Leaked documents show that Google is steadily tightening the requirements for its partners--such as device maker Samsung--to build Android smartphones.
A developer has come up with a way to use Google's "App Runtime for Chrome" development to run Android apps on the major desktop operating systems.
Google unveils the first Android apps that will run directly on a Chromebook device, promises more to come in the months ahead.
The Android Fake ID flaw could open up enterprises that allow BYOD to malware that impersonate trusted apps, steal confidential information and fool mobile device management software.
Six PhD students at Columbia University's Department of Computer Science have taken the wraps off Project Cider, which they bill as an "OS compatibility architecture" that allows iOS apps to run on an Android device. The team released a proof-of-concept video that shows iOS apps such as Apple's iBooks running on a Nexus 7 tablet.
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A researcher has highlighted a potential privacy issue in the Android version of the messaging service WhatsApp. In a blog post earlier this week, Bas Bosschert, a consultant and CTO of startup Doublethink detailed a proof and concept in which he was able to access and decrypt the WhatsApp database containing archived chat messages.
The fragmentation of the Android ecosystem not only challenges enterprises confronting BYOD and app developers creating apps that work across all Android devices, but also handset manufacturers trying to retain customers.
Mobile app security continues to be the bane of CISOs' existence, and a recent study conducted by mobile app security firm Arxan will do nothing to ease their security woes.
Since the beginning of the year, security firm Symantec has uncovered more than 1,200 malicious apps deployed by Japanese one-click fraudsters in the Google Play store, related Symantec researcher Joji Hamada in a blog.