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Google CEO Recognises Danger of Data Monopoly, Outlines Plan for Expansion into China

Very few companies (in the grand scheme of things) have access to your data, and even fewer have the same amount of access to all of your data. Google probably has the most data on its users out of all companies, tracking page usage through its adverts program of users and being able to tailor...

Google Publishes Android’s Security Bulletin Details for October 2017

Right on schedule, Google has published their new Android Security Bulletin during the first work week of the new month. Last month's security patches for Android came with fixes for the Blueborne Bluetooth attack vector and this month comes with a slew of vulnerability patches as well. Just like we've seen in other months as...

Google is Rumored to Launch a “Made for Google” Certification Program

For years, Google never really did much in the hardware space but the company hit a grand slam when it came to the Chromecast. They've sold tens of millions of units so far and it has helped them form the new hardware division that is inside the company right now. As they've grown this division,...

Report: Samsung to Make $4 Billion More in Revenue from Components in the iPhone X than S8

With the new iPhone X scheduled to be release soon, an analysis from Counterpoint Technology was done on behalf of The Wall Street Journal. According to their report, Samsung is expected to earn $4 billion more in revenue thanks to the components Apple is using in the iPhone X than if the company was to use...

AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo Available on Sony’s Open Devices program

Compared to other Android smartphone makers right now, Sony puts a lot of effort into the open source part of Android. The company contributes a lot of code to AOSP and they've been known to be quite friendly to developers as well. It was just last month when the company released build instructions on how...

MediaTek Reportedly Regaining Market Share from Qualcomm in the Chinese SoC Market

The popularity of various system on a chip vendors generally depends on where you live. In the United States, Qualcomm has various cellular patents that make their SoCs popular in the region, to say the least. In places like India and China though, Qualcomm is less prevalent due to the sensitive pricing market. Since the...

Official TWRP for Google Pixel and Pixel XL Updated with Android Oreo Data Decryption Support

TWRP is widely regarded as the Swiss army knife of the Android modding scene, and it's available in a wide array of devices. The world-famous custom recovery distribution was officially released for the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL in November 2016, shortly after its launch, however, the installation process had been kind of wonky...

New SuperSU and suhide Updates Bring Minor Bug Fixes

While many of us were enjoying our weekend off from the stress of our daily lives, Chainfire was busy wrapping up two small bug fix updates for two of his applications. We aren't to expect any big features or changes in these updates, but  SuperSU as well as suhide both received new updates that bring...

Protect your Expensive Galaxy Note 8 with a RhinoShield CrashGaurd Bumper

  The Galaxy Note 8 is one of the most expensive phones available right now. Owners of this device have paid nearly $1000 for this 6.3" borderless phone. The shape of the infinity display make good cases for this phone hard to find. The CrashGaurd bumper from RhinoShield is our favorite bumper and one of the...

With the Note 8, Samsung No Longer Delivers Embarrassing Real-World Performance [Comparing Note 8, Pixel XL, OnePlus 5]

For the longest time, TouchWiz was often criticized for its inability to get with the times and correct some of its longest-running points of criticism. Bloatware, a myriad of redundant features, outdated aesthetics and sub-par performance were the main things that stood out to many enthusiasts -- particularly those enamored with stock Android. Through many...