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Google Is 'Pausing' Work On Allo In Favor 'Chat,' An RCS-Based Messaging Standard 145 comments
ZTE Exports Ban May Mean No Google Apps, a Death Sentence For Its Smartphones 139 comments
Chrome 66 Arrives With Autoplaying Content Blocked By Default 88 comments
Google Appears To Be Testing iPhone X-Style Gesture Navigation In Android P 18 comments
Some Android Device Makers Are Lying About Security Patch Updates 116 comments
Google's Phone App Is Getting the Power To Send Spam Calls Straight To Voicemail 85 comments
LG's Upcoming 'G7 ThinQ' Smartphone To Feature Almost-Bezel-Less Display With Notch, Launch On May 2nd 51 comments
Ask Slashdot: Do You Miss Windows Phone? 284 comments
Intel Tells Users to Uninstall Remote Keyboard App Over Unpatched Security Bugs 16 comments
Slashdot Asks: Should Android OEMs Adopt the iPhone's Notch? 240 comments
Facebook Is Changing the Way It Stores Call, Text History 55 comments
Google Is Considering Launching a Mid-Range Pixel Phone This Summer, Claims Report 40 comments
Verizon Plans To Launch a Palm Smartphone Later This Year 45 comments
Oracle Wins Revival of Billion-Dollar Case Against Google 332 comments
Facebook Acknowledges It Has Been Keeping Records of Android Users' Calls, Texts 97 comments
Google Starts Blocking 'Uncertified' Android Devices From Logging In 179 comments
Face ID Deemed Too Costly To Copy, Android Makers Target In-Display Fingerprint Sensors Instead 129 comments
Facebook Scraped Call, Text Message Data For Years From Android Phones 158 comments
Some Galaxy S9/S9+ Units Have Large Dead Zones On the Touchscreen 31 comments
Best Buy Stops Selling Huawei Smartphones 88 comments
Android Is Now as Safe as the Competition, Google Says 116 comments
Android Wear Needs More Than a New Name To Fight Apple Watch 90 comments
Samsung Will Begin Offering Same-Day Repairs On Galaxy Phones This Week 19 comments
Lenovo Lays Off a Chunk of Its Motorola Smartphone Team 48 comments
Android Beats iOS In Smartphone Loyalty, Study Finds 145 comments
Android P Drops Support For Nexus Phones, Pixel Tablet 86 comments
Google Launches First Android P Developer Preview 42 comments
Chrome 65 Arrives With Material Design Extensions Page, New Developer Features 34 comments
Google Lens Is Coming To All Android Phones Running Google Photos 57 comments
Bad iPhone Notches Are Happening To Good Android Phones 260 comments
Pop-Up Cameras Could Soon Be a Mobile Trend 58 comments
Samsung Announces the Galaxy S9 With a Dual Aperture Camera, AR Emojis 137 comments
Flixster Video Shuts Down 33 comments
The Swype Smartphone Keyboard Is Dead 95 comments
Google Just Launched Another Answer To Apple Pay 138 comments
We've Reached Peak Smartphone 222 comments
FBI, CIA, and NSA: Don't Use Huawei Phones 238 comments
Huawei Got People To Write Fake Reviews For An Unreleased Phone 39 comments
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Benchmarks Show An Incredible GPU, Faster CPU 52 comments
Google's Next Android Overhaul Will Embrace iPhone's 'Notch' 179 comments
Chinese Phone Maker Xiaomi Deletes a Public MIUI vs Android One Twitter Poll After Voting Didn't Go Its Way 61 comments
Android Wear Is Getting Killed, and It's All Qualcomm's Fault 174 comments
Rejoice: Samsung's Next Flagship Smartphone Looks To Keep the Headphone Jack Alive 193 comments
Android Messages May Soon Let You Text From the Web 48 comments
Android Oreo Passes 1 Percent Adoption After 5 Months, Nougat Finally Takes First Place 98 comments
Google Enables Pixel Visual Core For Better Instagram, Snapchat, and WhatsApp Photos 22 comments
Chrome OS Is Almost Ready To Replace Android On Tablets 61 comments
LG Settles Bootloop Lawsuit With $425 Cash Or a $700 Rebate Toward a New LG Phone 38 comments
Google Play Removed 700,000 Bad Apps In 2017, 70 Percent More Than In 2016 38 comments
OnePlus Is Again Sending User Data To a Chinese Company Without User Consent 152 comments
