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Google probed in Australia for allegedly tracking phone users at their expense

16 May 2018

The U.S. based software company is seeking royalties for Google's use of some of the Java language, while Google argues it should be able to use Java without paying a fee. These apps also push ads to the users' phones via Google Mobile Services, and URLs are launched in web views that redirect to the kinds of "you won" scam pages.

Now that the Android Beta for Android P has been released, I've entered my Pixel 2 XL into the beta and I'd like to share 5 of my favorite things so far.

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During this year's I/O developer conference, Google announced a huge overhaul for Google News.

The company also considers various risks that you might run into such bugs, performance as well as stability issues and glitches, some features might work or they may even crash at some point. Google offers Family Link, a suite of tools that allows parents to regulate how much time their children can spend on apps and remotely lock their child's device.

Samsung introduces two new Galaxy S9 colors
The Galaxy S9 version will cost 957,000 won ($888), and the Galaxy S9 Plus will come with a price tag of 1.05 million won. The Sunrise Gold finish features a satin gloss finish, which the company says creates a feeling of both vibrancy and calm.

The malware, named Android.Reputation.1, appears on the Play Store hidden in at least seven apps offering emoji keyboard additions, space cleaners, app lockers, calculators and call recorders.

In the app, the "For You" tab houses a rundown of stories that Google thinks you'll be interested in. Oracle's accusations hint that Google may not be complying with their own policies.

Fetal heartbeat abortion law challenged in Iowa
Miller said the Thomas More Society, a conservative Chicago-based law firm, has agreed to defend the law for free. The legislation would require doctors to conduct an abdominal ultrasound to test for a fetal heartbeat.

In theory, this feature would decide which color mode to use depending on context.

Another set of malicious apps have reappeared in the Play Store under a slightly different name and publisher even after Google removed the original app. But with iOS 11, the iPhone maker did introduce a new and what is proving to be a game-changing feature on iPhone X dubbed gestures. The upcoming Android version will be available for a few Android phones only from Google, Essential, Sony, Nokia, etc. From here, you can swipe up into your recent apps and suggestions, then give it another swipe to see your app drawer.

Nokia X6 launch today, teaser highlights iPhone X display style
The Nokia X6 has a dual rear camera setup with a primary 16-megapixel sensor and a secondary 5-megapixel monochrome sensor. The device comes with a 5.8-inch IPS display that offers Full HD+ (2280 x 1080 pixels) resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio.

Even though Google claims that customers have given their consent to hand over the data when they chose to use an Android smartphone, data privacy advocates say that customers are unaware about the real consequences of their decision. Google, however, is never a fan of manual options or letting less knowledgeable users be in control. Will it replace Apple News for you?

Google probed in Australia for allegedly tracking phone users at their expense