Samsung announces that Android 7.1.1 Nougat is coming to Galaxy S7, S7 edge in January

In November, Samsung opened the Galaxy Beta Program so that users of the Galaxy S7 or S7 edge could beta test and provide feedback on the upcoming release of Nougat. After rolling out the fourth major update last week, Samsung has announced that they will release the final and official build of Android 7.1.1 Nougat to their flagship devices in January…

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Donald Draws for Android lets you make your own Trump executive order memes

I tried really hard, but I couldn’t not share this. If you’ve seen the recent TrumpDraws Twitter account (or you’ve been on the internet at all in the last few days), then you probably knew exactly what this app did before you clicked on the link to read this post. Yes, Donald Draws: Executive Doodle lets you create your own Donald Trump executive order memes using your own quick finger painting skills or photos from your phone…

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Best flagship Android phones you can buy [August 2016]

It’s August, and with an ever-increasing number of notable Android OEMs reaching maturity, we’ve seen more new handsets than usual launch this summer. The summer started off strong with the Moto Z and Moto Z Force (not shipping!), and most recently Samsung finally showed us its Galaxy Note 7 after many months of leaks. But which ones are the best buys?…

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Chrome 62 beta redesigns ‘Chrome Home,’ marks more HTTP sites as ‘Not secure,’ adds more DRM support to Android

With Chrome 61 rolled out to Android and desktop browsers, version 62 is now in the beta channel. Chrome for Android’s new bottom bar interface is already testing a redesign, while there are a number of security-related changes that apply to browsers across all platforms.

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Quadrooter flaws leave 900M Android devices vulnerable to rogue app gaining total control

Four separate vulnerabilities in Qualcomm chips – used in 80% of Android devices – could allow a rogue app to provide an attacker with complete control of the unit, including camera and microphone.

The combined flaws, dubbed Quadrooter, were discovered by CheckPoint researcher Adam Donenfeld, and presented yesterday at the Def Con 24 hacking conference …

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XDA developer working on porting Android to the Windows Phone-powered Lumia 520 & 525 [Video]

Microsoft’s efforts to get Windows Phone off the ground have never been very successful, but there’s one thing it was very good at, cheap phones. When an Android phone costs 0 we are all impressed, but back in 2013 Microsoft and Nokia turned heads with the insanely cheap Lumia 520. That little phone later proved to be one of the most popular Windows Phone devices ever, and now a developer over on XDA has hacked Android onto it and its successor.

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Google just published the Material Design Awards for 2016, here are the winning Android apps

Ever since the introduction of Material Design way back at 2014’s I/O, Google has put a lot more emphasis on design than ever before. “Google Design” itself became a thing, and among the initiatives promoted by the company to bolster its overhauled aesthetic sense, there are proper MD “Awards”, whose 2016 winners have just been announced

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