The security firm Promon has publicly disclosed a vulnerability affecting Android 9.0 and below called StrandHogg 2.0. It can be used to steal a user's personal information including passwords.
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In a press event slated for August 21st, HMD Global may launch the mid-range Nokia 6.1 Plus handset alongside several other devices. The phone is also known as the Nokia X6 in China.
Almost eight months after the latest major Android update was released, Oreo is now installed on 4.6% of all Google Play Android devices, although only 0.5% are on the latest version, 8.1.
An over-the-air (OTA) update to Android 8.1 Oreo is now being made available to Sprint Essential PH-1 handsets, bringing a number of new features, improvements, and security updates to the device.
Today Razer announced that its phone would be updated to Android 8.1 Oreo. The update will arrive in its official form sometime in April but those that are curious can download the preview build now.
Huawei is likely aiming to penetrate the low-end segment of the smartphone market with a new device rumored to be in the works, featuring Android 8.1 (Oreo) and the MediaTek MT6739 SoC.
It had already received its first major upgrade to Oreo at the end of December. Now less than two months later 8.1 is being rolled out which gives lucky owners realtime views on Wi-Fi speeds.
In what comes as a bit of a surprise, Essential has now announced the arrival of an official build of Android 8.1 Oreo for its PH-1 handset. The update is being pushed to handsets over-the-air.
The custom OS built for devices new and old has officially reached version 15.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. Devices such as the OnePlus 3, 3T, 5 and 5T are supported along with some others.
Newbie smartphone manufacturer, Essential, has announced that it will be skipping the 8.0 version of Android Oreo due to stability issues and upgrade the PH-1 smartphone directly to 8.1.
Oreo 8.0 didn't really come with a lot of exciting features. However, 8.1 is rolling out now with a feature that will let you check the speeds of public Wi-Fi hotspots before you connect to them.
HMD Global has confirmed that the budget-friendly Nokia 2 will be updated to Android 8.1 Oreo directly, and will come with Android Go's memory management tweaks to boost performance.
Several Google Pixel 2 users have reported that the handset's Now Playing feature which identifies the song being played in the environment is broken with apps like Words with Friends 2.
Many Google Pixel 2 XL owners report that the screen wake up time is slow after updating to Android 8.1 Oreo when they try to unlock their device using the fingerprint sensor or the power button.
Several users have complained on Reddit and Google forums that after upgrading to Android 8.1, the multi-touch feature starts acting weird when playing games or while performing other tasks.
Google is rolling out the stable Android 8.1 Oreo update for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners running the Android 8.1 Oreo Developer Preview 2. The update doesn't require users to flash to Android 8.0.
One week since the release of the final Developer Preview of Android 8.1 Oreo, Google is set to roll out the final bits of the mobile operating system to supported Pixel and Nexus devices.
In its latest developer update for Android, Google has fixed some of the more glaring issues with its Pixel 2 handsets, like the distorted audio when filming video and the unresponsive edge display.
Last month, the internet was outraged to find that Google's cheeseburger emoji places the cheese underneath the burger. With the upcoming Android 8.1 update, the company is changing its terrible ways.
Today, Google announced that it's releasing the second and final developer preview of Android 8.1 Oreo. Developers can now submit their apps to the Google Play Store, as official APIs are available.
If you've been enjoying the use of picture-in-picture mode on Android 8.0 Oreo with YouTube and web videos, chances are, you'll probably also enjoy what's coming next with the Android 8.1 update.
When Google released the developer preview images today for Android 8.1 Oreo, the Nexus Player was notably missing. The company has now confirmed that the device will not receive the update.
Today, Google announced the Android 8.1 Developer Preview, which it expects to launch to the general public in December. It includes a Neural Networks API, among other new features.
It looks like Google has a bit of a surprise in store in the coming weeks as it will enable the Pixel Visual Core, which should improve the HDR+ technology on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.