Android Can Now Tell You How Fast Wi-Fi Networks Are Before You Join Them 44 comments
Yale Privacy Lab and Exodus Privacy's F-Droid Android App Store is a Replacement for Google Play That Features Only FOSS Apps That Don't Do Any Tracking 60 comments
Google Releases Fix For Chromecast Wi-Fi Crashes 32 comments
Google's Fuchsia OS On the Pixelbook 72 comments
Wine 3.0 Released 153 comments
Researchers Uncover Android Malware With Never-Before-Seen Spying Capabilities 102 comments
OnePlus Customers Report Credit Card Fraud After Buying From the Company's Website 63 comments
Google Pulls 60 Apps From Play Store After Malware Exposes Kids To Porn 49 comments
Future Samsung Phones Will Have a Working FM Radio Chip 215 comments
Samsung Will Unveil the Galaxy S9 Next Month At Mobile World Congress 55 comments
'I Tried the First Phone With An In-Display Fingerprint Sensor' 70 comments
Google Rebrands All Its Payment Solutions As 'Google Pay' 69 comments
Google Says Almost All CPUs Since 1995 Vulnerable To 'Meltdown' And 'Spectre' Flaws 269 comments
$30 Unlocked Android Smartphones To Launch in India This Month 82 comments
Google Stops Selling the Pixel C Android Tablet 48 comments
HTC, Motorola Say They Don't Slow Old Phones Like Apple Does 133 comments
Chrome OS Will Finally Run Android Apps in the Background 42 comments
Snowden's New App Haven Uses Your Smartphone To Physically Guard Your Laptop 134 comments
Ask Slashdot: Are There Any Alternatives To Android Or iOS? 304 comments
'Loapi' Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Is Causing Phone Batteries To Bulge 55 comments
Chinese Backdoor Still Active on Many Android Devices 30 comments
Chrome 64 Beta Adds Sitewide Audio Muting, Pop-Up Blocker, Windows 10 HDR Video 43 comments
Google Is Shutting Down Project Tango 37 comments
Andy Rubin's Essential Phone Considered Anything But 150 comments
Google Puts Android Accessibility Crackdown On Hold 28 comments
Android 8.0 Oreo For Android Wear Released 10 comments
Inside Oracle's Cloak-and-dagger Political War With Google 86 comments
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Boosts CPU and GPU Performance, Delivers 4K HDR Capture, 3x Faster AI Processing 48 comments
Qualcomm Announces Latest Snapdragon 845 Processor 38 comments
A Popular Virtual Keyboard App Leaks 31 Million Users' Personal Data 65 comments
Android Go Will Make the Most Basic Phones Run Smoothly 102 comments
Google Bans Apps From Displaying Lock Screen Ads 58 comments
Microsoft's Edge Browser Now Generally Available For iOS, Android 140 comments
Google Launches App That Can Help You Track and Conserve Mobile Data 46 comments
66 Percent of Popular Android Cryptocurrency Apps Don't Use Encryption 32 comments
Recent Blu Update Locks Users out of Their Phones 81 comments
Three Quarters of Android Apps Track Users With Third Party Tools, Says Study 46 comments
Researchers Identify 44 Trackers in More Than 300 Android Apps 87 comments
Microsoft Office Now Available On All Chromebooks 113 comments
The Pixel 2's Dormant 'Visual Core' Chip Gets Activated In Latest Android Developer Preview 32 comments
Regulators Question Google Over Location Data 19 comments
Samsung's Galaxy S9 Will Appear At CES In January, Says Report 41 comments
Google Collects Android Users' Locations Even When Location Services Are Disabled 196 comments
Even New Phones Are No Longer Guaranteed To Have the Latest Version of Android 158 comments
OnePlus 5T Featuring 6-inch AMOLED Display, 3.5mm Headphone Jack Launched 54 comments
UC Browser Mobile App Disappears From Google Play Store 34 comments
OnePlus Phones Come Preinstalled With a Factory App That Can Root Devices 73 comments
Uber Drivers In Lagos Are Using a Fake GPS App To Inflate Rider Fares 86 comments
Google To Kill a Bunch of Useful Android Apps That Rely On Accessibility Services 105 comments
CopperheadOS Fights Unlicensed Installations On Nexus Phones 97 comments
Chrome Update Kills Annoying Redirects and Trick-To-Click Popups 41 comments
