First CM13 Snapshot Builds Based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Released

The CyanogenMod community in November last year released nightly CM13 builds based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow for select handsets. The company on Tuesday announced unveiled the first Snapshot build of CM13, based on Android 6.0.1 (r17) Marshmallow, marking the company’s first non-nightly release for CM13. The build is available for…

Apple’s Battle With FBI Underscores Android’s Poor State of Encryption: Report

Google CEO Sundar Pichai last month backed Apple in its ongoing fight with FBI over encryption. While privacy advocates welcomed Pichai’s stand on supporting Apple, they are still concerned about the poor state of encryption on Android devices. According to estimates, fewer than 10 percent of Android phones are encrypted….

HTC 10 Teaser Hints at ‘World Class, Front and Back’ Cameras

HTC may have not revealed launch date for its upcoming flagship smartphone but the company has been teasing the device on social platforms. The latest in the series teases the cameras on what is expected to be called the ‘HTC 10’ smartphone. The Taiwanese company in a tweet on Tuesday…

China’s ZTE Said to Appeal US Export Ban After Lobby Efforts Fail

China’s ZTE Corp will appeal tough US export restrictions imposed last week, according to a person familiar with the matter, after the telecom equipment maker’s costly lobbying effort failed to allay concerns about its business. The US Commerce Department imposed restrictions on US suppliers providing crucial components to ZTE for…