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Rumor: Samsung Galaxy Note series is done for good

Hadlee Simons / Android Authority

TL;DR

  • A rumor stemming from Korea says that Samsung is done with the Samsung Galaxy Note series.
  • The rumor says the company is ceasing production of the Note 20 series before the end of 2021.
  • There are also rumors saying the company has no new Note plans at all.

Now, a new report from ET News (h/t 9to5Google) out of Korea suggests the Samsung Galaxy Note line could be truly done. According to the report, Samsung may end production of the current Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series by the end of 2021. This is

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Over nine million Android devices infected by info-stealing trojan

A large-scale malware campaign on Huawei’s AppGallery has led to approximately 9,300,000 installs of Android trojans masquerading as over 190 different apps. 

The trojan is detected by Dr.Web as ‘Android.Cynos.7.origin’ and is a modified version of the Cynos malware designed to collect sensitive user data.

The discovery and report come from researchers at Dr. Web AV, who notified Huawei and helped them remove the identified apps from their store.

However, those who installed the apps on their devices will still have to remove them from their Android devices manually.

Trojan disguised as game apps

The threat actors hid their malware

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List of Nokia smartphones eligible for Android 12, release date- Nokiapoweruser

Many of our readers have been asking us about which Nokia smartphones are eligible to get the Android 12 update. As it happened with Android 11, Android 12 roll-out to Nokia smartphones may start later this year and get completed in 2022.

Android 12 is supposed to bring lots of UI changes, new animations and features. You can read the official details about Android 12 Beta UI changes and new features by clicking here.

Most of the Nokia smartphones (G-series and X-series) come with guaranteed 2 and 3 years of Android OS upgrade promise. Hence by that rule, if a

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versions based on Android 11 and Android 12 coming soon, list of devices revealed

After years of yearly updates for MIUI, Xiaomi took an alternative route with MIUI 12. This particular version had one of the longest-ever life spans for MIUI versions. MIUI 12 was revealed back in the first quarter of 2020 and received an incremental upgrade in the form of MIUI 12.5 earlier this year. A few months later, the software got its second incremental update in the form of MIUI 12.5 Enhanced. After a few months, the company is expected to finally unveil MIUI 13 in all its glory. The new skin update should come with the Xiaomi 12 series, but

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11 advanced Assistant tricks you should really remember on Android

Fancy new features are fan-frickin’-tastic. But let’s face it: We aren’t all carrying Google’s shiny new Pixel phones. And we don’t all have Android 12 in front of our shiny faces just yet.

With all of that in mind, I thought now would be a fine time to turn our attention to some of Android’s many buried treasures — phenomenal time-saving and productivity-boosting possibilities built right into the software on our existing phones, no matter who made ’em or how old they may be (within the realm of reason, anyway; if you’re still totin’ around a phone with Froyo, sorry

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Android TV starts letting you install apps the way you want to

From your phone, of course


It’s been a year since Google granted us a new Chromecast, complete with an actual UI, app support, and a physical remote. Even with some stiff competition, it’s remained one of our favorite ways to watch movies and shows from all of those streaming services you keep meaning to cancel. Now, a new method for installing apps to your streaming box makes it even easier to access more content.


As spotted by Reddit user u/avigi, the Play Store on Android now supports remote installations directly to any Android TV device. While it’s been possible

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android: 8 mistakes that you are making on your Android phone which may help scammers

If you are using an Android phone then note that it is important to pay attention to what you are downloading and which apps have access to your private information. Android being the most popular smartphone operating system in the world attracts attention from hackers, scammers and advertisers. Apart from malware, there are countless apps which make money by showing you ads continuously, causing your phone to slow down. Here are 8 mistakes that you are making on your Android phone which may help scammers.

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​Keeping bloatware that comes with new Android phone

Bloatwares simply take up space

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It’s time to dump Chrome as your default browser on Android

Jack Wallen makes his case for Android users to switch from Chrome as their default browsers. He also shows you how.

I’m going to be honest here, I don’t use a web browser very often on Android. Most often I stick with specific applications. Now, I get that some of those applications are Single Page Web apps that are probably using bits of Chrome under the hood. But as far as using a full-fledged web browser, it’s only sporadic on my phone. 

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Until probably a year ago, I didn’t mind using Chrome on Android.

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Over 20 Android apps found with dangerous PhoneSpy spyware, you should delete them now

Although the PhoneSpy-infected apps have not made their way to the Google Play Store, people are still somehow falling into the trap and downloading them.

PhoneSpy has currently affected over 1,000 people and you should watch out for it. (Source: Reuters)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Researchers have warned people against the PhoneSpy spyware.
  • PhoneSpy can find its way to your phone outside your knowledge.
  • The apps that carry it look very legitimate, making people hard to identify them.

A new spyware may be targeting your Android phone and trying to steal your personal data, researchers have found. PhoneSpy is a new spyware campaign

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Samsung’s Android 12 release for Galaxy S21 humbles all other OEMs

Last updated: November 15th, 2021 at 21:36 UTC+01:00

We were hoping for One UI 4.0 to launch in November after a Samsung Community Manager hinted at a possible early release, and sure enough, the update went live today for the Galaxy S21 series worldwide. The One UI 4.0 update introduces new customization options, new privacy settings, as well as other refinements to the user experience and the UI. But aside from the update’s content, what really impressed us this time around was Samsung’s fantastic firmware support and the speed with which it released the first One UI 4.0 public build.

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