Custom OS avoids Google servers and favors privacy-focused apps
The Windows 11 native RGB lighting controller also arrives
It doesn't work on iOS devices
A hot potato: The Google Play Store is notorious for harboring apps that contain malware, adware, or some flavor of spyware or fleeceware. A lesser-known fact is that hackers are increasingly targeting pre-installed apps for their misdeeds, and researchers are trying to raise awareness about this growing trend. Millions of affordable Android phones come with numerous pre-installed apps, and hackers only need to subvert one. However, addressing this issue is significantly more challenging than dealing with rogue apps that find their way into the Play Store.
Was it car infotainment, digital cameras, or for an open-source game console?
Apple and Android devices could start alerting users to any unknown trackers as early as next year
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Transfer photos, videos, documents or entire folders between your Android device and Windows PC with Google's Nearby Share. Sending files can be done via drag-and-drop as long as the two devices are within 16 feet of each other.
Android 14 will be released to the public later this year
Resembles the offload feature Apple introduced for iOS in 2017
Hackers offer to hijack developer accounts and compromise legitimate apps
Any app allowing account creation must also allow in-app account deletion
Send photos, documents, and files between platforms quickly and easily
Google suspends Pinduoduo's Play store app, apps on Samsung, Huawei, and other stores likely unsafe
Fragmentation is only one of many issues with the popular OS
Editor's take: Android is a hot mess. Google should make it truly open source. This would relieve them of a major antitrust vulnerability and infuse a massive amount of energy to the project.
Google advises Android users to take action after finding 18 zero-day vulnerabilities in popular phones
All an attacker needs is the target's phone number
Games and social media apps are the worst offenders
An arduous but necessary task to improve security for over 2.5 billion active users
Android 14 will let third-party app stores update more easily and safely
Google pushes tablet and foldable support, blocks apps older than Android 6.0
Samsung unveils Galaxy S23 lineup with exclusive chipset and bigger batteries, S23 Ultra debuts new 200-megapixel sensor
Surprisingly, pricing stays the same in the US
Hackers can use it to view and download pictures and files, completely take over the phone using VNC, and more
Android 12 is also still growing