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Samsung’s One UI 3 update reportedly adds annoying app-killing behavior

In its latest One UI 3.0 update, Samsung seems to have introduced a new app-killing policy that’s affecting how some apps work in the background. The restriction appears to be aggressive, breaking many apps in the process of its implementation. As discovered by the Urbandroid Team, the developers of popular apps such as Sleep as Android and...

PSA: Your phone’s software may be killing your favorite apps in the background

One of the most common problems that Android users encounter is apps being killed in the background. This ugly problem can rear its head in many ways. You're multitasking between a few apps and suddenly one reloads, losing your place. Or an app you rely on to run in the background just stops working. Whatever the...

[Discussion] Do you think 4GBs of RAM is enough for a smartphone today?

As time goes, smartphones keep getting better and better. Manufacturers come up with new ways to cram beefy specs inside little packages. They learned how to reduce the size of bezels, put the fingerprint scanner underneath the display, and, unfortunately, remove the 3.5mm headphone jack. One thing that has been a topic of controversy is...

Every Android device is susceptible to a hardware vulnerability called RAMpage

We have consistently seen various vectors of attack rear their head when it comes to Android smartphones. We've seen Shattered Trust, Cloak and Dagger, and Rowhammer, just to name a few. RAMpage is the latest one on the block, and while it is a hardware vulnerability, it doesn't necessarily need physical access to your device...

Galaxy S7 Edge Tentative RAM Management Test Shows Improvement Over Predecessors

Let's just admit it upfront: Samsung makes good phones. As a loose and general statement, there is a lot of truth in it. At any given point of Android's history, Samsung has been making devices that are competitive to the prevailing market leaders, and in a lot of instances, they are the market leader themselves. Samsung...