By Brian Barrett

The dozens of flaws across 29 Android smartphone makers show just how insecure the devices can be, even brand-new. When you buy an Android smartphone, it’s rarely pure Android. Manufacturers squeeze in their own apps or give it a fresh coat of interface. Carriers do it too.

 

By Neil Hughes

Progressive web apps have already entered the mainstream. But will they change the world with digital experiences? It’s often said that you can tell a lot about someone by the apps on the home screen of their smartphone.However, the reality is that the first page on most phones will contain the same usual suspects such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and WhatsApp. Other apps will remain hidden in subfolders never to be seen again; kept far away from the apps you use regularly. Apps that become overfamiliar and intrusive, by bombarding users with notifications, will instantly be deleted if they outstay their welcome.