When researchers revealed that a Chinese advertising company had created one of the most pernicious pieces of Android malware yet, they estimated it has infected 10m Android handsets worldwide. Dubbed...

A major security flaw in Android lets an attacker take control of a phone simply by sending a text message – and for the vast majority of Android users, there’s no fix available yet. Even the small...

Google has won a six-year court case brought by software firm Oracle, which claimed Google had infringed its copyright by using 11,500 lines of Java code in its Android operating system. The jury ruled...

Google is updating its Android Wear software for smartwatches bringing a range of new gestures and features in an attempt to counter the Apple Watch. The update, which will be available first on the new...

Google ended 2013 with more than a million Android apps on its Google Play store, and a commanding share of the smartphone market – as well as rapidly-rising tablet sales. It was a good year for new...

Welcome to this week’s roundup of the latest, greatest Android apps and games, covering smartphones and tablets. All these apps have been released for the first time – ie not updates – since the...

Android is big. Really big. According to research firm Gartner, 79% of all smartphones sold between April and June this year were running Android: 177.9m handsets compared to Apple’s 31.9m iPhones. Another...

To what extent does Android respect the freedom of its users? For a computer user that values freedom, that is the most important question to ask about any software system. In the free/libre software movement,...

Google has released a very early preview of the next version of its mobile operating system – Android N – with split-screen multitasking, increased battery life and better notifications. Usually Google...

From travel tips and running guides to puzzles and elephant stampedes, it’s a good month for high-quality new Android apps and games. Here are 20 worth trying. Prices are correct at the time of writing,...