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Report: Imposter app bug found in Android
By Luke Jones on Wednesday July 30, 2014

BlueBox Security released findings today that show a dangerous flaw in Android that allows hackers to get onto your device by posing as a legitimate app. This news once again throws into question the security on Google's Android platform, but what does it mean for you?

Motorola working on the Nexus 6 with Google
By Luke Jones on Monday July 28, 2014

There has been a mystery surrounding Google's Nexus range this year, with some rumours even pointing towards the brand being discontinued. Google is working on a new product line called Android Silver, and it was widely accepted that it would replace the outgoing Nexus branding.

Google will no longer label games with in-app purchases as free
By Luke Jones on Friday July 18, 2014

The fight between global authorities and tech companies over in app purchases took a turn for the better in favour of the consumer today. In Europe Google has decided to change the way in which it labels games and apps that include purchases after download.

Android advice: Wiping a device does not delete all data
By Luke Jones on Wednesday July 09, 2014

The second hand smartphone market is vibrant as people sell their current Android devices to upgrade to a new model. If you have ever sold a phone, you have probably done the diligent thing and deleted everything to leave none of your data behind, you played it safe. Think again though as it seems Google's Android reset function does not deleted all of your data.

Google reacts quickly to Android Wear paid app problem
By Luke Jones on Wednesday July 09, 2014

Google has quickly fixed a bug in Android Wear that meant paid apps could not be installed on the platform, the company announced today. The issue was first spotted yesterday and Google's fix is only a temporary one while the company looks for a more permanent solution

Google Play edition devices disappear from store
By Luke Jones on Wednesday July 09, 2014

There is a little bit of a mystery going on over at the Google Play Store as a number of handsets have strangely gone missing from the inventory. Google Play Editions of several smartphones and tablets have disappeared from the online store

Android 4.4 KitKat increases market share in June
By Luke Jones on Tuesday July 08, 2014

Android's monthly user ship details have been released for the month of June and it seems that KitKat's ascension is continuing. The Android version 4.4 and its various updates have flown under the KitKat banner, and for the most part the version of Google's platform has done what it set out to do.

Getting app refunds from Apple and Google just got easier in Korea... going global?
By Luke Jones on Monday July 07, 2014

Getting a refund for an app on either the iOS App Store or Google Play Store is like pulling teeth, but now in South Korea there is some relief in sight. The country's Fair Trade Commission has laid down the law on Apple and Google and is making the companies revise their refund policies to make them more consumer friendly.

Universal search for settings added to CyanogenMod
By Luke Jones on Friday July 04, 2014

We are all waiting to get our hands on Android L, but Google's juggernaut process will take some time to land. However, you can always rely on the open source CyanogenMod to take some upcoming features and implement them first

Google publishes Android L source code
By Luke Jones on Wednesday July 02, 2014

Google's source code for Android L has been posted by the company and can be found at Google's Android Git repo page.