Chrome for Android was the most popular web browser last year
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Firefox and IE looking pretty sick

The leading web browser globally as of December 2019 is Google’s Chrome for Android, which hit a 33 percent market share in the last year.

Turkey without Android
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Monday, 16 December 2019 11:01

Turkey without Android


Why did Google Android get the works? That's no body's business but the Turks.

Google has warned its suppliers that it may not be able to provide its Android software in Turkey after the Turkish competition board ruled that changes Google made to its contracts were not acceptable.

xHelper infects 45,000 Android phones
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Wednesday, 30 October 2019 11:39

xHelper infects 45,000 Android phones


Fortunately mostly spam

A new Android malware strain has made a name for itself after popping up on the radar of several antivirus companies, and annoying users thanks to a self-reinstall mechanism that has made it near impossible to remove.

Phone manufacturers back Google
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Friday, 11 October 2019 10:34

Phone manufacturers back Google


Gigaset and HMD Global Oy allowed to help out

Google’s fight against a record EU antitrust fine has received the backing of Android phone maker Gigaset and HMD Global Oy to intervene in the lawsuit.

Fastest Android phone on the market?
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Friday, 13 September 2019 11:53

Fastest Android phone on the market?


ASUS makes the claim

The latest phone from Asus is being touted as the fastest phone in the world.

Android Q becomes Android 10
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Wednesday, 04 September 2019 11:22

Android Q becomes Android 10


No more sweeties from Google

Android Q Beta which will be commercially known as Android 10 is out.

Huawei's Harmony operating system is not Android
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Huawei will not find another Yu

Huawei unveiled its proprietary operating system for smartphones and other devices. But Huawei said that for now, it would stick to using Google’s Android for smartphones, and the new software will be gradually rolled out to support devices such as smartwatches, speakers and virtual reality gadgets.

"Agent Smith" malware downloaded  to 25 million Android devices
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Check Point warns

Malicious apps from a campaign called "Agent Smith" have been downloaded to 25 million Android devices, according to new research by Israeli cyber-security firm Check Point.

Apps ignore restrictions
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Tuesday, 09 July 2019 13:09

Apps ignore restrictions


Even saying no is not enough

Security boffins have found more than 1,000 Android apps that skirted restrictions, allowing them to gather precise geolocation data and phone identifiers behind your back.

Huawei waiting to see if it can use Android
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Otherwise, it is Plan B which will kick Google in its base

China’s Huawei is awaiting guidance from the US Department of Commerce on whether it can resume using Google’s Android mobile operating system on upcoming smartphones.