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The state of Android security: Great on Oreo, but most phones are missing out

Google has released its annual report on Android security and the message is clear: The devices running the latest version of Android are among the safest you can buy. Through a combination of features such as Google Play Protect and Instant Apps, the bug bounty program, and machine learning, Google …

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Report: Nearly 90 percent of smartphones worldwide run Android

Android just reached a new milestone in its worldwide dominance over iOS. According to new research from Strategy Analytics, 87.5 percent of smartphones in the world are now running Android. Shipments hit a total of 328.6 million for 3rd quarter of 2016, which is up 10.3 percent up year-on-year. While …

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Android device updates: Android 7.1 dev version announced, Galaxy Tab S finally gets Marshmallow

It’s been a pretty slow few weeks in the world of Android updates. On the one hand, Andoid 7.1 is right around the corner, although coming first to the Google Pixel. Samsung’s a little busy putting out fires, but there is some fresh Nougat to be found with the Nougat-powered …

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Hands-on: Google Assistant’s Allo chatbot outdoes Cortana, Siri as your digital pal

Tucked within Google’s unremarkable Allo messaging app is a real treasure: Google Assistant, which injects Google Now with an eager-to-please personality that finally provides the give-and-take other digital assistants lack. We’ve always talked about Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Google Now as the three digital assistants from the top smartphone …

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Android device updates: T-Mobile versions of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge get Samsung Cloud access

It’s been a rough few weeks for Samsung with the Note7 crisis. But one thing the company has done rather well with over the last several months has been pushing out frequent security updates. They don’t come as zippy as they do on Nexus devices, but you’ll find that the …

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Android device updates: Verizon Galaxy S7, S7 Edge get key updates, AT&T phones add Wi-Fi calling

So you’re probably all excited about those Pixel phone rumors and all of the cool features coming with Android Nougat.  They are pretty grand, but there’s still the grunt work to be done in churning out updates for existing phones. A few popular phones got some update joy this week, …

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Android device updates: August security patches are on their way for Nexus devices

The Android update world slowed to a crawl this week. But there was plenty of other news to get our attention, with Samsung showing off the Galaxy Note 7 and several new rumors about all the new software tricks in the upcoming Nexus phones.  Each week, we compile all the …

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