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The Google Pixel 7 Pro is Android Authority's Pick for Best Phone of 2022

The Google Pixel 7 Pro is Android Authority’s Pick for Best Phone of 2022

Every now and then a year passes in the mobile world where a clear and overarching theme emerges. In 2022, that theme was consolidation. While there have been a handful of exceptions – whether cheeky OEMs or established names trying to stand out from the crowd – most of the industry’s biggest hitters and household …

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How the Galaxy S23 Ultra will break my vicious iPhone cycle (and why it's so hard to quit using Apple's phones in favor of Android)

How the Galaxy S23 Ultra will break my vicious iPhone cycle (and why it’s so hard to quit using Apple’s phones in favor of Android)

Who knew I would become an iPhone user? And not only that, but also in the long term. I certainly didn’t. Five years ago I was happy with my large, fairly basic mid-range Xiaomi Mi Max 2 smartphone, and Apple’s iPhones seemed like overpriced, polished, but fairly unimpressive options that people were choosing purely for …

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A long-standing major vulnerability has left millions of Android handsets open to data theft

A long-standing major vulnerability has left millions of Android handsets open to data theft

According to a tweet from Google Lukasz Siewierski (Going through Mishaal Rahman, 9to5Google), hackers and “malicious insiders” were able to leak platform signing keys used by several Android manufacturers to sign system apps used on Android devices. These signing keys are used to ensure that the apps and even the version of the Android operating …

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5 Android apps you can’t miss this week – Android Apps Weekly

Welcome to the 461st edition of Android Apps Weekly. Here are the headlines from the past week: Google Messages received an update this week. It brought end-to-end encryption for group chats. This is a big deal since end-to-end encryption is an important feature these days. The feature is currently in the beta version of the …

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How to Transfer Data from Android to iPhone

How to Transfer Data from Android to iPhone

June Wan/ZDNET Every year when a new iPhone hits the market or the holiday shopping season approaches, countless Android users switch to iOS. That’s not the most surprising thing; Apple continues to deliver quality smartphones that dominate the mid-range and high-end markets, with eight different iPhone models to choose from in-store and online. I’m also …

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Here are the first things you need to set up in Google Messages on your Android phone

Here are the first things you need to set up in Google Messages on your Android phone

Google Messages is absolutely feature-rich. The selection of RCS app settings makes it a fantastic default messaging app for Google Pixel or any Android phone. This guide will walk you through everything we think you should set up in Google Messages on your Android device. Enable Chat Features in Google Messages Many options are enabled …

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Google says Android runs best when covered in Rust

Google says Android runs best when covered in Rust

Google has been integrating code written in the Rust programming language into its Android operating system since 2019 and its efforts have paid off in the form of fewer vulnerabilities. Memory security bugs — like out-of-bounds read and write or post-free usage — account for more than 65% of high- or critical-severity bug vulnerabilities in …

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Google: After using Rust, we reduced Android memory security vulnerabilities

Google: After using Rust, we reduced Android memory security vulnerabilities

Google’s decision to use Rust for new Android code to reduce memory-related flaws seems to be paying off. Memory security vulnerabilities in Android have been reduced by more than half – a milestone that coincides with Google’s move from C and C++ to the memory-safe programming language, Rust. It’s the first year that memory security …

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Google: After using Rust, we reduced Android memory security vulnerabilities

Google: After using Rust, we reduced Android memory security vulnerabilities

Google’s decision to use Rust for new Android code to reduce memory-related flaws seems to be paying off. Memory security vulnerabilities in Android have been reduced by more than half – a milestone that coincides with Google’s move from C and C++ to the memory-safe programming language, Rust. It’s the first year that memory security …

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