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

3 monthes 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

3 monthes 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

3 monthes 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?

3 monthes 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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A phone for camping, media, and general self-defense, the Mi Max 3 is official

A phone for camping, media, and general self-defense, the Mi Max 3 is official

Hide your children, the 7-inchers are coming! That could very well be the newly-minted Mi Max 3's battle cry, as it's the first "phone" from a popular line with a 6.99... Read more ...

Nokia X5 launched as impressively cheap iPhone X rival - 5.1 Plus incoming?

Nokia X5 launched as impressively cheap iPhone X rival - 5.1 Plus incoming?

HMD Global has launched the Nokia X5, a cut-price Android phone that apes the look of the iPhone X. Before we get into the specs, let's get a couple of things out of the way... Read more ...

TSMC optimistic about 2018 iPhone sales after period of ‘lethargic'...

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Apple A-series chipmaker TSMC is optimistic about sales of this year's iPhones, forecasting ‘high single-digit' sales growth following ‘lethargic' demand for smartphone... Read more ...

Corning adds new Gorilla Glass DX and DX+ aimed at wearables

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Besides the announcement of the next generation Gorilla Glass 6, Corning announced yesterday two new products - Gorilla Glass DX and DX+, specifically made to combat sun glare... Read more ...

Live Images Of Honor's Upcoming Note 10 Flagship Appear

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Galaxy Watch is almost certainly the name of Samsung's next smartwatch

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Rumors and leaks about the next smartwatch from Samsung have been coming in thick and fast for the last few weeks, but the latest evidence of its existence all but confirms the... Read more ...

LG V40 ThinQ release date tipped for October

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Samsung's foldable phone will reportedly have a 7-inch screen and a...

Samsung's foldable phone will reportedly have a 7-inch screen and a secondary display

The Wall Street Journal's Timothy Martin reports that Samsung's highly anticipated foldable phone will arrive early next year with a flexible 7-inch screen and a secondary... Read more ...

Samsung Galaxy Watch gets FCC certification, supports LTE service from all...

Samsung Galaxy Watch gets FCC certification, supports LTE service from all four major U.S. carriers

Yesterday morning, we told you that it appears as though the eagerly awaited Samsung Galaxy Watch will be running on Tizen 4.0, not Wear OS. This morning, we can tell you that... Read more ...

VLC for iOS updated with Chromecast support, lots of fixes

VLC for iOS updated with Chromecast support, lots of fixes

The folks over at VideoLAN added experimental Chromecast support to their VLC app back in January, but it took the developers more than six months to deliver it in final form... Read more ...