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Android Security Bulletin for April is Now Available with OTA and Factory Images

A new month means it's time for a new security patch. Google has just released the April 2018 security patch for Nexus and Pixel devices. Factory images and OTA files are already available for download. The devices included are the Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and...

Google will start removing Chrome extensions with cryptocurrency mining scripts

Despite new regulatory hurdles and a market downturn, the adoption of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin shows no sign of slowing down. In fact, it has given rise to a cottage industry: cryptocurrency mining, or the process of validating transactions and obtaining cryptocurrency in return. Those transactions become more computationally intensive over time. These days, mining...

Google is possibly preparing a mid-range Pixel device to launch in India

Google, like many other smartphone OEMs, realizes India is one of the biggest emerging markets when it comes to mobile and online activity. The market in India is unique compared to Google's home country of the United States. This has resulted in the company going the extra mile to meet the demands of these potential customers....

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is receiving the Android Oreo update

Last week was a big week for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 on US carriers. It started off with the AT&T model getting the Android Oreo update. A couple of days later, the Verizon and Sprint models joined the party. That only left T-Mobile as the last major US carrier to deliver the update. T-Mobile...

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 receives unofficial LineageOS 15.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo with nearly everything working

The Xiaomi Mi Max series is aimed at the phablet enthusiast: huge screen sizes and huge batteries are the main selling points. The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 offers a gargantuan 6.4" screen and a 5,300 mAh battery. The device launched with Android 7.1 Nougat with MIUI 8.5, and while the device is expected to receive...

Google Home and Home Mini set to launch in India in April

The Google Home was launched in 2016 for $129 as Google's first smart speaker. Since then, Google has also launched the affordable Home Mini as well as the high-end Home Max in markets such as the US. However, the company has yet to launch any of its smart speakers in India. A new report by NDTV...

Site Isolation in Google Chrome will roll out in version 67

Google Chrome is the most popular web browser worldwide, but that doesn't mean it's free from flaws. Consistently, Chrome has distinguished itself as a fast web browser, and its minimalist user interface has been praised as well. On the other hand, the browser's heavy usage of system resources has been criticized by users. Users generally...