Researchers at Avast Threat Labs say that more than 100 different low-cost Android devices from manufacturers like ZTE, Archos, and myPhone come with malware pre-installed. Users in more than 90 countries, including the US, are said to be infected. The good news is there’s a fix.
A few days ago, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) published a report that Verizon plans to install highly-invasive spyware on its subscribers’ Android phones. Since then, Verizon has insisted that the “AppFlash” software is only a test run and has only been installed on one type of Android device.
Making apps for Android can seem kind of messy because of the big scary F-word: Fragmentation. It's part of why Tim Cook might call Android a "toxic hellstew" on stage. But the dirty little secret? It's really not that bad, at least when it comes to screen size.
There are something like one million Android phones for every person on the planet right now (plus or minus one). Most of them suck. Many are great. Here's the definitive list that tells you which is which.
The WSJ is reporting that the FBI uses super slick hacker tactics and tools to spy on people. It can get pretty dirty. Like, according to a former US official, the ability to "remotely activate the microphones in phones running Google's Android software to record conversations" dirty.
Android phones, lovable as they may be, are idiotically named. Crap like Wildfire Incredible Sensation Vigor Touch Skyrocket Z E Pro taint otherwise decent phones. Where do Android phone makers come up with this stuff? Why from condoms! Turns out, condoms and Android phones share more than just intimate utility,…
BGR claims to have the scuttlebutt on the specs for the Samsung Galaxy S III. While this report needs to be placed firmly in "rumor" camp, we can't help but be excited about a beautiful HD display.
By the end of this year you could be playing with a quad-core Android phone courtesy of Fujitsu. We just saw the company's newest prototype. It's fast, but what would you do with all of that power?
This is a big day for Motorola, huh? This Is My Next has new details and screens for the Atrix's upcoming successor. Most importantly, their source reports it to have a lovely 4.3-inch qHD screen, an 8MP camera, and 8GB of on-board storage.
HTC's Beats Audio deal is seeing its first fruits come forth with their Sensation update, the Sensation XE. It's sure to sound great; it even has its own pair of Beats by Dre headphones.
Somebody's leaked the first pictures of Android's most delicious build to date to Android Police and RootzWiki. So, what's new with Ice Cream Sandwich?
We like the Samsung Galaxy II a lot. Hell, we think it's what your next Android phone will look like. But one thing that's terrible? The overwhelming sucktitude of its plastic. Hopefully this Galaxy II Celox will be different.
This dual-screen, split-keyboard beauty of an LG smartphone has been teased before. It doesn't have a name, and is only rumored for a September 14th release on T-Mobile US. But it's out there, and someone's having fun with it.
Last year, my friends told me they loved their new Fascinate (or Vibrant/Captivate/Epic) and I thought what the hell kind of dumb name for a dumpphone that was. But I was wrong! It's a Galaxy S! An amazing Android phone.
Fortune is reporting that Joe Britt and Matt Hershenson, co-founders of Danger, have joined Google and Andy Rubin, the other Danger co-founder, to work on a new wing within Android called 'Android Hardware'. That means Danger, the company that made the uber-popular, original Sidekick, is back together at Google.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini and Xperia Mini Pro take off right where the X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro did before them, as in they're super tiny Android phones that pack a little bit o' punch. Both have 3-inch 320 x 480 screens, 1 GHz processors, 5-megapixel cameras and run Android 2.3 Gingerbread. SE did a little dizzy…
According to Droid Life, Verizon is getting ready to release an onslaught of Android phones in the next few weeks. Tthe Droid X2, expected to pack a dual-core Tegra 2 chip, and the LG Revolution, a 4G LTE Android phone that's supposed to be the first Android phone with Netflix, are both expected to release on May 12th…
We've seen a flood of Android phones so far in 2011. We got our first whiff of the coming deluge in January when we went to the Consumer Electronics Show and saw around a dozen really impressive models on the show floor, all with big displays, 4G radios, beefy processors and promises of epic battery life. Some had…