Android

Google exiles 600 apps from Play Store for 'disruptive advertising' amid push to clean up Android souk's image

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/02/21/google_nixes_android_apps/

2 days ago

Purge is the latest in a series of similar store scourings

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Microsoft: Linux Defender antivirus now in public preview, iOS and Android are next

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-linux-defender-antivirus-now-in-public-preview-ios-and-android-are-next/

4 days ago

Microsoft also makes Threat Protection bundle generally available.

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A Look at Microsoft's new Office app for Android

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/20/a-look-at-microsofts-new-office-app-for-android/

4 days ago

Microsoft published its new Office application for Android and iOS on February 19, 2020 designed to improve the Office experience on mobile devices. The new Office application was in preview for a couple […]

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Mozilla launches Firefox Private Network VPN for Android

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/19/mozilla-launches-firefox-private-network-vpn-for-android/

5 days ago

Mozilla launched Firefox Private Network VPN for Google's Android operating system recently. The standalone Android application extends support to Android devices. The organization launched a beta of Firefox Private Network VPN back […]

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Ever wondered how Google-less Android might look? Step right this Huawei: Mate 30 Pro arrives on British shores

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/02/11/huawei_mate_30_pro_uk/

2 weeks ago

Ignores 'unwanted' presses from the fat-fingered too, apparently

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You may save up to 20% of data when watching Netflix on Android now

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/10/you-may-save-up-to-20-when-watching-netflix-on-android-now/

2 weeks ago

If you like to watch Netflix on your Android devices, you may have noticed that streaming has become more efficient recently. The company started to use a new video codec on Android […]

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Latest battery bruiser Android from budget Moto G range appears ahead of MWC after an Amazon whoopsie

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/02/07/motos_budget_battery_bruiser_android_appears_in_a_puff_of_smoke/

2 weeks ago

Leaks, damn leaks and £219 phones

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Android owners – you'll want to get these latest security patches, especially for this nasty Bluetooth hijack flaw

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/02/07/android_bluetooth_flaw/

2 weeks ago

'Pwned with a broadcast' bug among 25 to be patched by Google

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Opera 56 for Android launches with improved reader mode

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/06/opera-56-for-android-launches-with-improved-reader-mode/

3 weeks ago

Opera Software released Opera 56 for Android today; the new version of the mobile browser comes with reader mode improvements, configurable address bar buttons, and tab restoration improvements. The update is already […]

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Canonical announces high-performance Android services on the cloud

https://www.zdnet.com/article/canonical-announces-high-performance-android-services-on-the-cloud/

a month ago

Building on top of Ubuntu on the cloud, Canonical is making it possible to run demanding Android apps from the cloud with the Anbox Cloud.

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Firefox for Android migration is about to begin

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/17/firefox-for-android-migration-is-about-to-begin/

a month ago

Mozilla announced today that it will soon migrate Firefox for Android Nightly installations to the new Firefox Preview for Android Nightly version. The organization has been working on a new mobile web […]

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Privacy activists beg Google to ban un-removable bloatware from Android

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/01/13/privacy_activist_beg_google_chief_sundar_pichai_to_ban_unremovable_bloatware/

a month ago

Open letter to Chocolate Factory's Sundar Pichai penned by 50 campaign groups

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DuckDuckGo is the clear winner of Google's first Android search provider auction

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/09/duckduckgo-is-the-clear-winner-of-googles-first-android-search-provider-auction/

2 months ago

Google announced plans in 2019 to auction off three of the four positions of a new search provider selection screen on Android devices that are set up for the first time from […]

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Here we go again: Software nasties slip into Google Play, exploit make-me-root Android flaw for maximum pwnage

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/01/07/nasty_google_play_apps/

2 months ago

Apps spotted abusing use-after-free() bug seven months before patch

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Here is what you need to know about the 2020 Firefox for Android upgrade

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/07/here-is-what-you-need-to-know-about-the-2020-firefox-for-android-upgrade/

2 months ago

Mozilla is working on a new mobile browser for Android that is called Firefox Preview currently. Firefox Preview is in development at the time of writing and available as Stable, Beta and […]

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Where's our data, Google? Chrome 79 update 'a catastrophe' for Android devs with WebView apps

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/12/16/chrome_79_update_a_catastrophe_for_android_users_with_webview_apps/

2 months ago

'Unfortunately local storage was missed off the list of files migrated'

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Google stops rollout of Chrome 79 for Android

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/16/google-stops-rollout-of-chrome-79-for-android/

2 months ago

Google has stopped the rollout of Chrome 79 for Android. The new stable version of the mobile web browser was released last week for supported desktop and mobile operating systems. Shortly after […]

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Tricky VPN-busting bug lurks in iOS, Android, Linux distros, macOS, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, say university eggheads

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/12/06/vpnbusting_bug_spotted/

3 months ago

OpenVPN, WireGuard, IKEv2/IPSec also vulnerable to tampering flaw, we're told

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Vivaldi releases second Beta of its Android browser

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/05/vivaldi-releases-second-beta-of-its-android-browser/

3 months ago

Vivaldi Technologies, the company behind the Vivaldi web browser, released the second Beta of the upcoming Vivaldi mobile browser for Android on December 5, 2019. The company released the first, long-awaited, version […]

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