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Nokia releases low-price, high feature 4.2 smartphone
Includes integration with Google Assistant, Photos, face unlocking on the Android 9 Pie OS.
Security flaw left Android phones open to SMS phishing attacks found
Check Point Research discovered the vulnerability impacts phones from Samsung, Huawei, LG, and Sony.
Android 10 is coming: Here's what's new
Android 10 is rolling out on Google Pixel phones this week, with a wider rollout expected to follow suit for other manufacturers and devices in the near future.
Android’s zero-touch enrollment gains new A/NZ partners
New opportunities for resellers as eligible devices need to be purchased directly from an enterprise reseller or Google partner.
Check Point research discovers new variant of mobile malware
“Agent Smith” malware automatically replaces installed apps with malicious versions without a user’s knowledge or interaction.
Tinder unveils 'lite' version of its dating app
The new version will increase the app's performance and accessibility in emerging areas where data access is limited and mobile app use is more costly for users.
Google puts Huawei on the Android naughty list
Google has apparently suspended Huawei’s licence to use the full Android platform, according to media reports.
Paranoid Android? Examining three key trends in Android malware
It definitely doesn’t mean you are paranoid if you’re worried about Android security: the threat landscape is growing in every dimension.
Mobile Mentor leads the way in Android for MSPs
"We have invested in building and training a team of engineers and support staff who are experts in the Android mobile environment. We are very pleased to be a part of this program with Google."
Android OS now FIDO2 certified, accelerating global migration
Mobile apps and websites can now leverage FIDO standards to provide a simpler and secure biometric login for over a billion devices supporting Android 7.0+.
Popular Android apps track users and violate Google's policies
Google has reportedly taken action against some of the violators.
Bug makes Android phones hackable via PNG image files
This means any application handling PNG files that have been carefully crafted by an attacker can end up running the attacker’s code.
IDC: Smartphone shipments ready to stabilise in 2019
IDC expects year-over-year shipment growth of 2.6% in 2019, while the world's largest market is still forecast to be down 8.8% in 2018.
HID Global brings high authentication to mobile
The company’s new offering brings the security of physical authentication to Android and iOS with near-field communication technology.
Hands-on review: Motorola moto g6 play & moto e5: Mobiles with power and pizzazz
The Motorola moto g⁶ and moto e⁵ will be giving their competitors some sleepless nights.
Those Fortnite for Android links are maliciously fake
YouTube is starting to fill up with videos claiming they have Fortnite for Android available for download.
APAC smartphone market set for a downturn… before bouncing back
The global smartphone market declined in 2017 and IDC expects it to do the same this year before a resurgence of opportunities next year.
Ziften & Microsoft: The partnership bringing threat defence to almost every OS
Ziften's partnership with Microsoft is making serious headway into bringing microsoft security technology into the heart of all operating systems.
Low-cost Android devices shipping pre-installed Colisoon adware
Low-cost Android devices from manufacturers such as ZTE and Archos are being pre-installed with adware, researchers at Avast say.
Honeywell’s ‘Mobility Edge’ platform hits the A/NZ market
the new offering includes common hardware architecture and a suite of tools designed to support future mobility solutions.
Android malware used to target North Korean defectors
A malware called RedDawn used Google Play to apparently target North Korean defectors, according to security firm McAfee.
Android apps can track network connections - is it time to use a VPN?
“Apps can monitor network activity even without requesting any sensitive permissions."
Increase inventory efficiency with this secure, intuitive solution
This next generation of the MC3000 series offers everything needed to run current terminal emulation (TE) applications right out of the box.
Spark introduces Kiwis to Android One
Spark has announced that it will be the first to bring Google’s Android One programme to New Zealand