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Is your smartphone lying to you about having the latest Android security updates?

12 days ago   |   By Beta News

If you thought your Android phone was patched with all of the latest security updates, it might be time to think again. A report by Security Research Labs found that some phone manufacturers were not only failing to deliver security updates, but were hiding this fact from users. The company found that some devices suffered a "patch gap" whereby manufacturers altered the date reported to Android - and users - about when security updates were last installed, without actually installing any patches. See also: Discover the best apps and games with Google's Android Excellence April 2018 update...
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Verizon's HTC 10 phones get Oreo update

12 days ago   |   By Android Community

If you own an HTC 10 smartphone which you got from Verizon, you probably would have given up waiting for an update to Android Oreo. In most cases, giving up would be the logical thing to do, except that in this case, Verizon actually came up with the goods. The US carrier is now updating...
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Android phones may have hidden missed security patches from you

12 days ago   |   By Android Community

One measure of security a user has when using an Android device is when you get the monthly security patches from Google. But what happens when you discover that some Android phone manufacturers - and alas, seemingly even Google themselves - skip these patches and just adjust the date displayed on your phone settings? That...
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Is your Android phone hiding security updates from you?

Is your Android phone hiding security updates from you?

12 days ago   |   By Tech Radar

Android smartphone users may be being left at risk of attack due to a lack of security protection - despite thinking they were properly protected. Security researchers have claimed that many Android devices could be lacking proper security protection due to vendors not making the right security updates available to users of their smartphones. Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell from Security Research Labs carried out two years of research across a wide range of Android smartphones, finding that many were not provided with the latest vital security updates as soon as they became available. Some...
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OnePlus 6 to get on board the Super Slow Motion train

OnePlus 6 to get on board the Super Slow Motion train

Not to be outdone by Sony, Samsung and Huawei, the upcoming OnePlus 6 will seemingly sport a Super Slow Motion feature, as tipped by its unveiling event invitation you see on... Read more ...

Here are the carriers that will support Google Chat from the get-go

Here are the carriers that will support Google Chat from the get-go

Google recently announced a new, unified messaging platform called Chat. Pausing development on the text-based Allo and video-oriented Duo, Google has finally decided to focus... Read more ...

Samsung reports record operating profits for Q1; Galaxy S9 production cut...

Samsung reports record operating profits for Q1; Galaxy S9 production cut says analyst

Earlier this month, Samsung gave a preview of its first quarter earnings and said that it would report record operating profits. And sure enough, the company announced on... Read more ...

Samsung says it has seen ‘slow demand' for the OLED panels it supplies for...

Samsung says it has seen ‘slow demand' for the OLED panels it supplies for the iPhone X

Over the recent week, we've seen a handful of suppliers report slowing demand for parts purchased by Apple for the iPhone X. Now, Samsung is joining that chorus, saying that it... Read more ...

OnePlus 5 and 5T soon to be updated with new touch gesture, other improvements

OnePlus 5 and 5T soon to be updated with new touch gesture, other improvements

Although OnePlus 6 is one of the hottest subjects these days, two other OnePlus smartphones will get important software improvements - the OnePlus 5 and 5T. New open beta... Read more ...

AT&T gained over 300,000 net new postpaid phone subscribers in Q1 2018

AT&T gained over 300,000 net new postpaid phone subscribers in Q1 2018

The nation's second largest wireless carrier, AT&T, reported today that it lost 22,000 postpaid phone subscribers during the first quarter of 2018 compared to the fourth... Read more ...

OnePlus 6 Confirmed For May 16 Announcement

OnePlus 6 Confirmed For May 16 Announcement

According to a recent report, it was suggested that the OnePlus 6 could be announced on the 18th of May. It turns out that the report was almost accurate because OnePlus has... Read more ...

New report says Apple won't be able to fully drop Qualcomm as an iPhone...

New report says Apple won't be able to fully drop Qualcomm as an iPhone supplier this year

As its relationship with Qualcomm continues to strain, Apple is looking to move away from the chipmaker entirely as an iPhone supplier. A new report from Fast Company today... Read more ...

Justice Department investigating Huawei for violating U.S. sanctions on Iran

Justice Department investigating Huawei for violating U.S. sanctions on Iran

According to the Wall Street Journal, the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Chinese phone manufacturer and network supplier Huawei. The company already caught the... Read more ...

Xiaomi's initial US push strangely doesn't involve its phones

Xiaomi's initial US push strangely doesn't involve its phones

Smartphone enthusiasts will have likely heard of Xiaomi. It's the Chinese smartphone manufacturer behind dazzling phones like the Mi Mix 2 , and it has quickly shot up to being... Read more ...