Tag Archives: Devices

September Android Security Update Starts Rolling Out to Google Nexus Devices

  Google last month started rolling out the final build of Android 7.0 Nougat for compatible Nexus devices. The Android 7.0 Nougat update was rolled out to the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C tablet, and Android One General Mobile 4G devices gradually. Now, the company has started rolling out the monthly Android security update for ... Read More »

Android 7.0 Nougat Now Rolling Out to Google Nexus Devices

As expected, Google has broken its tradition and released the final build of its Android 7.0 Nougat for compatible Nexus devices. Apart from the update being released earlier than usual, Google hasn’t launched a new Nexus smartphone as the platform lead device for Nougat. The update is being rolled out over-the-air (OTA), and should reach all users gradually. The Android ... Read More »

MIUI 8 Global Stable ROM to Start Rolling Out to Eligible Devices From Tuesday

Xiaomi has announced that the latest version of its operating system, MIUI 8, will be rolling out as a Global Stable ROM update to eligible devices starting Tuesday. Making the announcement on the MIUI forum last week, Xiaomi also listed the eligible devices – Redmi 1S, Redmi 2, Redmi 2 Prime, Redmi Note 3 (Qualcomm), Redmi Note 3 (Special Edition), ... Read More »

Huawei Commits to 24 Months of Security, Software Updates for Its Devices

In order to strengthen its customer service, Huawei has announced that it will roll out regular and timely software updates to all Huawei devices for 24 months – this includes its Honor brand. After the device purchase, Huawei Device USA’s e-commerce customer acquisition manager Taylor Wimberly said that the updates would come in frequently for the first year, at least ... Read More »

Sony Says Will Issue QuadRooter Fixes to Its Devices via Software Updates

Earlier this week, security researchers reported that Qualcomm-based Android devices were exposed to attack by the ‘QuadRooter’ vulnerability, affecting nearly 900 million devices. Now, Sony has said that the QuadRooter security fix for its smartphones will come through regular software maintenance and has advised users to upgrade their devices regularly. To recall, if the QuadRooter vulnerabilities are exploited, attackers can ... Read More »

Google’s ‘Verify Apps’ Could Protect 90 Percent of QuadRooter-Affected Android Devices

A set of vulnerabilities called QuadRooter was reported to affect almost 900 million Android devices. Through malicious apps, these vulnerabilities can give attackers access to all the sensitive data on a Qualcomm-based device. However, Google has announced that the ‘Verify Apps’ feature in Google Play Services effectively blocks all apps with QuadRooter vulnerabilities from installing. This ‘Verify Apps’ feature is ... Read More »

Google ‘Open YOLO’ Project to Simplify Password Entry on Android Devices

Google is currently working with Dashlane and password manager firms on an open API named ‘Open YOLO’. YOLO here stands for You Only Login Once, and the project is aimed at simplifying the use of password managers with Android apps. “Dashlane and Google, along with other leading password managers are collaboratively developing ‘Open YOLO’ (You Only Login Once) – an ... Read More »

900 Million Android Devices Affected by Critical ‘QuadRooter’ Vulnerability: Report

A new Android flaw has been reported by security researchers that is claimed to affect roughly 900 million Android devices. Check Point mobile research team first reported the issue and claims that it affects all devices using Qualcomm chipsets. Dubbed ‘QuadRooter’, it is said to be a set of four vulnerabilities affecting Android devices built on Qualcomm chipsets. The research ... Read More »

Android Marshmallow Now Running on 15.2 Percent of Active Devices: Google

Google has updated its Google Play distribution data, providing figures for the seven-day period ending August 1. The data shows Android Marshmallow is now running on 15.2 percent of active devices. In July, Android Marshmallow was seen to be running on 13.3 percent of active Android devices – indicating a rise in adoption of 1.9 percent in a single month. ... Read More »

Android Marshmallow Now Running on 15.2 Percent of Active Devices: Google

Google has updated its Google Play distribution data, providing figures for the seven-day period ending August 1. The data shows Android Marshmallow is now running on 15.2 percent of active devices. In July, Android Marshmallow was seen to be running on 13.3 percent of active Android devices – indicating a rise in adoption of 1.9 percent in a single month. ... Read More »