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powerarmour wrote: Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:01 pm Might have to switch to iOS at some point... :-k
Also considering iOS, for all the s*** Apple pulls, their devices are top notch, and all the recent drama regarding privacy controls (from FB and Google) can only mean that it's actually effective at protecting users :-k
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Greetings!
Android 12 developer preview is available now with many under-the-hood updates
The big, consumer-facing changes will come later this year

https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/18/2228 ... ogle-pixel
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Greetings!
What’s new in the first Android 12 Developer Preview
Lots of hidden features, and hints that the leak from the other day is true.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/02 ... r-preview/
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Android 11 Reaches the Fastest Adoption Rate of Any Android Yet

https://wccftech.com/android-11-reaches ... droid-yet/
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Android sends 20x more data to Google than iOS sends to Apple, study says
Google contests the estimate, saying it's based on flawed methodology.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/03 ... tudy-says/
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LG had few smartphone hits, but it’ll still be missed
The US smartphone market just got more boring
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It was also around this time that LG found a new partner in Google, releasing two Nexus phones in a row. The 2012 Nexus 4 was built around the guts of the Optimus G, and it had its fans despite its crippling lack of LTE, weak battery life, and unimpressive camera. The next year’s Nexus 5 found an even stronger cult following despite it too having a poor camera and bad battery life.
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https://www.theverge.com/22367903/lg-sm ... its-misses
Thought they were into something at this time.^^^^
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Google is now writing low-level Android code in Rust
Google's promotion of Rust over C and C++ should lead to fewer memory security bugs.
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Google says rewriting the "tens of millions of lines" of existing C and C++ Android code in Rust is "simply not feasible," and rewriting old Android wouldn't matter much since old code has had most of the bugs beaten out of it by now. As the Android source code is an open source project with billions of users, a lot of eyeballs are on it. Google says that "most of our memory bugs occur in new or recently modified code, with about 50% being less than a year old." Rust will be used for new components, when necessary, which should help reduce any new memory bugs Google could introduce.
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https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/04 ... e-in-rust/
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Qualcomm Chip Bug Can Potentially Affect 30 Percent of Android Phones, Leaving Them Vulnerable to Eavesdropping and Worse

https://wccftech.com/qualcomm-chip-bug- ... id-phones/
Qualcomm chips in hundreds of millions of Android phones have a critical security flaw
A fix is on the way

https://www.techspot.com/news/89583-qua ... tical.html
Fix for critical Qualcomm chip flaw is making its way to Android devices
Higher-end devices made by Google, Samsung, LG, Xiaomi, and OnePlus are affected.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/05 ... d-devices/
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Google details how third-party app stores will work in Android 12

https://www.neowin.net/news/google-deta ... ndroid-12/
Four vulnerabilities in Qualcomm and Mali GPUs are being actively exploited in the wild
Only Pixel owners have received a patch

https://www.techspot.com/news/89765-fou ... -wild.html
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Android 12’s beautiful color-changing UI already lives up to the hype
Android 12's "Material You" UI debuts in Beta 2, and we go hands-on.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/06 ... -the-hype/
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