Tag Archives: Android

Nova Launcher Stable Updated to v5.5, Adds Adaptive Icons for Android 5.0+ and More

Android’s newest features are very often limited only to the latest version of the operating system. This can lead many to miss out on some great features as not everyone uses custom ROMs or can afford to buy a new phone every year. Thankfully though, 3rd-party applications are able to bring some of these feature […]

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Report: Android Smartphone Vendors to Adopt 3D Sensing for New Phones

Google introduced Face Unlock in Android back in 2011 with the release of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. However, the feature did not become popular as it was slow, unreliable, and could easily be spoofed. Then, Samsung, Vivo and OnePlus¬†brought back facial image recognition to the fore in 2017 with their new smartphones. It was […]

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Developer Adaptive Icons Bug That Causes Bootloops in Android Oreo

Update 11/9/17: Google has fixed the bug. Happening Studios, the developer of Swipe for Facebook,¬†has discovered an application bug with Android 8.0 Oreo’s adaptive icons which causes bootloops. It’s pretty serious: On affected devices, it repeatedly crashes the system UI and any launcher which uses adaptive icons. Users can’t even reach the settings menu to […]

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Marcher Malware Poses Triple Threat to Android Users

A three-pronged banking malware campaign has been infecting Android phones since the beginning of this year, according to security researchers. Attackers have been stealing credentials, planting the Marcher banking Trojan on phones, and nicking credit card information. So far, they have targeted customers of BankAustria, Raiffeisen Meine Bank and Sparkasse, but the campaign could spread […]

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