A Huge Redesign Is Coming To Snapchat 42 comments
Fake WhatsApp App Downloaded 1 Million Times 51 comments
Some Google Pixel 2 XL Units Shipped Without an Operating System 34 comments
Android Oreo Bug Sends Thousands of Phones Into Infinite Boot Loops 78 comments
A Surge of Sites and Apps Are Exhausting Your CPU To Mine Cryptocurrency 128 comments
BlackBerry CEO Promises To Try To Break Customers' Encryption If the US Government Asks Him To 107 comments
Everything New In the Android 8.1 Oreo Developer Preview 42 comments
Google Addresses Pixel 2 XL Display Issues, Pixel 2 Clicking Sounds With Software Updates 103 comments
Roku Wants To Start Streaming To Third-Party Devices 25 comments
Some Pixel 2 Users Are Complaining About A High-Pitched Whine and Clicking Noises 105 comments
Essential Announces $200 (29%) Discount on Phones -- Price Dropped To $499 106 comments
Google Offers $1,000 Bounties For Hacking Dropbox, Tinder, Snapchat, and Others 39 comments
Google Says 64 Percent of Chrome Traffic On Android Now Protected With HTTPS, 75 Percent On Mac, 66 Percent On Windows 90 comments
How Google's Pixel 2 'Now Playing' Song Identification Works 129 comments
Samsung To Let Proper Linux Distros Run on Galaxy Smartphones 226 comments
ZTE Launches Axon M, a Foldable, Dual-Screened Smartphone 61 comments
Android Oreo Helps Google's Pixel 2 Smartphones Outperform Other Android Flagships 91 comments
Essential Is Getting Sued For Allegedly Stealing Wireless Connector Technology 43 comments
Google Is Really Good At Design 187 comments
Down the Rabbit Hole With a BLU Phone Infection 43 comments
Is the Chromebook the New Android Tablet? 182 comments
Failed Palo Alto Startup Pivots From Trying To Be an 'Android Killer' To Self-driving Tech 71 comments
OxygenOS Telemetry Lets OnePlus Tie Phones To Individual Users 164 comments
Slashdot Asks: Does the World Need a Third Mobile OS? 304 comments
Can Cheap Android Tablets Bridge the Digital Divide? 111 comments
Microsoft Brings Edge To Android and IOS 127 comments
Google Is Latest Company To Ditch Headphone Jack In Its Newest Smartphones 391 comments
Why Google Needs Gadgets 37 comments
Ask Slashdot: Why Would Anyone Want To Spend $1,000 on a Smartphone? 487 comments
Bill Gates Has An Android Phone. Has Microsoft Changed? 156 comments
Linux LTS Kernels To Now Be Maintained For Six Years 79 comments
Not Many People Are Buying Andy Rubin's iPhone-Killer Essential Phone, It Seems 148 comments
Firefox For iOS Gets Tracking Protection, Firefox Focus For Android Gets Tabs 28 comments
Security Researchers Warn that Third-Party GO Keyboard App is Spying on Millions of Android Users 65 comments
Google Buys Part of HTC's Smartphone Team For $1.1 Billion 92 comments
Samsung Finally Lets You Disable the Bixby Button Without a Third-Party App 55 comments
Essential Phone Now Supported By All Four Major Carriers (Including Verizon) 53 comments
Apple's A11 Bionic Chip In iPhone 8 and iPhone X Smokes Android Handsets In Early Benchmarks 332 comments
PSA: Google Will Delete Your Android Backups If Your Device Is Inactive For Two Months 166 comments
Target's Sales Floors Are Switching From Apple To Android Devices 137 comments
BlueBorne Vulnerabilities Impact Over 5 Billion Bluetooth-Enabled Devices 121 comments
Android Always Beats the iPhone To New Features, Qualcomm Says 177 comments
I Downloaded an App. Suddenly, I was a Rescue Dispatcher. 172 comments
Galaxy Note 8 Sets New Pre-Order Record For Samsung Despite Last Year's Disaster 39 comments
Google Is Apparently Ready To Buy Smartphone Maker HTC 102 comments
Android Oreo Bug Eats Up Mobile Data Even When On Wi-Fi 89 comments
Android Oreo's Rollback Protection Will Block OS Downgrades 119 comments
TrustZone Downgrade Attack Opens Android Devices To Old Vulnerabilities 45 comments
Android One Is Anything But Dead, Google Reaffirms With Xiaomi Mi A1 97 comments
Vulnerabilities Discovered In Mobile Bootloaders of Major Vendors 76 comments
With Android Oreo, Google Is Introducing Linux Kernel Requirements 120 comments
