Columbia University team finds bugs in several Android apps

The tool was used to test 1,780 Android apps across 33 different categories on Google Play Store between September and October 2019. Some of these apps have up to 100 million downloads, the statement mentioned. It did not disclose names of the apps.

Academics find crypto bugs in 306 popular Android apps, none get patched

“All the apps are popular: they have from hundreds of thousands of downloads to more than 100 million,” the research team said. “Unfortunately, only 18 developers answered our first email of request and only 8 of them followed back with us multiple times providing useful feedback on our findings.”

WhatsApp on Android set to get these new features

Popular instant messaging app WhatsApp keeps on rolling out features to its users both Android and iOS users. While at times some feature makes its way to Android phones first, there are times they come to iPhones first as well. One such example is support for Advanced Search mode, which has been available to iOS […]

3 new features that may be soon rolled out to WhatsApp users on Android

Popular instant messaging app WhatsApp is always working on adding new features to its platform and in the latest beta update — that has just been submitted to Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to — WABetaInfo has found traces to three new changes. Here’s a look at each of them: New […]

The current state of Android TV: Waiting for a hero

As for the traditional Android on your TV, expect things to stay fluid and furious. Low-cost low-margin devices only need sufficient hardware to run the apps we like to be a great buy. Unlike a phone, we probably aren’t entering too much private information through a box connected to the TV or carrying the box […]

Google launches Android 11, and it’s coming to more than just Pixel phones

Android 11 isn’t a giant visual overhaul but does offer some new features for the operating system. Notably, Android 11 gives users better privacy controls, including one-time permissions. That’s a feature that has been available on iOS for some time, and is handy for those who want to take control of their digital privacy.

Google releases the final beta of Android 11 operating system

Google has today rolled out the final beta update of its Android 11 operating system. In a blog post, Dave Burke, VP of engineering, Google said, “As we put the finishing touches on the new platform, today we’re bringing you Beta 3, our last update in this year’s preview cycle. For developers, now is the […]

China’s Huawei to share progress of Google Android OS rival amid US tensions

Huawei Technologies is expected to respond on Thursday to the latest salvo of U.S. technology restrictions against it and share its progress on developing a system that is seen as its best bet to replace Google’s Android mobile operating system. Richard Yu, the head of Huawei’s consumer business group, will deliver a keynote speech at […]

Fears of snooping as Huawei phones to DITCH Google’s Android for new China-made system

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Android users warned to delete six apps containing sinister Joker malware that could cost you thousands

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