No sooner did we report on Wednesday the presence of a new batch of scammy Android apps that had to be removed from the Google Play Store (but not before racking up some 382 million downloads), than yet another wave of such apps has emerged to be aware of. And to remove from your phone, if you have any of them.
Two separate teams of researchers uncovered a pair of nasty apps and Android activity, some of which is among the worst we’ve seen. First, a new batch of nine apps (since removed from the Google Play Store after racking up about 470,000 downloads) comes via a report from Trend Micro that pinpoints a number of sinister purposes for this collection of apps that disguise [...]
There are so many important areas of the smartphone user experience where Apple’s iPhone lineup has always been pretty far ahead of Android. Simplicity is a very underrated but important characteristic of a good smartphone UI, and Apple has a clear advantage there. Another great example that’s not quite as subjective is performance, where Apple’s iPhone absolutely decimates its Android-powered rivals each and every year. In fact, forget about iPhones and Android phones that are released in the same year, we regularly see brand new Android flagship phones that can’t even compete with iPhones that were released two and three years earlier. Apple’s A-series [...]
Honor will launch the V30 smartphone on November 26, and not only will it have a dual-selfie camera inside a cutout on the screen, but it will also have 5G.
Microsoft just announced its first convertible/fold-able smartphone and what surprised the most than its revolutionary design is the operating system it runs on. Panos Panay – the chief product officer for the Microsoft Devices group – recently admitted that the company is using Android in its upcoming Surface Duo phone at an event at Microsoft’s flagship store in London. He went on ahead to state that it was doing so because, quite simply, the “best OS for this product is Android”.
This comes as a huge surprise especially since previously launched smartphones from Microsoft ran on Windows mobile. As we all know, Android is led by Google which is [...]