Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Best Android Phones You Can Find in 2018

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Best Android Phones You Can Find in 2018

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Wonder what the absolute best Android phone is right now? We have the answer, and some alternatives, too.Shopping for an Android phone can be hard work. It’s easy to get swayed by a pretty design or convincing salesperson. Carriers might tempt you with an affordable 24-month payment plan, but before you make an ill-informed impulse…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired A Clever Android Hack Takes Advantage of Sloppy Storage

Hexbyte Tech News Wired A Clever Android Hack Takes Advantage of Sloppy Storage

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Angel Garcia/Bloomberg/Getty ImagesAngel Garcia/Bloomberg/Getty ImagesAn Android app has two choices for where to put its data on a device: internal storage, where it’s safe and snug, isolated by the operating system’s sandbox, and external storage, where data can move between apps but isn’t as protected. Most of the time, that setup works just fine. But…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Millions of Android Devices Are Vulnerable Out of the Box

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Millions of Android Devices Are Vulnerable Out of the Box

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Android smartphones from Asus, LG, Essential, and ZTE are the focus of a new analysis about firmware bugs introduced by manufacturers and carriers.Joan Cros Garcia/Corbis/Getty ImagesAndroid smartphones from Asus, LG, Essential, and ZTE are the focus of a new analysis about firmware bugs introduced by manufacturers and carriers.Joan Cros Garcia/Corbis/Getty ImagesSecurity meltdowns on your smartphone…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Google Android 9 Pie: The 5 Best New Features

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Google Android 9 Pie: The 5 Best New Features

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Here are five stand-out features from Android Pie, the next version of Google’s mobile operating system, which was released today.Getty ImagesHere are five stand-out features from Android Pie, the next version of Google’s mobile operating system, which was released today.Getty ImagesGoogle has just released the final version of its Android P software, which was first…

Moto’s G6 is the Best Android Phone Almost Anyone Can Afford

Moto’s G6 is the Best Android Phone Almost Anyone Can Afford

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In my time writing about tech, I’ve spent untold hours using expensive smartphones. You know, the really nice ones that can sometimes cost upwards of a grand these days. For your money, you’ll get metal and glass components that feel and look great, eye-popping cameras, brilliant screens…the works. But, after spending a weekend in Nashville…