Especially as we move to phones with screens that take up more and more of a handset's face, the idea of "buttons" for navigation - even virtual ones that slide away when we're not using them - is feeling increasingly like a holdover from a previous era.
NOhl and Lell made a decision to carry out an investigation on the Android smartphones who received and install the latest Android updates. Usually, Google's stock Android builds are slated to get the fastest updates, followed by other manufacturers who ship with extensively customised interfaces.
"As more Africans come online every year, using mobile phones as their primary and sometimes only internet device, online is not somewhere they "go" anymore but where they live, connecting with people, places and things that matter to them".
Some Android phone vendors are skipping security patches without notifying users, and instead hoodwinking their customers into believing their smartphone software is up to date with Google's monthly security releases, according to a new research. Here, I'm talking about regular updates and security patches.
"Google Go offers an easy way for users to specify an additional language for search and switch easily between English and Kiswahili", said Mr Murito.
Nohl said that this "deliberate deception" wasn't as common as vendors simply forgetting to update their devices. "Probably for marketing reasons, they just set the patch level to nearly an arbitrary date, whatever looks best", Karsten Nohl, Security Research Labs founder, told the publication.
Bringing up the rear were ZTE and TCL, whose phones had an average of more than four missed Android security practices. And while it's probably more important to talk about the features of Android P more than its name, it's always a fun guessing game for Google fans, with Google executives even getting into the spirit and providing clues and/or red herrings. And Android's fragmentation is a problem that remains unsolved.