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How to protect yourself from the Stagefright security flaw

Instead of just waiting for your phone manufacturer to issue a patch, there are a few ways you can be proactive.

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Maliciously crafted MKV video files can crash Android phones

Researchers discovered a vulnerability in Android's mediaserver component that can be exploited by malicious apps and websites.

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How to make your Android device safe for kids

Let your kids learn and play on your phone or tablet without fear of stumbling into risqué content—or mucking up your stuff.

on greenbot.com

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Google Now voice commands now work for some over-the-top messaging services

WhatsApp, Viber, Telegram, WeChat, and NextPlus now play nicely with the 'OK Google' command.

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Google pledges a speedy Stagefright security fix for Nexus devices

That still leaves the vast majority of the Android ecosystem unprotected unless the carriers and manufacturers apply Google's fix.

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Here comes the Galaxy Note 5: Samsung sends out invites for August event

The company has announced an event on Aug. 13 in New York.

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Most Android phones can be hacked with a simple MMS message or multimedia file

Vulnerabilities in the Android multimedia framework allow attackers to remotely compromise devices with ease, a researcher said.

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Oracle tries to beef up copyright case against Android

Google's mobile OS has come to 'permeate the fabric of our society,' Oracle says

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Line aims lightweight chat app at developing countries

Line Lite is under 1MB and doesn't have audio and video, but it reflects the company's strategy

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Higher-end phones help Huawei rake in the cash

Huawei's phone business is focused on making a profit, and not just shipping large volumes

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How to change your profile photo in Android Lollipop

Follow these simple steps to add a different image to your profile on an Android Lollipop phone or tablet.

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ZTE fights off low-end stereotype with high-end Axon phone

ZTE's new Axon phone will arrive next month in the US

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Android M: All the little things

Android M isn't the massive, top-to-bottom overhaul that Lollipop was, but it has plenty of features and enhancements. Here are 23 you may not know about.

on greenbot.com

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How to add, change, or delete users in Android Lollipop

This feature makes it easy to share an Android device with others, as everyone gets their own home screen configuration and access to the Play Store.

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Native visual voicemail is finally coming with Android M, report says

For now we only have a screenshot of a preview version, but it's definitely a welcome and long overdue feature.