched Android 7.0 Nougat, the latest version of its mobile platform. The new release is available now on recent Nexus devices, although 2013's Nexus 5 is excluded. The update will roll out to more phones in the coming months.

Nokia confirms it's building new smartphones, four devices coming

Famed Finnish smartphone manufacturer Nokia has confirmed its name will return to handheld devices later this year with the launch of as many as four new Android phones. The company recently hired a new marketing officer to lead its mobile efforts.

Nasty Android malware spreads through Google's online ad network

Security researchers have discovered a severe form of malware that is spreading quickly through Google's online ad network. Targeting Android users, the malware downloads as soon as a user visits a page with an infected ad, making it a serious threat.

900 million phones at risk of Android 'Quadrooter' malware

Security researchers have warned that as many as 900 million Android phones are at risk of attack. Serious vulnerabilities found in Qualcomm's chipset drivers for its processors could give hackers complete control of devices and access to user data.

Apple Music's Android app is now out of beta with new update

Apple has officially launched Apple Music on Android, bringing its only major app for the platform out of beta. Apple Music for Android is now roughly equal to its iOS equivalent and viewed as a fully-fledged client for the streaming service.

Google's radical new Android launcher revealed in leaked images

For months, Google has been rumoured to be developing an exclusive new Android launcher for its upcoming Nexus handsets. This week, the extensively redesigned interface was leaked to the Internet, revealing a new way of interacting with Android.

Huawei unveils the 6.6-inch Honor Note 8, a giant Android phablet

Very large screen smartphones aren't going to appeal to the masses but that hasn't stopped Huawei sub-brand Honor from launching the 6.6-inch Note 8. The phablet has a 2K AMOLED display, high-end specs and a modern design to appeal to worldwide buyers.

LG will 'set new standards' for smartphones with the upcoming V20

LG has officially announced the V20, an upcoming premium smartphone that will be the first handset to run Android 7.0 "Nougat." The company claims the V20 will "set new standards" for high-end smartphones, a successor to last year's V10.
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