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New Android malware silently installs ransomware from website

A new form of malware using online advertisements to sneak ransomware onto Android devices has been discovered in the wild. The malware loads "Dogspectus" onto phones and doesn’t require any user interaction, operating completely silently.

Chromebooks to get millions of new apps from Android's Play Store

Google currently maintains two distinct operating systems, Android and Chrome OS. The company may be planning to tie the two together more closely than ever before though, letting the millions of Android apps run natively on Chromebook PCs.

2.1 million Android devices were infected by malware last year

Google has released its annual Android security report for 2015, revealing that over 2.1 million devices were infected by malware present in the Play Store last year. Google's own store front is supposed to be a secure way to find new apps.

HTC's Boost+ app can boost the performance of every Android phone

HTC didn’t just announce a new flagship smartphone today. It also introduced a new system tuning app that will be available on every Android smartphone. It can intelligently tune performance, improve battery life and increase security.

HTC 10 unveiled — A flagship phone to save a falling firm

HTC has announced the HTC 10, its flagship Android smartphone for 2016. The company has redesigned the handset and upgraded the screen, camera and battery life in an attempt to attract consumers back to its brand after years of falling sales.

BlackBerry planning two mid-range Android phones for 2016

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has said the company will launch two mid-range Android-powered smartphones this year. BlackBerry's first Android device, the premium Priv, has failed to revive the firm's falling sales due to quality issues and a steep price.

Google may adopt Apple's programming language as Android default

Google could be planning to adopt Apple's open-source Swift programming language for use in building Android apps. Doing so would be a huge task requiring the rewrite of many existing code libraries but would free Google from its ongoing issues with Java.

Rumours: Samsung Galaxy Note 6 to be fully water resistant

Rumours surrounding Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 6 phablet are beginning to pick up, revealing what the next generation of the power user phone will include. A new report claims the Note 6 may feature an iris scanner to let you unlock it with your eyes.

Reddit's first mobile apps are available to download now

Discussion board website Reddit has finally launched its official mobile apps for Android and iOS. After a beta testing period, the app became publicly available today, giving you a faster way to access Reddit without navigating the mobile website.

SwiftKey built a keyboard to help you write like Shakespeare

Popular third-party Android and iOS keyboard SwiftKey has announced a new keyboard to mark the 400th anniversary of the revered playwright William Shakespeare's death. ShakeSpeak is a "limited edition" keyboard that lets you type in the bard's style.

Samsung planning to launch a folding smartphone next year

Samsung is designing a folding smartphone for launch in 2017, according to a new report based on its efforts to create folding displays. Such a design would make larger phones easier to put in pockets while retaining the high-resolution display.

Report: Google building a keyboard for Apple's iOS

Google is said to be building a feature-packed third-party keyboard for the iPhone and iPad that will see it bring elements of the Android user interface to Apple's rival platform. The company wants to increase the number of searches made by iOS users.

Emergency Android update fixes critical exploit bug

Google has rushed out a critical Android security update that fixes a bug that could allow attackers to compromise a phone using a malicious app in the Google Play Store. The fix will not be available on the majority of Android handsets though.

Less than 10% of Android devices encrypted, nearly all iPhones

Over 95 percent of all iPhones in use are encrypted, according to a report today. Apple enables encryption out of the box, making it much more prevalent among iPhone users than Android fans. Only 10 percent of Android phones are thought to be encrypted.

Waffle is a new collaboration-oriented social network by Samsung

Samsung is building its own social network that aims to bring people together and inspire collaborative content creation. Users create a feed of expandable, image-based content arranged in a grid, giving the app its quirky name 'Waffle.'

Google's new speech recognition works offline, powered by a phone

Google is building a speech recognition system that can run on a smartphone even while it is offline. The company has substantially trimmed down its speech libraries to maintain accuracy while running on a phone's limited processor and memory.

Google announces first Android N preview, includes multi-window

In a break from tradition, Google has launched the first developer preview of Android N, the next version of Android to be released this year. For the first time, it includes true split-screen multi-window support alongside other new features.

Android Marshmallow has miniscule impact, on just 2% of phones

Google released new official figures revealing how the rollout of the latest version of Android, 6.0 Marshmallow, is going. The vast majority of users have yet to experience the new OS as it is present on only 2 percent of phones, months since launch.

Samsung's Galaxy S7 includes an overlooked phone-saving feature

People who have bought the Samsung Galaxy S7 have discovered it possesses a unique feature to go with its waterproofing. A tiny moisture sensor in the charging port detects if the phone is even slightly wet and refuses to charge, protecting the device.

Top 10 smartphone features that could be about to change

Smartphones are one of the most quickly evolving areas of technology. With launches every year that make existing flagships obsolete overnight, it can be hard to keep track of the industry. Here's a list of the top 10 ways that smartphones are changing.

Triada Trojan 'almost impossible' to detect, very sophisticated

A new Trojan malware has been discovered that is capable of making in-app purchases and gaining root access to phones. It could affect as many as 60 percent of all Android devices, is very sophisticated and almost impossible to remove.

WhatsApp announces plans to withdraw its app from BlackBerry

Popular instant messaging app WhatsApp has announced it will be discontinuing support for several aging phone platforms. Notably, the app will no longer support all BlackBerry devices, including recent BlackBerry 10 ones.

Microsoft scraps its plan to make Android apps work on Windows

Microsoft has officially announced that its ambitious quest to get Android apps running on Windows has failed and development has been discontinued. The project is believed to have run into issues months ago, possibly including legal problems.

Facebook wants everyone to livestream their day

Facebook has announced it is expanding Facebook Live to users of Android phones and more countries around the word. The service lets people broadcast live video of themselves to friends, competing with apps like Twitter's Periscope.

Xiaomi launches its new 'super flagship' with 128GB of storage

Xiaomi has unveiled its 2016 flagship device at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, using a premium design and components. The Chinese company is rapidly expanding towards the Western world and is the most popular brand in China.

Lenovo launches new budget tablets and premium Yoga laptops

Lenovo has used the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade fair in Barcelona to show off a selection of new tablets and computers with low prices but respectable specifications. It has launched a new product family with consumer and business options.

Cyanogen wants to eradicate apps, replace them with system 'mods'

Cyanogen, makers of the CyanogenMod Android version, have announced an ambition plan to move smartphones away from apps and towards contextually aware experiences built into phones.

Sony Xperia X series brings serious performance to the mid-range

Sony has announced a new series of Xperia smartphones at MWC 2016, unveiling a trio of affordable but feature-filled handsets that expand its Xperia line-up. The phones have a new design for Sony and competent specifications.

Samsung refines the Galaxy with the waterproof S7 and S7 edge

Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, its next generation flagship smartphones for 2016. The phones feature improved cameras, increased performance, water resistance and expandable storage.

LG introduces the innovative G5 with modular parts and 'Friends'

LG has officially unveiled its 2016 flagship smartphone, the G5. The handset marks a radical departure from its predecessor, introducing a new design featuring modular components that can be replaced to add additional functionality.
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