Last month, we told you about Samsung Exynos exploit, Samsung did promised to come out with a security fix as soon as they can. We are seeing it today.
The exploit affects devices with the Exynos 4210 and 4412 processor, phone using those processors including Sprint Samsung Galaxy S II, the international versions of Samsung Galaxy S II, the international version of Samsung Galaxy S3, the international Galaxy Note, and the Galaxy Note 2 are all affected, as well as tablets using the Exynos 4, some Galaxy Player models, Galaxy Tab 2 devices and the Galaxy Note 10.1. We also don't want to forget the Galaxy Camera.
While the U.S. versions of the Galaxy S3 are safe this time, that's still a whole lot of phones. There are also a few other phones (like the MEIZU MX) that use this SoC and may be affected.
T-Mobile: Beginning January 16, the Samsung Galaxy Note II will have a software update to Android version 4.1.1/ Software T889UVALL4 via Over The Air (OTA) and Samsung Kies. This update improves security and provides bug fixes.
Sprint: 1/16 - Samsung Epic 4G Touch Software Update - S:D710.10S.FL24
Samsung Epic 4G Touch Software Update - S:D710.10S.FL24
- Adds Sprint Connections Optimizer
See Sprint Connections Optimizer for more info
- Security updates
- Software version is: S:D710.10S.FL24
- Released in stages to devices over a 30 day time period.
- Refer to Samsung Epic 4G Touch Software Updates for install instructions
Samsung's latest and greatest smartphone, the Galaxy S 4, is making a big move into the US today with an online arrival at Sprint and in-store availability at AT&T
The Galaxy S4 features a stunning 5″ Full HD Super AMOLED display panel, an Exynos 5 Octa (8-Core) CPU clocked at 1.6GHz, a Tri-Core PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU, (or a Quad-Core Snapdragon 600 CPU clocked at 1.9GHz and Adreno 320 GPU, depending on the market) and 2GB of RAM. The device has a 13MP camera which capable of shooting up to Full HD 1080p videos at 30FPS and a 2.1MP front facing camera which is capable of shooting up to Full HD 1080p videos, as well.
The Galaxy S4 runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Samsung's new TouchWiz UX 2.0 out of the box. The device also includes Samsung's Smart Features: Smart Stay, Smart Pause, Smart Scroll and Smart Pause, Air Gestures, S Voice, S Health and S Translator.
According to Korean site ET News, bothSamsung Display and LG Display will ship flexible displays this coming November, and they are considering expanding production capacity thereafter. As the first product will be introduced as an `unbreakable and light' concept phone, the production capacity of the current pilot lines of the two companies will be enough. However, if the response is good, the production capacity is so insufficient that it cannot handle a single mega-class model.
Besides being flexible, why should you be interested in this new display technology? The screens themselves are not made out of glass, they're made out of a plastic substrate that's far more resistant to damage. You'll hear the term "unbreakable" get thrown around a lot, and while I think that's pushing it, you'll definitely be able to drop your flexi-phone to the ground and not have to worry about it getting a nasty hairline fracture.
In addition to Samsung Display and LG Display, Japanese and Taiwanese companies are developing flexible OLED, but they seem to have a long way to go until mass production.