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Google explains how Android detects malware before it gets out of hand

Hummingbad, Ghost Push, and Googligan — malware that didn’t stand a chance against Google’s DOI metric.

Security! No, really, security. That word is practically synonymous with the Android operating system, which is why the Android Developers Blog is always taking about it. In today’s installation, Megan Ruthven, Software Engineer for Android, writes about how the development team developed a metric to help identify Dead or Insecure (DOI) apps floating around in the Play Store.

If you remember  [Read More…]

HTC One A9 gets its Nougat update

Good news for a phone that desperate needs some.

Owners of the strange, better-than-we-thought-but-worse-than-we-hoped 2015 “flagship,” the HTC One A9, will begin receiving Android 7.0 through an OTA update beginning late January 16.

The update is being aimed at owners of the unlocked version, according to HTC’s Mo Versi; it’s unclear when the Sprint model, T-Mobile and AT&T models will get the same treatment.

HTC One A9 Unlocked Owners! We have received technical  [Read More…]

Google Pixel goes up for sale on India’s Snapdeal, gets a minor discount

The Pixel sees its first price cut as retailers incentivize cashback schemes.

If you’re looking to purchase the Google Pixel online in India, you now have more options. The phone is now up for sale on Snapdeal, with the 32GB variant available for ₹54,199, a minor 5% discount from its ₹57,999 retail price.

Snapdeal is only discounting the 32GB model, with the 128GB Pixel and the 32GB Pixel XL available for their launch price of ₹66,000  [Read More…]

Lenovo’s excellent Z2 Plus gets a price cut in India, now available for just ₹14,999

One of the best phones in this segment is now more affordable.

The Lenovo Z2 Plus is one of the best phones you can get for under ₹20,000 in India. The phone offers incredible value for money in the form of a 5-inch Full HD display, 2.15GHz Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 64GB storage, 13MP ISOCELL camera, 8MP front camera, USB-C, and a 3500mAh battery.

Starting today, Lenovo is slashing the price of the Z2 Plus  [Read More…]

Struggling LeEco gets $2.4 billion investment lifeline from Chinese real estate company

LeEco has gotten some much-needed cash from a new investor.

LeEco has been struggling financially as of late as it expands globally, but Chinese real estate holding company Sunac China Holdings seems to have faith in the company as it acquired stakes in three LeEco businesses for 16.8 billion yuan, or about $ 2.4 billion.

Sunac acquired relatively small stakes in LeEco’s video streaming service and film production unit, alongside a 33% stake in LeEco’s television hardware  [Read More…]

Nexus 6 gets its long-awaited Android 7.1.1 update

It took long enough, but the Nexus 6 is getting Android 7.1.1!

As promised, Google has issued the long-awaited Android 7.1.1 update for the aging (but still virile) Nexus 6.

Bundled in build N6F26Q, the software gives ‘Shamu’ all of the features bestowed upon other Nexus devices on 7.1.1, such as app shortcuts, updated emojis, image keyboard and rounded icons, along with important bug fixes, but absent are the Pixel’s Night Light and Google Assistant.

If you’re  [Read More…]

Google Calendar gets better at helping you keep your health goals

Now that the holiday season is over, we can really start contemplating our New Year resolutions in order to create strategies to help us keep them. In a recent article we offered you a list of apps that will help with this important task. Now Google wants to help you achieve your goals too, so

Android Auto finally gets ‘OK Google’ hotword detection

No more reaching for that microphone icon — just say “OK Google” and do your thing.

Google has announced that the “OK Google” hotword now — finally — works in Android Auto. The staple Google feature, long absent from the company’s automotive interface, should be available whether you’re using Android Auto on a phone or directly on a head unit.

It’s a big deal because until now drivers have had to tap a microphone icon  [Read More…]

Vainglory gets an update out in time for the holidays, adding a new hero to the mix

All the goodies included in Vainglory 2.0 Update.

Fans of Vainglory received an early present from the developers at Super Evil Megacorp (gotta love that company name) in the form of a huge update that adds many features the hardcore players have been requesting. It also adds a new hero, a new Mystery Chest for unlocking new goodies, along with updates to the some festive skins.

Let’s start  [Read More…]

Daydream View VR gets new apps from HBO, Netflix, LEGO, EA, and more

Today is a big day in the word of virtual reality, at least as it pertains to Google’s Daydream View VR. Indeed, there are are more than a half dozen titles being introduced today, coming from names such as HBO, Netflix, LEGO, EA, and more. A mixture of paid and free selections, it’s also a