Huawei Unveils AI Mobile Chipset Said To Rival A11 Processor In Upcoming iPhones 77 comments
Petition Asks the Developers of Phoenix OS to Open Source the Kernel 34 comments
LG Announces V30 Smartphone With 'FullVision' OLED Display, Dual Cameras 45 comments
Uber Says It'll Stop Tracking Riders After They're Dropped Off 69 comments
Palm Devices Are Coming In 2018 Without WebOS, Says Report 81 comments
Google Unveils ARCore, Its Answer To Apple's ARKit 40 comments
Tech Firms Team Up To Take Down 'WireX' Android DDoS Botnet 29 comments
Google Pulls 500+ Backdoored Apps With Over 100 Million Downloads From Google Play 58 comments
Slashdot Asks: What Are Your Favorite Android Oreo Features? 277 comments
Sony Loses Class Action Lawsuit In Waterproof Claims For Original Xperia Z Line 23 comments
Android O Is Now Officially Android Oreo 132 comments
postmarketOS Pursues A Linux-Based, LTS OS For Android Phones 111 comments
Android O Is Officially Launching August 21 86 comments
The Verge's Essential Phone Review: An Arcane Artifact From an Unrealized Future 55 comments
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Batteries Are Being Recalled For Overheating Risk 77 comments
Essential Phone Will Ship Next Week, Shortly After Breaking $1 Billion Valuation 88 comments
Google Allo For Chrome Finally Arrives, But Only For Android Users 88 comments
App Developers Should Charge More If They Want People To Buy Subscriptions, Suggests Report 50 comments
Opera Kills Off Its Free Data-Saving App, Opera Max 25 comments
Spyware Apps Found on Google Play Store 37 comments
Apple Refuses To Enable iPhone Emergency Settings that Could Save Countless Lives 279 comments
T-Mobile To Launch Its Own Branded Budget Smartphone 17 comments
Android 8.0's 'Streaming OS Updates' Will Work Even If Your Phone Is Full 40 comments
YouTube Adds Mobile Chat, Because Google Doesn't Have Enough Messaging Apps 25 comments
OpenSSL Support In Debian Unstable Drops TLS 1.0/1.1 Support 76 comments
BLU Claims Innocence, Gets Phones Reinstated On Amazon 43 comments
Lenovo Switches To Stock Android For All Future Smartphones 80 comments
Google Now Permits Android Apps That Facilitate Gambling With Real Money 44 comments
Google's Message To Developers: Fix Your App's Performance Issues Else See Them Demoted On Play Store 65 comments
Amazon Suspends Sales of Blu Android Phones Due To Privacy Concerns 66 comments
Is the iPhone 'Years' Ahead of Android In Photography? 408 comments
Bluetooth Battery Level Indicators May Soon Be Coming To Android 28 comments
Do Kill Switches Deter Cellphone Theft? 97 comments
Stealthy Google Play Apps Recorded Calls and Stole Emails 55 comments
Samsung Said To Open Its Pay Service, Could Make It Available On Rival Companies' Smartphones 47 comments
Some Low-Cost Android Phones Come at a Price -- Your Privacy 89 comments
Motorola Unveils the Moto Z2 Force, a Smartphone With Double the Cameras and a Shatterproof Screen 47 comments
Samsung's 'Bixby' Voice Assistant Finally Launches In US 40 comments
Android Backdoor 'GhostCtrl' Can Silently Record Your Audio, Video and More 69 comments
Some OnePlus 5s Are Reportedly Rebooting After Dialing 911 59 comments
End of the Line For Remix OS as Jide Shifts Its Energy Towards the Enterprise 30 comments
HTC Keyboard Ads Likely an Error, But Damage is Already Done 142 comments
Windows Phone Dies Today 233 comments
RED Launches a $1,200 Smartphone With a 'Hydrogen Holographic Display' 76 comments
Google May Face Another Record EU Fine, This Time Over Android 192 comments
Google Photos 3.0 Released, Bringing Smarter Sharing, Suggestions and Shared Libraries 54 comments
Mozilla Launches Privacy-Minded 'Firefox Focus' Browser For Android 58 comments
OnePlus 5, 'The Best Sub-$500 Phone You Can Buy', Launched 174 comments
Steve Jobs Wanted the First iPhone To Have a Permanent Back Button Like Android 208 comments
Samsung's Bixby Voice Assistant Is Finally Coming to the US -- But Only As a Preview 21 comments
