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
Beginning January 31, the Samsung Galaxy S II (GB only) from T-Mobile will have a software update to Android version 2.3.6 / Baseband version T989UVLDH via Over The Air (OTA) and Samsung Kies. This update provides security enhancements Vlingo S Voice improvements.
You can update in two ways:
- Over the air (OTA) update to T989UVLDH or T989UVLI4: If you want to update to T989UVLDH or T989UVLI4, you can update via OTA. Please wait for the notification to update. The OTA will continue to be delivered until February 28. The update is also availabe for manual download using Kies.
- Manual download to T989UVLDH or T989UVLI4 If you want to update to T989UVLDH or T989UVLI4, you can update via Samsung Kies. Ensure you are on the latest version of Kies prior to attempting the update. See https://www.samsung.com/us/kies/ to confirm the version.
Nexus followers will love the new Android JB 4.2.2 binaries for different devices. Google is definitely showing its support for its Nexus Devices and is also planning to push to Android Open-Source Project or AOSP.
Although the latest Jelly Bean has been out since February, not many devices were fully compatible with it and the release of these binaries will open doors for many Nexus users such as the Nexus, 4, 7, 10 and the Nexus S to fully use and optimize the AOSP.
Other devices such as the Galaxy Nexus (on Verizon) and the Motorola Xoom will also be able to enjoy the latest JB by using these proprietary binaries.
So if you are someone who does not like changing devices all the time trust that these devices will always be taken care of and updated by Google and these just might be the Android devices that you are looking for.