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HummingBad Android malware: who did it, why, and is your device infected?

Researchers revealed that a Chinese advertising company had created one of the most pernicious pieces of Android malware yet. They estimated it had infected...

Stagefright: new Android vulnerability dubbed ‘heartbleed for mobile’

A major security flaw in Android lets an attacker take control of a phone simply by sending a text message – and for the...

Google wins six-year legal battle with Oracle over Android code copyright

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...

Google adds gestures and features to Android Wear in reply to Apple Watch

Google is updating its Android Wear software for smartwatches bringing a range of new gestures and features in an attempt to counter the Apple...

The 50 best Android apps of 2013

Google ended 2013 with more than a million Android apps on its Google Play store and a commanding share of the smartphone market –...

20 best new Android apps and games this week

Welcome to this week’s roundup of the latest, greatest Android apps and games, covering smartphones and tablets. Since the last roundup, all these apps...

If Android is so popular, why are many apps still released for iOS first?

Android is big. Really big. According to Gartner, 79% of all smartphones sold between April and June this year were running Android: 177.9m handsets...

Is Android really free software?

To what extent does Android respect the freedom of its users? For a computer user who values freedom, that is the most important question...

Android N: Google reveals future of the OS

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