Google Adds Android App Support To Additional Chromebooks 13 comments
Samsung Left Millions Vulnerable To Hackers Because It Forgot To Renew a Domain 54 comments
Google Hires Key Apple Chip Architect To Build Custom Chips For Pixel Phones 52 comments
Google Launches Android O Developer Preview 3 With Final APIs 16 comments
With Essential, 'Already a Unicorn', Andy Rubin Wants To Disrupt the Apple-Samsung 'Duopoly' 86 comments
Moving On From Fire Phone Turmoil, Amazon Plans New Android Smartphones: Report 40 comments
Google Quadruples Top Reward For Hacking Android To $200,000 14 comments
Andy Rubin Says Essential's Ambient OS Will Be Open Source, Hints at Better Update Cycle 28 comments
Essential Home is an Amazon Echo Competitor That 'Puts Privacy First' 68 comments
PC Market Could Return To Growth in 2019 94 comments
Android Creator Andy Rubin Launches Top-of-the-line Essential Phone 193 comments
Malicious Apps Brought Ad-Clicking 'Judy' Malware To Millions Of Android Phones 55 comments
Facebook's Instant Articles Platform To Support Google AMP, Apple News 23 comments
T-Mobile's 'Digits' Program Revamps the Phone Number 51 comments
And Now, a Brief Definition of the Web 64 comments
'Sony Needs a Fresh Hit' 123 comments
Samsung's Galaxy S8 Active Looks Like a Rugged LG G6 31 comments
Hackers Hit Russian Bank Customers, Planned International Cyber Raids 19 comments
Google Launches Google Assistant On the iPhone 6 comments
Google Home Gets Notifications, Hands-Free Calling, a TV Interface and More 37 comments
Amazon Refreshes Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 Tablets 28 comments
Android Now Supports the Kotlin Programming Language 91 comments
Google Takes Another Shot At Making Android Great On Low-Budget Smartphones 55 comments
Google's Android Now Powers More Than 2 Billion Devices 30 comments
HTC Launches 'U11' Squeezable Smartphone With Snapdragon 835 CPU, No Headphone Jack 69 comments
Motorola Looks at Dirt-Cheap Smartphones Again, Launches Moto C and Moto C Plus 55 comments
Netflix Says No To Unlocked Android Smartphones 255 comments
Slashdot Asks: In the Wake Of Ransomware Attacks, Should Tech Companies Change Policies To Support Older OSs Indefinitely? 360 comments
Google's 'Project Treble' Could Lead To Faster Android Updates 83 comments
Google Maps Now Uses Street View To Show You Exactly Where To Make Turns 25 comments
Microsoft Is Surprisingly Comfortable With Its New Place In a Mobile, Apple, and Android World 73 comments
Google's Upcoming 'Fuchsia' Smartphone OS Dumps Linux, Has a Wild New UI 219 comments
Global App Usage Still Rising, and Users in the US Spend 135 Minutes a Day in Them 47 comments
A New Instance of Android Malware is Discovered Every 10 Seconds, Say Researchers 106 comments
User Expresses Privacy Concerns After Software Update Replaces Default Phone App 95 comments
Over 200 Android Apps Are Currently Using Ultrasonic Beacons To Track Users 192 comments
Court Rules In 'Sextortion' Case That Phone PINs Are Not Protected By Fifth Amendment 410 comments
Open Ports Create Backdoors In Millions of Smartphones 122 comments
Anbox Can Run Android Apps Natively On Linux (In A Container) 66 comments
Samsung Will Fix the Galaxy S8 Red Tint Issue With a Software Update 31 comments
Benchmarks Show Galaxy S8 With Snapdragon 835 Is a Much Faster Android Handset 82 comments
Google Agrees To Open Android To Other Search Engines In Russia 64 comments
Samsung Blocks Ability To Remap Galaxy S8's Bixby Button 119 comments
Google Photos Can Now Stabilize All Your Shaky Phone Camera Videos 54 comments
Samsung Is Delaying the 'Voice' Part of Its New Bixby Voice Assistant 38 comments
Google Ruins the Assistant's Shopping List, Turns It Into a Big Google Express Ad 99 comments
Google Announces Android Cross-Licensing Program 'PAX' -- But Why? 33 comments
Android Devices Can Be Fatally Hacked By Malicious Wi-Fi Networks 154 comments
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