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Google to open up Android to competitor in Europe and elsewhere

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Alexander Shulgin, head of Yandex Russian operations, said he hoped the agreement will have implications Google to open up Android to competitor  for similar cases in Europe and elsewhere.
It will also develop a tool allowing users to choose a default search engine on their Android devices.
REUTERS/Sergei KarpukhinMOSCOW Alphabet Inc’s Google will open up its popular Android mobile operating system to rival search engines in Russia as part of a deal to settle a two-year dispute with Russian competition authorities.
Google confirmed the deal, saying it met the interests of all parties.
Alexei Dotsenko, deputy head of Russian anti-monopoly watchdog FAS, speaks during a news conference, dedicated to the case of FAS and Alphabet Inc’s Google over the Android operating system, in Moscow, Russia, April 17, 2017.

Google Officer Explains Why Android mobiles  Are More safed Than People Expect 

But according to the director of Android security, Adrian Ludwig, Android phones are actually safer than what users think.
So in conclusion, an Android phone is as secured as a phone can be just as long as it is updated to the latest Android OS version.
In addition, Android phones are operated by different manufacturers that use different versions of Android.
Despite identifying the major problem why not all Android phones users are secured from any malicious software, solving it is not as easy as it sounds.
This is why it is crucial for manufacturers to get the updates out to Android phone users as soon as possible.
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Stable Android 7.1.2 Beta update is now available for Google Pixel phones

Google Pixel and Pixel XL devices registered in Android’s Beta Program are beginning to get a stable version of Android 7.1.2.
The 7.1.2 update seeks to fix known Bluetooth issues, early battery shut downs and reported camera problems, as well as audio popping at high volume.
The Nougat update was rolled out to Nexus and Pixel devices at the beginning of the month, with Pixel C being among the first ones to get it.
The update became available on Pixel and Pixel XL phones in the past weeks, but some users reported ‘broken’ fingerprint sensors on their units after downloading and installing.This morning, an allegedly ‘stable’ version of Android 7.1.2 became downloadable in Beta, weighing at 31MB, with build numbers NHG47K for Verizon customers, N2G47J for Deutsche Telekom, and N2G47E for all unlocked units.
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