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Android Security Updates for July are now available with OTA and Factory Images

The first week of a new month means a fresh batch of Android security updates. Hot on the tails of Android P Beta 3 (Developer Preview 4), Google has posted the Android Security Bulletins for the month of July. These bulletins mark the release of the latest security updates for Pixel, Nexus, and other Android...

Android P Beta 3 is here for Google Pixel/Pixel XL & Google Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL

Google's developer preview program continues as the company releases yet another beta build, Android P Beta 3 (Developer Preview 4). Today, the third beta version is available for download for the Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel 2, and Google Pixel 2 XL. The first preview version was released in March, which brought an almost complete...

Millions of users’ data leaked through misconfigured Firebase backends

Millions of users' data have been leaked because of misconfigured Firebase backends, according to a report from Appthority. Around 113GB of data over 2,271 databases were exposed publicly as a result of being misconfigured. Firebase is a Backend-as-a-Service offering by Google which was reported to be the fastest growing SDK in 2017. The service is...

Google is adding ‘Nearby’ API to Chromebooks for connecting to BLE beacons

Google added its Nearby feature to Android phones back in 2015 and upgrading it to version 2.0 nearly a year ago. The premise is simple - your phone listens for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and inaudible sounds to find out if you are in the proximity of other capable devices. Shops or brands often use BLE beacons...

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 render shows slim bezels and no home button

Android tablets are not the trendy devices they used to be. There was a time when every Android OEM was releasing a tablet, but those days are long gone. Samsung is one of the few OEMs still pumping out decent Android tablets. The latest tablet to leak is the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, and it...

Nokia 3.1 now available in US for $159 from Best Buy & Amazon

Since acquiring the licensing rights to sell Nokia-branded smartphones we have seen HMD Global achieve great success in the market. While some OEMs opt for heavy customizations in their software, HMD Global has opted to join the Android One program for all of their devices and as such have been able to quickly roll out...

Discover the RhinoShield Case Options for the OnePlus 6

If you're looking for a quality case with a minimal design and maximum protection, RhinoShield has a few solutions for you to choose from. Owners of the OnePlus 6 will find that the CrashGuard and SolidSuit cases make a perfect companion for your phone. There are several different design and colors to match your OnePlus...

Samsung Galaxy On6 launched in India with 5.6-inch Infinity Display

In January, Samsung launched the Galaxy On7 Prime with Samsung Mall in India. The phone itself turned out to be a re-brand of the Galaxy J7 Prime, which was released in 2016. This meant that it could not compete with phones such as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. The company then launched the Galaxy...

OnePlus 6 Red model with 8GB RAM & 128GB storage announced

With respect to color variants, the strategy of OnePlus has been to release a new phone with standard colors, followed by special color variants released at a later point in time. The special color variants for the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T were Soft Gold and Midnight Black respectively. The company later released a...

US Senator pushes government to stop using old VPN tech and use WireGuard

VPNs have played a pivotal role in today's age, allowing users to bypass geographical restrictions and keep their data relatively secure from prying eyes. While the use of a VPN is recommended against not using one at all when dealing with important information, some of the most popular VPNs have their own set of problems...

ReadItToMe reads and lets you respond by voice to your Whatsapp, Telegram, and Hangouts messages

Part of the beauty of Android is that you can pretty much make an application for anything, though sometimes that does require root access. ReadItToMe reads your WhatsApp, Telegram, and Hangouts messages out loud for you when enabled, allowing you to respond entirely with your voice as well. It means that you won't have to...