• Android Kill Switch Could Remotely Brick Stolen Devices

    Android Kill Switch Could Remotely Brick Stolen Devices

    The notes on the change explain: When recovery starts with --brick, it tries to brick the device by securely wiping all the partitions as listed in /etc/recovery.With the remote brick function, users would be able to prevent others from booting up their device.
  • Verizon Prepaid Will Get Throttled Data Next Week, No Sneaky Safety Mode Required

    Verizon Prepaid Will Get Throttled Data Next Week, No Sneaky Safety Mode Required

    Last week, Verizon introduced a bunch of “fireworks” tweaks to their The Verizon Plan that included a feature called Safety Mode.I say that because the Verizon prepaid plans are about to get the exact same bonus, but it won’t cost prepaid subscribers extra or require them to toggle it on or off to avoid getting hammered with overages.
  • Android Engineer Team Took to reddit for AMA, Here's a Recap

    Android Engineer Team Took to reddit for AMA, Here's a Recap

    Members of the Android engineering team (11 members, in total) took to reddit this morning to offer up answers to many questions that flooded in from the community.Below, we will highlight a few of the many questions, then provide you with the Android team’s response.
  • Chat App Line Adds Disappearing Posts

    Chat App Line Adds Disappearing Posts

    Messaging app Line is taking another page from Snapchat's book by adding disappearing posts.Users can tap the clock icon in the upper-right corner to create a 24-hour post, which is "perfect for expressing how you're feeling right in the moment," Line said in a blog post.
  • Nokia Phones Return in 2017 (Sort of)

    Nokia Phones Return in 2017 (Sort of)

    But Redmond has struggled in mobile, so earlier this year, Microsoft sold its feature phone business to a subsidiary of Foxconn and a newly formed Finnish firm for $350 million.That Finnish firm will in turn create Android-based phones and tablets.