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Here comes the most secure smartphone in the world

Later this year, John McAfee plans to launch a smartphone which boasts such tight levels of security that it’s streets ahead of the likes of the Blackphone.

The security expert (who founded the eponymous antivirus company – which is now a standalone firm separate from Intel, incidentally) talked to Newsweek about the handset, which he said was the result of ‘enormous investment’.

Blu R1 Plus is a new Android phone going on sale for 24 hours tomorrow at $109

Blu R1 Plus is the newest cheap phone to prove that you don't have to pay top dollar in order to enter into the Android ecosystem.

It's debuting to a flash sale tomorrow for just $109, giving you a $50 discount on the new handset that will cost $159 after Saturday's big discount.

Best Android apps 2017: download these now

The Google Play store has exploded in recent years, with a proliferation of apps that can cater to your every need. The problem is: there are just too many of them, even with Editor's Picks, Featured and Best Selling, Top Paid and Top Free categories there to help.

There are things you can do to filter the winners from the wannabes. Google builds a list of apps it recommends for you based on your previous downloads, so that's often a good place to start. 

Why you don’t need the fabled 128GB Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

You don’t need the top spec Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. Nobody does.

Customers in South Korea and Hong Kong can buy Galaxy S8 Plus with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, and many are now calling for Samsung to release this super-charged model worldwide.

You shouldn't hold your breath though. The stock Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus - with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage - is out worldwide and is enough for even the highest of spec-chasing phone fans.

Best cheap phones 2017: our top budget mobiles

In the past, the term 'best cheap phones' was usually a warning, rather than a tempting proposition, with shoddy build quality, sluggish performance, laughable screen resolution and woeful cameras. But this isn't the past, this is the present, and the market abounds with top budget phones.

Google now has a Raspberry Pi-like computer for Android

Want to run Android, but don't want to buy a smartphone, tablet or Android TV device? Then this may be the answer to your prayers: Google has teamed up with Huawei to deliver the HiKey 960, a Raspberry Pi style computer board that runs Android.

Developed with teams at Google, ARM, Huawei, Archermind, and LeMaker, it was made primarily so that Android developers could code on a device using an ARM based chip like so many of the devices that run Android apps, rather than on Intel x86 chips.

Best free Android apps of 2017: 100 you must download

You've got an Android device, either because you didn't want, or couldn't afford, an iPhone - and in years past that meant you had to live with substandard apps. Thankfully, those days are well and truly over, with reams of great little programs standing toe to toe with the best Apple's App Store has to offer.

HTC U release date, news and rumors

Update: HTC has launched a video teaser for the HTC U 11, highlighting its squeezable frame.

The HTC 10 was something of a reinvention for the brand, sporting a new design, new features and upgraded specs. But in some ways it was still not enough of a change, and still lacking.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has landed - here's where to find the best deals

The new Samsung Galaxy S8 - the mobile we lauded as 'one of the best phones ever made' - officially comes on the UK market today. It's been available to pre-order for the last month, so if you bagged an early deal you should have now received your phone!

If you haven't already been tempted to pre-order the S8, or the massive Galaxy S8 Plus, then we'll tell you how to buy this stunning handset for the best price.

Google announces use-by date for current Pixel handsets

Like the Nexus phones before them, one of the great things about Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL handsets is that they offer such a pure Android experience, the phones are pretty much guaranteed to get all the latest Android updates as soon as they happen… well, for as long as they’re officially supported.