This morning, Forbes relayed a potential serious security flaw in Android, first discovered by Zimperium zLabs, that could affect your phone. The flaw is found in Android’s Stagefright, a multimedia tool at a deep system level. According to this research, a simple MMS (multimedia text) sent to your phone could open up your phone to audio/video recording, but also give a hacker access to your photos or Bluetooth. In order to gain that kind of access, they may only need to know your phone number. Zimperium zLabs suggests that some 950 million Android devices are in danger of this bug. Yep, this security bug is actually a pretty big deal. (more…)
Hey, Motorola, got any plans outside of the Moto G (3rd gen) tomorrow? Hope so!
Thanks to another premature leak by another wireless carrier outside of the US, we know even more about Motorola’s new mid-range offering. Through an unofficial unboxing of sorts, we get a look at the new Moto G’s box, swappable back covers, and front sticker (with specs). (more…)
T-Mobile is pushing updates to its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge variants this morning, both of which appear to be bug fixers after the 5.1.1 update that arrived a couple of weeks back. And actually, each is listed as including “battery improvements” along with other various fixes. The S6 Edge is also getting a “cocktailbar error fix.” (more…)
As a reminder to kickstart the week, we wanted to make sure you all realized that OnePlus is going to unveil the OnePlus 2 tonight via streamed event that will also be done in VR through a companion Android app. But also, don’t forget that Motorola has goodies to unveil tomorrow morning.
Here are the details. (more…)
I went on a hike this morning and took some photos to post to Instagram. As I loaded up the app (v7.3.0), I noticed a new screen that seemed a bit different after choosing/taking a photo. You can see what I’m talking about in the image above (and video below), which appears to be a new quick edit/filter screen. (more…)
Two hours ago (at the time of this posting) on a Saturday, OnePlus decided to open up a registration list for invites to purchase the OnePlus 2. Hopefully, you saw the posting minutes after it went live, because the list is already closing in on 20,000 people.
As many of you know, in order to purchase a OnePlus 2, you will need an invite. This list, is like a back-up for those who don’t have exclusive access to early invites or who don’t feel like participating in OnePlus’ social experiments. Still, this may be the only way that many of you can get an invite, even if it is already 20K people long. (more…)
The new Moto G (3rd gen) is no secret at this point. We’ve seen renders, mentions on Motorola’s site of Moto Maker options, promo videos, and hands-on time with the phone all within the last week. There are still some questions, though, one of which involves price. How low will Motorola go with the new Moto G? Will they stick close to the 2nd generation’s $179 price point? According to a source of ours, that’s exactly where Motorola plans to land. (more…)