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Google unveils $105 Android One phones in India, promises to expand to more partners and countries

As expected, Google announced the first phones as part of its Android One program, and the software giant is teaming up with local device makers in India to produce smartphones that cost around $105 without subsidies. The Android One initiative is Google's boldest attempt yet to increase smartphone penetration in emerging markets and ensure that Android maintains its firm grip on the low-cost smartphone market.

Alcatel-Lucent reveals sharp rise in mobile malware in H1 2014

Android smartphones are more vulnerable to mobile malware attacks than handsets running other operating systems, Alcatel-Lucent said as it revealed a sharp rise in security threats to mobile devices

Rumor Mill: Google to unveil first Android One phones in India on Sept. 15

Google sent out invitations for a media event in India on Sept. 15, according to gadget website  NDTV, where it is expected to formally announce the first low-cost smartphones as part of its Android One initiative.

Samsung prepares to debut its first connected smart watch at IFA trade show

Samsung is readying a new smart watch that it claims will redefine the meaning of the term 'wearable device' by offering wireless connectivity without being tethered to a smartphone.

Huawei has no plans to build a Tizen phone and won't release new Windows Phones

Huawei does not plan on building a smartphone running on the open-source Tizen platform, according to a senior company executive, dealing yet another blow to the fledgling smartphone platform. Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's consumer business group, also said Huawei is putting on pause plans to introduce new phones running Microsoft's Windows Phone platform.

Researchers demo 92% success rate in hacking smartphone apps

The vast mobile applications ecosystem, enabled by the ability of apps to run on a shared smartphone infrastructure or operating system, has created open doors for hackers that want to obtain personal information from mobile device users. And the threat is believed to extend across Google Android, Apple iOS and Microsoft Windows operating systems, according to a group of university researchers.

Canalys: Samsung shipped most 'smart wearables' in H1 2014

The wearable-band market grew 684% year-on-year on a worldwide basis in the first half of 2014, according to the latest device-shipment estimates by industry analyst company Canalys.

Updated: Verizon denies plans to work with carriers, OEMs on an app store to challenge Google

Verizon Communications wants to build a new coalition of wireless carriers and device makers to create an application storefront that would be an alternative to Google's Play Store, according to a report from  The Information. The new store could let app developers take advantage of network-specific functionality, advertise their wares in the store and give consumers more proactive tips about which apps to use, the report said.

Kaspersky Labs warns social networks are dangerous territory for mobile users

Careless mobile users are leaving themselves exposed to hack attacks when accessing social networks, security company Kaspersky Labs warned.

HTC wants to fill a 'huge gap' at the high end with One M8 for Windows Phone

HTC unveiled a variant of its flagship One M8 smartphone running Microsoft's Windows Phone software, giving the platform the same kind of high-end hardware HTC and other phone makers have usually reserved for flagship Android devices. HTC hopes it can fill what it sees as a gap in the premium Windows Phone segment.
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