Tag Archives: ‘Android

New Android Warning: 40M Users Installed Video App Hiding Devious Malware—Delete Now

Here we go again—another popular Android app caught defrauding users on a huge scale. This is familiar territory now, although the numbers get bigger and more onerous. The app this time is SnapTube, a video downloader that lets users select YouTube and Facebook videos to play offline. The app’s developers claim more than 40 million users, and it has… Read More »

As iOS 13 hits 50% adoption, Android fragmentation keeps getting worse

It’s barely news at this point that Apple’s latest version of iOS is off to a strong start with users — just like iOS 10, iOS 11, and iOS 12, it didn’t take long for at least half of all iOS devices to switch to iOS 13. Apple announced late yesterday that 50% of all iOS devices and 55% of all 0- to… Read More »

Delete These 15 Dodgy Android Apps ASAP

Security firm Sophos has discovered 15 dodgy Android apps on the Google Play store that have been downloaded more than 1.3 million times. Once installed, the adware-riddled apps do not show up as icons in the launcher making it difficult to find and eradicate them. Here’s the full list. According to a security report on Sophos’ blog, the 15… Read More »

OnePlus will bring Android 10 to OnePlus 6, 6T, 5, and 5T starting this month

Android 10’s rollout is one of the fastest we’ve seen, and today OnePlus confirmed a further rollout to some older devices. Starting later this month, the OnePlus 6 and 6T, OnePlus 5 and 5T will get Android 10 updates. During its OnePlus 7T series unveiling today OnePlus invited Google to the stage to talk about Android 10. After all, the… Read More »

NOKIA 2.1, NOKIA 1 PLUS, NOKIA 1 TO RECEIVE ANDROID 10 GO EDITION UPDATE SOON

HMD Global is known for swift and timely updates for its smartphones, and the company is maintaining that trend for its entry-level smartphones as well. In a tweet on 27 September, HMD Global has confirmed that three of its entry-level smartphones — Nokia 2.1, Nokia 1, and Nokia 1 Plus — will soon be receiving the latest Android 10 Go… Read More »

Android 10 Go is a faster and more secure update to Google’s lightweight OS

Google has detailed its latest version of Android Go, its lightweight operating system meant for low-powered devices with less than 1.5GB of RAM. With Android 10 (Go Edition), Google says it has improved the operating system’s speed and security. App switching is now faster and more memory efficient, and apps should launch 10 percent faster than they did on… Read More »

OnePlus chases the title of “Best Android OEM” with 18-day update time

If you haven’t been paying attention to OnePlus, you should probably start. We’ve been calling the OnePlus 7 Pro the best Android phone you can buy for about the last six months. And now, in addition to the great hardware and software of that phone, you can add “pretty fast OS updates” to its list of positives. On Friday, OnePlus shipped the… Read More »

OnePlus starts rolling out Android 10 update for OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro smartphones

Google, earlier this month, rolled out Android 10. At the time, Android 10 was available for download on all Pixel smartphones and Essential smartphones. Soon after OnePlus rolled out the first open beta update of Android 10 on its 2019 flagship devices – the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro. Now, nearly three weeks later OnePlus has… Read More »

Google One plans get thorough automatic backups for Android phones

If you’re a Google One subscriber, there’s a new perk to your cloud storage service. Starting today, all Google One memberships include automatic phone backups as long as you own an Android device. The feature builds on the operating system’s existing backup functionality, which ensures your texts, contacts and apps are automatically saved to the cloud, to include photos, videos… Read More »