Android news #190: release date Huawei bendable and Trojans in the top of Google

We present to your attention the 190th edition of our weekly project “news Android“! Today we will talk about their own roaming OnePlus, the dangers of Google’s recommendations, and more. Below, with the same news you can find in a traditional text format.

When I imagine folding Huawei and what will it be?

Huawei will introduce the release version of a foldable smartphone at the MWC 2019, which will be held from 25 to 28 February in Barcelona. It is reported by phoneArena, citing sources close to the manufacturer. According to interlocutors of the edition, the device will be larger than the Galaxy F from Samsung, and will also receive a number of functional advantages which make it more preferable to purchase than folding the flagship vendor from South Korea.

Unlike the Galaxy F, foldable smartphone Huawei will get a display diagonal of which unfolded would be a 7.3, and exactly 8 inches. An additional 0.7 inch of screen will allow the Chinese decision to become a full substitute of the tablet, which should positively affect performance in tasks that require a high working space. In the end, that is what is required from the office with foldable design.

External display Huawei Mate X, and it is the name vendor may elect for flexible innovations, will be more than the Galaxy F the same 0.7 inch. This size, found the designers will be more familiar for users even though the external screen will be mainly used as auxiliary. For example, it will be dialing, fast correspondence and check notifications.

Another advantage of a folding camera Huawei Samsung on a solution, will be to support the networks of the fifth generation. Unlike the Koreans, who regretted consumers and did not implement all the top technology in order to keep the price more or less acceptable level, the Chinese are not afraid of the increased cost of the apparatus, deciding to equip it with the latest technology.

Own roaming from OnePlus

OnePlus introduced the service for travellers OnePlus Roaming. New product is designed to provide users with branded smartphones with Internet access at competitive rates regardless of the country in which they reside. A distinctive feature of the OnePlus Roaming is the ability to choose the conditions of access to the Network without using a local SIM card and absolute independence from fares and charges levied by their mobile operator.

OnePlus is positioning itself branded service as the ultimate way to keep the ability to access the Internet while abroad, which is not well suited for everyday use at home. First of all it is connected with the prices for services of 3G and 4G within the OnePlus Roaming, and, secondly, with the lack of support for telephony and SMS messages. These services, according to the vendor, we need travellers to a lesser extent than access to the Network.

At the moment OnePlus Roaming is in beta testing, but because OnePlus does not disclose all the details about the principles of operation of the service, indicating only its key features. So, it is already known that the OnePlus Roaming in no way affiliated with eSIM technology, and therefore can be used even in those countries where it is under the legislative ban. For example, a similar ban applies to the territory of Russia and China.

OnePlus Roaming is available only to owners of the OnePlus 6, installed the current beta build of OxygenOS. It only provides a service for secure Internet overseas, not elaborate, however, on the flagship OnePlus 6T. Information about when and what devices will eventually release a full version Roaming OnePlus, OnePlus representatives did not specify.

Trojans tops in the Google Play

The desire of Google to comprehensive control is shattered on a banal inability to control even brand the app catalog. As said by the expert in the field of information security company ESET Lucas Stefanko, in Google Play for a long time wielded a batch of 13 Trojans, posing as a racing game and a driving simulator, which during its activity managed to fool more than half a million users.

According to Stefanko, in total, Trojans were downloaded at least 560 thousands of times, indicating the magnitude of the ongoing fraudulent campaign. But the worst thing about this story is that two malicious applications out of 13 were in trends and promoted by the algorithms of Google, some time was in full view of thousands of potential victims experiencing serious growth in the number of downloads.

Once installed on the device the user has found that they downloaded a racing game is something of a setup file, which offers to produce the preloading of the essential components. Consent, according to the users affected with a Trojan, led to the slowing smartphone and unnatural behavior, for example, displaying advertisements in applications and areas of the operating system where they shouldn’t be.

As he said Stefanko, he can’t say for certain what components were loaded on user devices. Most likely that this is just advertising BY showing banner ads on top of the OS interface, as well as staff and third-party applications. This is often IN addition to irritation of the users may have a negative impact on the performance of the infected devices, reducing the performance and battery life because of the need to maintain a connection with the remote server.

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