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Google Launches Bug Bounty Program For Third-Party Android Apps

10/20/2017, Bug bounty programs aren’t new and usually most companies have something similar in place where rewards are offered to users, developers, and/or hackers who discover a bug or a security flaw in their services or software. The amount will range depending...

Pixel 2 Could Get More Display Color Options In Future Update

10/19/2017, When it comes to our smartphone displays, usually we have to settle with whatever the handset maker has decided to use, which is why sometimes displays play a big part in choosing which phone to go for and which brand or model. However sometimes handset...

Monument Valley 2 Android Release Date Confirmed

10/18/2017, Monument Valley is one of the most beautiful smartphone games that you’ll ever play. I’m not really into smartphone gaming but this is a title that held my attention well for hours. It came as a bit of a surprise when the game’s...

Some Pixel Devices Unable To Receive Text Messages

10/17/2017, One of the point of having a phone is to communicate, but when your phone loses some of its communication features, wouldn’t that kind of defeat the point? This appears to be happening to some Pixel owners who have suddenly found themselves unable to...

Android Makers Moving Away From Under-Screen Fingerprint Systems

10/09/2017, When Apple launched the iPhone X, it seemed that the Cupertino company was pretty sure that facial recognition is the future, so much so that they didn’t even bother including a fingerprint sensor on the handset as a backup of sorts. In fact Apple’s...

Alleged Render Of The BlackBerry Motion Leaked

10/06/2017, A couple of months ago, TCL confirmed that the company had a new BlackBerry phone in the works. Apart from confirming that the phone would sport an all touchscreen display, not much is known about the handset in terms of specs or design, although a...

New Microsoft Launcher For Android Brings A Fresh Design

10/05/2017, There are countless launchers available for your Android device and Microsoft offers one as well. The company has launched a preview release of its new Microsoft Launcher for Android today. Microsoft says that this is the “most beautiful,...

Microsoft Edge For iOS And Android Officially Announced

10/05/2017, We reported yesterday that the Microsoft Edge browser might be launched for iOS and Android later this month. Redmond has officially confirmed this today. Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android has been officially announced today. Microsoft Edge for iOS is...

YouTube Testing New ‘Activity’ Tab In Its Android App

10/05/2017, YouTube’s app has undergone various changes over the years since it was released, and is usually updated to reflect new features of the main YouTube website. Now it looks like the app could be undergoing some kind of slight redesign as discovered by...

Google Could Have Its Own ‘Live Photos’ Feature For The Pixel 2

10/03/2017, One of the features that Apple launched with the iPhone 6s is the ability to take “Live Photos”, which are basically photos that are also videos at the same time. The idea is that Live Photos gives users more context to their snaps, like what happened...

Android 8.0 Oreo Accounts For 0.2% Of Android Distribution

10/03/2017, The latest Android distribution figures are in and despite having been released a couple of months ago, it seems that Android 8.0 Oreo only accounts for 0.2% of distribution on all Android devices. Interestingly enough it seems that the previous version,...

HMD Changes Their Mind On Unlocking Nokia Bootloaders

10/03/2017, A couple of days ago, HMD Global stated that they do not have plans to unlock the bootloader of their Nokia handsets. The company cited security reasons, which was fair, but given that Android is about modding and being able to customize a phone up to...

Nokia Android Smartphones To Get Oreo Update By End Of 2017

10/02/2017, For Android users, having to wait for your OEM to push out an Android update can be a rather painful process since there is usually no fixed schedule. For example just because one company releases their update next week doesn’t mean that you will get...