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A vulnerability that has existed in Android for the past four years can allow hackers to modify any legitimate and digitally signed application in order to transform it into a Trojan program that can be used to steal data or take control of the OS.
If you own an Android phone, there's a small chance that you've downloaded an app with some questionable advertising tactics. Now, mobile security firm Lookout is naming and shaming the ad networks involved.
Over three quarters of Android threats are malicious apps that send SMS messages to premium rate numbers and could be mitigated by a protection feature present in Android 4.2, according to researchers from networking vendor Juniper Networks.
Android, however, will continue to dominate the market, Gartner says.
Hewlett-Packard is also bringing Android to the PC, and has unveiled a 21.5-inch all-in-one desktop installed with Google's operating system.
Intel now looks to the Android operating system as it breaks away from years of optimizing its top line of Core PC processors--including the recently launched Haswell processors--chiefly for Windows.
Samsung expands its Ativ line with new tablets, thin-and-light laptops, and just a touch of Android.
Move over Angry Birds. Sayonara, Spotify. Here are the apps you should have on your Android device right now.
The shift toward smaller tablets will accelerate in the second half of the year when a slew of tablet makers, including Apple, introduce new models with screens 8-in. or smaller, said Richard Shim, an analyst with DisplaySearch.
The Dragon Mobile Assistant app recently updated with a voice command mode. Jared Newman takes it for a drive to test Dragon's conversation skills.
Nvidia's Shield is complementary to gaming consoles for now, but the company hopes that wide adoption of Android gaming ultimately could make the $349 handheld an alternative to Xbox and PlayStation.
Are you ready for Droidtops and Droidbooks? They’re coming! Acer's "prototype" N3-220 Android is the first in a series of PCs that will use Google's free mobile OS to carve out a new niche in the ultracompetitive PC market.