Android
Android SMS Malware Using Fake COVID-19 Notifications to Spread

A dangerous Android SMS malware has been using fake COVID-19 notifications to spread in the US and Canada.

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Google Working to Bring Android Closer to Linux Kernel

Google is working to bring Android closer to the Linux kernel in a move that could significantly speed up development time.

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Surface Duo to Get Android 11 This Year

Microsoft has confirmed that original Surface Duo devices will receive an upgrade to Android 11 by the end of the year.

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EU Wants Unified Smartphone Chargers

The EU is following through on its interest in a unified smartphone charging interface, preparing to pass legislation requiring the use of USB-C.

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South Korea Poised to Ban App Store Payment Monopolies

South Korea is poised to become the first country to ban Apple and Google from locking developers into the use of their payment systems.

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Russia Poised to Fine Apple and Google Over Opposition App

Russia is prepared to fine Apple and Google if they do not remove opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s “Smart Voting” app.

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FTC Will Require Health Apps to Notify Users of Data Breaches

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has updated its guidance for health apps, requiring them to notify users of data breaches impacting them.

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New T-Mobile Icon Will Let iPhone Users Know Which 5G They’re Using

T-Mobile is preparing to update the icon they display for iPhone users when they’re on 5G, showing them when they’re using the fastest flavors.

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App Annie Pays $10 Million to Settle SEC Securities Fraud Charge

App Annie, the mobile app data firm, has agreed to pay $10 million to settle SEC charges of securities fraud.

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Google Fined Over Anti-Competitive Abuse of Its Android Dominance

South Korea has fined Google $177 million over its efforts to prevent handset makers from using forks of the Android operating systems (OS).