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Fearing data privacy issues, Google cuts some Android phone data for wireless carriers

The withdrawal of the service, which has not been previously reported, has disappointed wireless carriers that used the data as part of their decision-making process on where to extend or upgrade their coverage.

Google to allow Android users in Europe choose default search engine

Search engine providers will be allowed to bid in an auction to win a spot on the users' screens, along with Google, to become the device's default search engine on the Android home screen as well as the Chrome browser.


Android malware found a way to smartphones before they got shipped: Google study

Google posted a study highlighting about 'Triada family' apps that were designed to install spam apps which display ads on the device. It found that Triada had devised a backdoor way through which malware can be put in an Android smartphone at the factory.

Five interesting features we expect to see in Android P

Second developer preview of Android P is just around the corner at Google I/O 2018. Let's look at five interesting features from the first developer preview that we believe will be retained.

Five things you need to check before purchasing a second hand smartphone

Spotted a good deal on a second hand smartphone? Here’s a checklist to adhere to before you part with your hard-earned money

Google's next Android overhaul is said to embrace iPhone 'notch'

Google's upcoming upgrade for smartphones, Android P, could focus on the notch, a feature currently specific to Apple's iPhone X.


ICERT finalising firewall for Android, in talks with Samsung & Micromax

The project for developing the Android ‘secure wrapper’ is being taken up as a national security initiative as nearly 50% of the mobiles phone users in the country use the Android platform.

Xiaomi launches Mi 3 in India at Rs 13,999

Pre-registration for Xiaomi Mi 3 is open on Flipkart; only registered clients can get phone on...

Google to debut sub-$100 smartphone in India by October; sets sights on TVs

Google has more control over the platform yet allows for some customisation. Micromax, an India smartphone player, will offer a device with a dual SIM, SD card, 4.5 inch screen and FM radio.

Does Android Still Need To Be Customized?

WickedLeak's phones have plain vanilla version of Android, and they update their phone months before other manufacturers do.