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Cybersecurity
BlackBerry and Android partner up to secure Android 11
The partnership means BlackBerry and Android customers will benefit from a versatile and secure platform for enterprise mobility. 
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Android
Samsung extends partnership with Google, joins Android Enterprise Recommended programme
Samsung’s participation in the programme gives customers added assurance that its participating products meet the hardware and software requirements set out by Google for the enterprise.
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Smartphone
Nokia launches two new phones
The 225 4G is a low-cost traditional-style handset with a physical keypad and the 225 is an Android smartphone with a bloatware-free promise.
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Mobile Security
Sophos named mobile security Leader in IDC MarketScape
Sophos Intercept X for Mobile has capabilities in protecting Android, iOS and Chrome OS users from known and never before seen mobile threats.
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Smartphone
Google starts Android 11 rollout - a taste of what's new
Android 11 is now live – but if you don’t have one of the ‘selected’ OnePlus, OPPO, Pixel, realme, or Xiaomi phones, you might be in for a bit of a wait.
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Mobile Security
ESET launches the latest version of its Mobile Security solution
“With this latest version of ESET Mobile Security, we want to ensure our users feel completely secure when performing financial transactions on their devices, in addition to being protected from malware and phishing attempts."
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Unified Communications
Spectralink to provide UC for Melbourne Children’s Hospital
The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne has chosen Spectralink Versity as the communication platform for its 6,000 staff.
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Malware
ESET uncovers chat app malware spying and stealing user's data
The Welcome Chat espionage app belongs to a known Android malware family and shares infrastructure with a previously documented espionage campaign named BadPatch, which also targeted the Middle East.
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Malware
Check Point catches new form of Joker malware targeting Google Play Store
Check Point researchers have identified malware that is disguised as a legitimate looking Android application and is used to capture user’s information. Known as ‘Joker’, the billing fraud malware is specifically designed to evade Google Play Store protections.
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Tablets & laptops
Panasonic announces new rugged Android tablet
The Toughbook A3 is a 10.1-inch device designed for enterprise-grade use, available locally this August.
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Smartphone
Android 11 Beta is here - here's what to expect
Android 11 is here - expect better communications, privacy and better ways to control connected devices.
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Android
YouTube Music becomes the future of Google’s music streaming ambitions
Google is merging its Google Play Music system into YouTube and has introduced a bunch of impressive new features.
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Home Entertainment
Hands-on review: JBL Link Bar, the three-in-one smart speaker
JBL Link Bar is one of the devices out there that propose a solution to the 'too many devices' problem by having three devices in one: A sound bar, an Android TV and Google Home.
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Phishing
Google adds iPhone capability to Advanced Protection Program
iPhone users are now able to use their phones to sign up to Google’s Advanced Protection Program, using the iPhone’s built-in security key technology. 
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Android
Animoca Brands acquires San Fran gaming company behind Power Rangers
“Animoca Brands is the perfect strategic partner for nWay, as the Company brings a deep history of innovation, talent and IPs which can help further the main goal of nWay to create amazing games."
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Payment gateways
PAX Technology prepares for AU rollout of Android payment terminals
Payment terminals provider PAX Technology will launch its Android products into the Australian market next year, following completion of domestic compliance and software requirements.
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Mobile Device Management / MDM
Spark to offer Android's zero-touch enrolment solution
"By using an automated enrolment method, Android devices can be used at scale with enforced security."
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Android
OPPO unveils new innovations to ColorOS
OPPO has finally released its custom Android-based operating system outside of the China market, with the company celebrating the launch of ColorOS 7 last week in India.
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Android
Volvo reveals new Android-powered infotainment system
Volvo is the first company to team up with Google on integrating an infotainment system powered by Android, with the Google Assistant, Google Maps and the Google Play Store built-in.
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Cloud
Microsoft shows off dual-screen Surface tech
Has the company figured out the answer to the elusive dual-screen touch device?
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Smartphone
Nokia releases latest low-price Android Go phone
Nokia 1 Plus delivers exceptional value with a big screen, latest Android and clean design.
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Smartphone
Samsung says 'hundreds of apps' will work with Galaxy Fold
‘Hundreds’ of apps on the Google Play and Galaxy Stores have been updated to work with the foldable phone, thanks to a collaboration with Google to improve integrated Android OS support.
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Smartphone
Nokia releases low-price, high feature 4.2 smartphone
Includes integration with Google Assistant, Photos, face unlocking on the Android 9 Pie OS.
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Phishing
Security flaw left Android phones open to SMS phishing attacks found
Check Point Research discovered the vulnerability impacts phones from Samsung, Huawei, LG, and Sony.