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Samsung launched recently Galaxy Grand, a lower-end Galaxy Note 2. Now it’s believed that ZTE is going to launch a competitor to that phone. According to Gizchina, ZTE U887 packs 5-inch 800-by-480 display, dual-core 1.2GHz CPU with 2GB of RAM. This phablet supports also dual-band in China, both TD-SCDMA and GSM networks included. U887 looks like ZTE’z high-end device Nubia Z5, difference is that U887 packs only 5MP camera instead of 13MP. There’s no information about the pricing or the launch date, but i will keep you up to date.
Samsung spokesperson has released a statement on it’s plans to fix the recently-discovered Exynos vulnerability issue. The company has indicated that they are aware of the issue and are prepared to move forward in order to fix it as soon as possible.
The exploit was discovered over the weekend, and the vulnerability allows malicious app to take advantage of the RAM and allowing it total control of the device. You can check out the list of affected devices and read the full press statement after the break.
There’s some good news for you Australian Galaxy S3 owners. Australian carrier Telstra has started to push Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update to it’s Galaxy S3 devices. The update will become eligible to all Galaxy S3 device over the course of the next 14 days. Some customers are already reporting that their device has been prompted to download Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update on their handsets OTA. The update file size is also reported of being 295MB. Check out more info after the break.
Tumblr app for Android has only supported smartphones, until now. Tumblr just released new update for Android and this time the app supports Android tablets, there’s also now new feature called “following screen” and tweaked design. Company didn’t update iOS app yet, and if you’re iPad user, you’re still stuck to iPhone/iPod view. It’s weird that company decided not to add iPad support for their native app, but surely we can enjoy the iPad support later. Grab yourseöf updated Tumblr app for Android after the break
Samsung unveiled The Galaxy Grand smartphone for “users with fast-paced mobile lifestyles who demand more from their phone.” Samsung Galaxy Grand runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. It has 5-inch 800-by-480 WVGA display, well it’s not the best what’s out there. It also packs 1.2GHz chipset for the multi window mode goodness, seen on Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2. There’s also 8MP camera on the back and 2MP on the front. There’s going to be 8GB of internal storage and microSD slot for expansion up to 64GB, 2,100mAH battery to keep your Galaxy Grand going.
Samsung hasn’t revealed details of when and where it will be sold, but there’s dual-SIM version for surely to the Asian markets. Samsung is going to release more info and show the Galaxy Grand in CES2013 next month.
According to threat at XDA-Developers forum, posted by alephzain, reports that they have identified a serious vulnerability, and leaving some Android smartphones wide open to malware. The exploit can let malware apps to get all your physical memory, for the purposes of stealing your data.
The exploit is currently only effective in Exynos 4 chipsets, and not in the more recent chipset Exynos 5. Check out the affected devices after the break.
Home country of Samsung, Korea, received Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Galaxy S3 handsets. If you have following Galaxy S3 model, Galaxy S III SHW-M440S, SHV-E210S, SHV-E210K and SHV-E210L, you’ll be able to update your handset via OTA or via KIES. Update package size varies between 869.3 MB and 1043.4 MB.
Some of the Enhancements in the new update:(after the break)