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Alarming security trends top this week's news stories, while Android O continues to advance. There's also a way to run Android apps natively on the desktop, and advice for users of Zebra's multi-SIM TC75 device.
An study published in IEEE Transactions found that criminals could access nearly two-thirds of fingerprint scanners.
This week will bring one update to a current Windows release, one release of a future Android version, Lambda support of Node, and the revelation of two dangerous exploits.
The latest build extends battery life with background limits, and introduces fine-grain control over app notifications.
It has been a fairly slow week for Industry News. So why not order a pizza and have it delivered by drone?
A handful of Domino's restaurants in Germany and Holland are testing a ground-based drone to deliver as many as eight pizzas at a time. Have some grease ready for the tip.
Much of the news coverage this week demonstrates how serious Google is about clamping down Android security. There's also news about a giant robot at Amazon, drones in Walmart stores and an Android "O" on the horizon.
For developers using Zebra's EMDK for Android and have updated to Android Studio 2.3, please read the story immediately below. There's also news this week for developers using Visual Studio, MySQL, ReactJS and Docker, and not all of it is good.
The release last week of Android Studio 2.3 revealed a bug in Zebra's EMDK add-on for the SDK. Here's the fix.
What's old is new again, and what's new is spreading. The digital assistant is back, but this time it's a hand-held organizer app from Google. Meanwhile, drone technology is spreading across the U.S. and Canada, and wireless charging advancements could start leaking from the Magic Kingdom.
There's a signpost up ahead for Zebra's cross-platform development environment. With the release this week of Enterprise Browser 1.6, the solution can now be used to build kiosk apps and other secure configurations.