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31 Oct 2021


AbstractEmu Android malware can root your device, lock you out

Security researchers at the Lookout Threat Lab have alerted app stores and the general public of an Android malware dubbed AbstractEmu masquerading as a fully functional security, utility, or privacy app.

12 Feb 2020


In 2019, Google blocked nearly 2 billion malicious app installs

Even though malicious apps continue to be a major threat to Android, Google is making some major strides in dealing with them.

19 Nov 2018


Xiaomi Mi A2 Red variant with 6GB RAM now available

Xiaomi has now made available the Mi A2 red edition in 6GB RAM/128GB configuration via Amazon and

20 Aug 2018


Nokia 6.1 Plus to launch tomorrow, will be Flipkart exclusive

As the latest addition to its smartphone line-up, HMD Global is expected to launch the Nokia 6.1 Plus in India on August 21.

16 Aug 2018


Xiaomi Mi A2 goes on sale today at 12pm

Xiaomi's recently launched Android One smartphone, the Mi A2, will go on sale today starting 12pm via Amazon, Mi e-store, Mi Home and Mi Preferred Partner stores.

24 Feb 2018


Android Go smartphones to debut at Mobile World Congress

Google has confirmed that it will be showcasing its tailored versions of Android Go and Android One-based smartphones at the Mobile World Congress which is set to kick off on February 26 in Barcelona.

06 Feb 2018


#SecurityCheckKiya: Google launches safety initiative in India

Google has launched a new public safety initiative in India called #SecurityCheckKiya.

31 Jan 2018


Google removed 700,000 apps, kicked-out 100,000 developers

Stepping up its fight against bad apps and malicious developers, Google has removed over 700,000 Android apps from Play Store and also took down as many as 100,000 developers last year.

02 Jan 2018


Xiaomi starts rolling out Android Oreo update for Mi A1

When Xiaomi launched its first ever Android One device, the Mi A1, with Android Nougat in September, it promised an update to Android Oreo before 2017 end. Fulfilling its promise, the Chinese device maker started rolling out Oreo to the Android One device in India.

18 May 2017


Google's I/O event: From Mobile-first to AI-first

The Google I/O event, which was live-streamed in more than 80 countries and had an on-site audience of around 7000, witnessed major developments in Android and AI.