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Android-Powered BlackBerry Ghost Launching In Summer: Rumor

Android-Powered BlackBerry Ghost Launching In Summer: Rumor

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The Android-powered BlackBerry Ghost smartphone is set to be launched this summer, established industry insider Evan Blass said Thursday. The handset that’s been rumored for months now is understood to be produced by Optiemus Infracom, an Indian electronics maker and one of the Canadian company’s original design manufacturer partners licenses to create and retail BlackBerry smartphones

NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Oreo update: this is how OEMs should do it

NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Oreo update: this is how OEMs should do it

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NVIDIA has come a long way from being known just as a graphics card maker to another big name in the gaming console industry. It launched the NVIDIA SHIELD TV back in 2015 and the company has only been releasing updates to improve the system. There’s no hardware upgrade yet only major software updates. We

Redmi Note 5 Pro MIUI 9.5.6 Update Based on Android 8.1 Oreo Announced

Redmi Note 5 Pro MIUI 9.5.6 Update Based on Android 8.1 Oreo Announced

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Redmi Note 5 Pro Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 9.5.6.0.OEIMIFA has been announced by Xiaomi on Mi Forums.

How to transfer your contacts and data from Windows Phone to Android

How to transfer your contacts and data from Windows Phone to Android

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Certain Android phones (including some from ZTE) have malware pre-installed at the firmware level

Certain Android phones (including some from ZTE) have malware pre-installed at the firmware level

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According to a report published by Avast Threat Labs, several hundred Android handsets made by ZTE, Archos and myPhone come pre-installed with malware called "Cosiloon." The malware displays an ad in the form of an overlay on the user's default browser. And since it is installed on the firmware level, it is very hard to remove. The good news is that most of these phones are not used by U.S. consumers as they are not certified by Google, and are powered by MediaTek chipsets.

10 strategy games to play on Android phones

10 strategy games to play on Android phones

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We all end up playing games in our Android smartphones, don’t we? Though many types of games are available for the Android smartphone, but today we will focus on the top 10 strategy games to play on Android smartphones. All the

There’s malware baked into some Android devices, and there’s nothing you can do about it

There’s malware baked into some Android devices, and there’s nothing you can do about it

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Preinstalled malware is definitely not one of the reasons why you purchased your current Android smartphone or tablet, but if you’re the owner of various ZTE, Archos, and myPhone devices, then you also have malware on board.

Pioneer NEX receivers first with wireless Android Auto, CarPlay

Pioneer NEX receivers first with wireless Android Auto, CarPlay

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Connecting smartphones to car dashboards isn’t exactly new. Having those dashboards support Google’s Android Auto or Apple’s CarPlay, or both, is just a bit newer. But doing all of that without getting tangled in USB cords is definitely fresh off the press. That’s exactly what Pioneer is delivering with its three new 2018 in-dash NEX receivers, promising the convenience of … Continue reading

Android Creator Puts Essential Up For Sale, Cancels Next Phone

Android Creator Puts Essential Up For Sale, Cancels Next Phone

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Bloomberg reports that Andy Rubin's Essential Products business is considering selling itself and has canceled development of a new smartphone. The news comes several months after numerous reports suggested that the Essential Phone's sales were tepid. From the report: The startup has hired Credit Suisse Group AG to advise on a potential sale and has received interest from at least one suitor, the people said

Steam Link comes to Android

Steam Link comes to Android

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Qualcomm’s new processor means next year’s cheap Android phones will suck a little less

Qualcomm’s new processor means next year’s cheap Android phones will suck a little less

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Not every smartphone buyer out there goes for the most expensive smartphone in town, as the price is still a significant factor when buying a new handset. But that doesn’t mean that going forward, you have to sacrifice performance if you decide to purchase a mid-tier Android handset.

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