The history of Android OS: its name, origin and more

Sometimes, it seems like we have had Android smartphones, tablets and other devices with Google’s mobile OS installed forever. However, it’s actually been less than 10 years since the first...

Qualcomm takes a subtle shot at Apple, gets some facts wrong

Before Apple releases its new iPhone generation later today, Qualcomm wants you to know all about a few notable world firsts on Android — features or technologies that made their debut...

September 2017 Android security patch details revealed

Google has released the details about what is contained in its latest security patch for Android devices. However, as of this writing, the company has yet to release factory images or...

Google’s ARCore hopes to introduce augmented reality to the Android masses

One of Apple’s more notable announcements during the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference this year was ARKit, which allows augmented reality apps to not only run on iOS devices, but also...

New commit suggests touch support could be coming to Android Recovery

Google pushed a new commit to the AOSP code yesterday and buried within the changes are some interesting references. First, we find reference to an unknown device called dorado that is...

A future Android update might usher in Bluetooth battery level indicators

Whenever I hop over the fence to Android’s yard, one of the more frustrating aspects of Google‘s mobile operating system is the lack of any Bluetooth battery level indicator. Yes,...

Cloak & Dagger is a newly-discovered Android exploit that lets hackers hide malicious activity

Researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology have released a full report on a new attack vector that affects Android up to version 7.1.2. The exploit, called Cloak & Dagger, uses Android’s...

Netflix blocks millions of ‘altered’ Android devices from using the app

The app’s latest update makes it impossible for devices that have been unlocked to use Netflix, according to androidpolice. In a statement, Netflix said that devices that are ‘not Google-certified or have...

Why Android is safe from a WannaCry-like ransomware attack

The WannaCry cyberattack has ensnared more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries by taking advantage of outdated versions of Windows that never got Microsoft's crucial security patches. Hmm. Millions of devices that...

The ZTE Blade X Max is a $149 phablet running Android 7.1.1, available from...

Following a leak from a couple of weeks ago, ZTE has today made official its latest affordable smartphone, the Blade X Max. The $149 phablet will be available starting from tomorrow,...