Company confirms it receives mobile phone mast tracking data even with sim removed and privacy features active, but says it will cease to by end of November Google has confirmed it has been able to track the location of Android users via the addresses of local mobile phone masts, even when location services were turned […]

You can live a perfectly delightful mobile existence using an Android phone without tweaking a single setting. But where's the fun in that? Especially when a handful of downloads and a few minutes of tinkering can turn, say, your Galaxy S8 from a TouchWiz minefield into a digital zen garden. This has always been true. […]

As you emerge from your turkey-induced coma, take a moment to reflect on the past week in security, which despite the holiday was chock-full of wonderments. From Uber shadiness to Android location-tracking, it was quite the whirlwind. Uber made headlines midweek when it came out that the company had not only been breached a year […]

An investigation by Quartz has revealed that Android devices send cell tower location data to Google even if the user has disabled location services for apps in their device settings. Quartz also said it observed location data being sent even if devices had been reset to factory default settings. Android devices with a cellular data or […]

Image: vicky leta/mashable Never has there been a phone that has kept me up at night as much as the recently released OnePlus 5T. As I wrote in my review, it’s a mighty fine Android phone. Correction: It’s mostly mighty fine, except for the cameras. They’re pretty weak and take average-looking photos. Though, an upcoming […]

Feeling old yet? An entire decade ago, Google released the first public beta of the Android OS, two years after its 2005 acquisition of Android Inc. In the demo above, you’ll see the beginnings of Android as an OS for basic BlackBerry style devices with keyboards and trackballs, as well as what it can achieve […]

The OnePlus 5T might be the best premium Android value of the year.Image: raymond wong/mashable “When we launched the OnePlus 5, there was no plan to release the OnePlus 5T,” Kyle Kiang, OnePlus’ head of global marketing, told me a week before the new phone’s splashy launch event in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It’s a peculiar admission, […]