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Report: Google ready to buy HTC's failing smartphone business

Google is close to purchasing HTC's smartphone business, according to a report today. The two firms are already linked as HTC produces Google's Pixel under contract. Google is stepping up its efforts to become a mobile hardware firm comparable to Apple.

Android Oreo warning as bug eats up mobile data allowances

Google is rushing to fix a bug in Android Oreo that's draining mobile data. The issue is understood to be left over from the preview builds of Oreo. It causes the phone to always prefer mobile data, even if a Wi-Fi network is available and connected.

Google announces Android One 'next step'

Google is expanding Android One to reach more users. The initiative aims to help device manufacturers build affordable Android smartphones based on a scaled-down version of the software. Aimed at developing markets, the idea has proved popular.

Google pulls 500 Android apps over spyware backdoor fears

Google has removed over 500 Android apps from Google Play after security researchers discovered they could be used to download spyware. All the apps used an advertising network that contained code capable of stealing data from users.

Samsung unveils the Galaxy Note8

Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy Note8, the next incarnation of the company's flagship phablet. The device has been upgraded with a 6.3-inch Infinity Display and an improved S Pen stylus. Samsung's also assured customers the battery is safe.

Google launches Android 8.0 'Oreo'

Google has launched Android 8.0 Oreo, bringing new features, improvements and enhancements to Android users. The company closed the long-running rumours around its sweet-themed codename, announcing a partnership with Oreo.

ASUS unveils upgraded family of ZenFone Android smartphones

ASUS has unveiled its new family of ZenFone smartphones comprising four handsets to expand the company's range. The devices are separated into two different series, including a dedicated "Selfie" range aimed at people looking for a social media device.

Nokia unveils its new flagship smartphone

Nokia has officially announced the Nokia 8, the company's anticipated flagship Android phone. Since the brand returned to the smartphone market this year, it has concentrated on the mid-range sector. It's now turning its sights towards a premium product.

Google Allo is finally available on the web… sort of

Google Allo now has a web version, almost a year after its launch. The long-requested site is rolling out now but only some users will benefit from it. The app's currently limited to Android devices and the Chrome browser, restricting its usefulness.

Samsung says the Galaxy Note 8 will 'do bigger things'

Samsung has said its upcoming Galaxy Note 8 flagship smartphone will "do bigger things" ahead of its launch this month. Although the name of the phone is still unconfirmed, Samsung's widely expected to stick with its Note brand despite last year's recall.

Google's Pixel 2 might look very similar to current model

Google's upcoming Pixel 2 smartphone might come with only minor design changes over the original. A credible report claims Google will be keeping the same chassis and body, leaving out the bezel-less display that defines contemporary flagship handsets.

Android O is almost ready for you to start using

The release of the next version of Android is now close to being launched as Google has launched the final developer preview of Android O. This means the operating system is now near-final and almost ready for consumer use.

Jide abandons its desktop-based Android OS to focus on enterprise

Jide Tech, the company behind the popular Remix OS desktop-based Android variant, has announced it is shifting its focus to the enterprise. The company has decided not to pursue its efforts to create an Android alternative to Windows.

New firewall designed to protect Android cellphones

A security threat to smartphones comes from phone components, like touchscreens, chargers, and battery or sensor assemblies. These 'field replaceable units’ have weak security settings; but there is a new solution for this vulnerability.

Microsoft admits users think the new Skype is 'exceptionally bad'

Last month, Microsoft unveiled a completely reimagined Skype experience on iOS and Android that refocuses the app as a Snapchat clone. Users have been far from impressed and after facing plummeting ratings Microsoft has finally responded to the criticism.

Samsung thinks its DeX technology can transform the way you work

Samsung has detailed the design and development work that went into the creation of its DeX desktop for Android devices. Samsung said the feature isn't meant to be just for power users, instead claiming it adds an "additional dimension" of convenience.

Samsung launches refurbished Galaxy Note 'Fan Edition' in Korea

Samsung has officially announced its refurbished Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. Now rebranded as the Galaxy Note "Fan Edition," the device is an attempt to recoup some of the losses incurred from the original handset's recall. It comes with a smaller battery.

Google Glass updated for the first time in three years

Google has published the first software update for its Google Glass wearable computer since 2014. The minor release adds one feature to the device. It isn't known why Google has launched the update now as the consumer version of Glass has been abandoned.

LG unveils the G6+ with more storage and 'turbocharged' sound

LG has announced a new version of its G6 flagship smartphone that includes a larger storage capacity, improved audio capabilities and new software features. The updated phone brings iterative changes to the original and will be available worldwide.

Mozilla launches its privacy-first mobile web browser on Android

Mozilla has officially launched Firefox Focus on Android devices. Previously iOS-exclusive, the web browser is designed for people looking for strengthened online privacy and a clutter-free experience. There's a built-in ad blocker and data saving mode.

Chrome's radical new Android UI gets a step closer to release

Google has started to roll out a major redesign of Chrome's interface on Android phones. It features a new navigation bar that's moved to the bottom of the display. Called "Chrome Home," it's available now in the latest version of the Chrome Dev app.

Motorola announces budget-friendly Moto E4 with a giant battery

Motorola has announced its new Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus smartphones, the company's budget-friendly handsets for 2017. As the long-established Moto E line faces new threats from emerging brands, Motorola has followed the trend with improved features.

Samsung brings its Android web browser app to other phones

Samsung has launched its own Android web browser app in the Google Play Store, bringing it to phones from other manufacturers. The previously Galaxy-exclusive app is based on the same core as Google Chrome and comes with privacy-focused features.

Trump switches from Android to iPhone that has one app: Twitter

President Donald Trump made good use of Twitter in 2016, when he was running as a candidate for president of the United States. Up until two months ago, the president was using an Android phone to Tweet.

Combination of features leads to new Android vulnerability

The unexpected combination of two legitimate permissions, designed to power desirable and commonly used features in popular apps, make Android devices vulnerable to attack.

Google introduces the new Android TV home screen

Google has detailed Android TV's new more intuitive home screen that's designed to let you jump straight into content. The revised interface also comes with Google Assistant support to let you control media playback using only your voice.

Samsung's Galaxy S8 iris scanner fooled by a photograph

Samsung's "ultrasecure" iris scanner on its Galaxy S8 smartphone has been fooled using a photograph and contact lens. The method is alarmingly trivial to use and raises concerns about the safety of the biometric authentication technique.

LG X Venture takes on the great outdoors with a giant battery

LG has announced a new rugged smartphone built for people with more active lifestyles. The X Venture puts the emphasis on outdoor activities, including a dedicated app that displays a range of environmental and fitness metrics on one screen.

Project Treble will try to fix Android's broken update model

Google has announced a new initiative that could go a long way to resolving Android's longstanding update issues. The fragmented nature of the ecosystem leaves it up to individual manufacturers to release updates, meaning many phones never receive them.

Android passes the two billion active devices milestone

Google's Android is now used on over 2 billion every month. The operating system is now the largest in the world having surpassed Microsoft Windows last month. Alongside the announcement, Google unveiled a new set of features.
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