A hot potato: The Google Play Store is notorious for harboring apps that contain malware, adware, or some flavor of spyware or fleeceware. A lesser-known fact is that hackers are increasingly targeting pre-installed apps for their misdeeds, and researchers are trying to raise awareness about this growing trend. Millions of affordable Android phones come with numerous pre-installed apps, and hackers only need to subvert one. However, addressing this issue is significantly more challenging than dealing with rogue apps that find their way into the Play Store.
The Pixel 7a is another great mid-range phone from Google, powerful enough to compete with some flagships like the Pixel 7 Pro and, in terms of photography, the Galaxy S23 or the iPhone 14. Battery life is not amazing though.
The ROG Flow Z13 2023 is the second iteration of Asus' Windows tablet, this time offering improved gaming performance when equipped with an RTX 4060 along with a Core i9-13900H and 16GB of RAM on the slim form factor.