Tag Archives: ‘Android

Combination of features produces new Android vulnerability

A new vulnerability affecting Android mobile devices results not from a traditional bug, but from the malicious combination of two legitimate permissions that power desirable and commonly-used features in popular apps. The combination could result in a new class of attacks, which has been dubbed “Cloak and Dagger.” The vulnerability, which was identified and tested in closed environments… Read More »

Android O Users Will Be Able Pause and Resume System Updates

It seems like folks at Google have finally provided a solution for a long-standing issue with the platform as the search giant has now added the option to pause system updates with Android O’s second developer preview. This means that if you have to download an extremely large update and head out of your home, meaning away from… Read More »

Google endorses Kotlin for Android development

Android Studio 3.0 IDE will include this first addition to Android’s official languages Google’s Java-centric Android mobile development platform is adding the Kotlin language as an officially supported development language, and will include it in the Android Studio 3.0 IDE. Its developers had previously promoted Kotlin for Android development. The revelation was made Wednesday by Google Program Manager Stephanie… Read More »

Google I/O 2017: Android Now Runs on 2 Billion Monthly Active Devices

Google’s Android operating system has reached a milestone by powering 2 billion monthly active devices around the world, the company said. Google’s vice president of engineering Dave Burke that Android has “the largest reach of any computing platform of its kind”, Xinhua reported on Thursday. Based on the Linux kernel and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices, Android… Read More »

Why Android is likely safe from a WannaCry-like attack

Enlarge Image Unlike the Google Pixel, most Android devices are running on outdated operating systems. James Martin/CNET The WannaCry cyberattack has ensnared more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries by taking advantage of outdated versions of Windows that never got Microsoft’s crucial security patches. Hmm. Millions of devices that are stuck on older versions of an operating system… Read More »

Xiaomi Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus to get Android 7 Nougat beta update

The Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Xiaomi is still making into headlines even after launching its much-hyped smartphone, Mi 6. Now, it’s all about another smartphone which was released earlier. It is time for Xiaomi to release the latest Android Nougat update for the smartphones launched last year. Yes, you heard it right. This news is all about Xiaomi Mi… Read More »

No iPhone user can even imagine dealing with what Android users have to tolerate

We’re now five months into 2017, and Apple’s new iOS 11 platform is about one month away from being released as a beta. iOS 10, Apple’s most recent public software release, is currently installed on about 80% of active iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch devices. iPhone users, can you even imagine what life would be like if the… Read More »

Redmi 4A review: Xiaomi’s chubby little beast is budget Android on steroids

If you’re in the market for a dirt cheap affordable phone then frankly speaking there aren’t many choices abound. These basic Android phones feel worse than feature phones because their user experience is more or less sh*t. Xiaomi, however, is a past master at making phones that sing like dastardly beasts but for essentially peanuts. The Redmi 4A… Read More »

WhatsApp Beta for Android Update Adds New Font Shortcuts, Revoke Feature Spotted on Web Version

WhatsApp has been believed to be testing the message revoke feature for months now. Earlier, WhatsApp for iPhone was spotted with the new feature that allowed users to revoke or edit messages you have already sent to other contacts. Now, the feature seems to close to be released on Android as well as WhatsApp Web. @WABetaInfo, which tracks… Read More »

ESTI’s Eye iPhone Case Runs Android, Brings Expandable Storage and Dual SIM Card Slot

  ESTI’s smart iPhone case – Eye has now achieved its target sum on Kickstarter and looks set to bring all functionalities that are usually associated with Android smartphones to the Apple phones. With Eye case, features like microSD card storage, dual SIM card slots, and wireless charging among others will now be available to iPhone users as… Read More »