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Google Biggest Security Update for Android – Fixed 39 Bugs

Google Biggest Security Update for AndroidThe Google just released the biggest security update for Android Ecosystem, with 39 vulnerability fixes. The Google team has set 15 Critical vulnerabilities, 16 High threat vulnerabilities, and eight moderate vulnerabilities in this update. The 26 different components in Android Operating System, like Bluetooth, Mediaserver, Video kernel driver and many other have patched for vulnerabilities.

Last month, reports came out that Android has one severe weakness, that be used to steal valuable data from a smartphone. The App, which gives root privileges to threats via this vulnerability, has removed from play Store after noticing it. Linux developers have already patched the Vulnerability, which was found, but Google ignored the red signal given by Linux Developers. But now, the Google team has patched that vulnerability too, in the latest security update for Android.

With above vulnerability, Google team succeeded in patching the vulnerability in the core system. The DHCP client also called as Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol service had a flaw, which lets an attacker enter in the smartphone anonymously, causing memory corruption and run third party programs with root privileges. The Team patched this vulnerability before it gets exploited. The Nexus smartphone users will get the Security update soon. But, the smartphone made by third party OEM’s will have to wait till manufacturer modify it according to their convenience.

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Foldable OLED Display Smartphones Coming Soon : Samsung Working on Foldable Displays

Foldable OLED Display SmartphoneFoldable OLED Display Smartphones Coming Soon

The smartphone industry is innovating various technologies, to sustain in the market. The Electronics giant Samsung is apparently working on foldable smartphones project. If this released in coming days, then it can be the best thing which will happen in the smartphone world. The news confirms that the Samsung Electronics is working to develop the foldable OLED Display, which will expand after unfolding. The Folded display will have the size of 5 inches, and after unfolding, it will become 7 inches.

There are many new companies, which entered into the smartphone industry and giving fierce competition to traditional players like Samsung and Apple. That’s why Samsung started working on this foldable smartphone project to stay in the race of smartphone industry. The Director of Samsung Displays, Mr. Lee Chang Hoon said that the company is working on the development of Foldable OLED Displays according to the plan.

The Samsung Electronics and Samsung Display are working on this project from last year. After completing the development of the Foldable display, Samsung will start the mass production of the smartphones with such displays, which is expected to commence in the third quarter of this year. We can see this smartphone in the market from next year.

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BlackBerry Smartphone Sales Dropped – Company Will Concentrate on Software and Services Unit

BlackBerry Smartphone Sales DroppedToday morning, BlackBerry Enterprises published the figures of the earnings report for the 4th quarter. The company recorded the $464 million revenue, which dropped by 30% from last year. The wall street expected almost $565 million revenue for BlackBerry enterprises, which was not met. The software and services brought $156 million in the total income, which rose by 103% than last year. The Net loss of the company for the financial period was at $238 million. The BlackBerry announced to focus on its Software and Service department than focusing too much on the hardware unit. The company expected that the Software and services division will grow by 30% till next year.

In the last year, BlackBerry enterprises sold 600,000 devices, then the last year, in which they sold 1.3 million smartphones. The sales figures declined by nearly 14% than last fiscal year for the company. These sales figures mostly counted the BlackBerry’s first Android Smartphone, ‘Priv’.

At the same time, BlackBerry made another announcement of releasing Android Marshmallow 6.0 update to Unlocked BlackBerry Priv Smartphones. The Marshmallow updates are only for unlocked smartphones, sent over the air in next month. The Carrier locked BlackBerry Priv smartphones may not get the update in next few months, subject to the carrier approval.

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Google Announced Fiber Phone a Home Phone Service Inspired by Google Voice – Specification, Features

Google Fiber PhoneThe Google just made an Exciting announcement. The Search engine giant Google, who is providing the high-speed optic fibre Internet services, announced the Fibre based Google Landline service. The company announced this today in America. The users of Google Fibre can ask for Google Landline or Google Phone service. This service is based on the Google Voice technology.

Currently, Google will provide this service to those customers, who have $70 plan of Internet services or the $120 plan with Fibre Tv service. The Google Fibre Landline service is few inches ahead from the conventional landline phones. The Google Phone works on Google Voice technology and fibre optics connection. With Google Phone, you can do unlimited Local and long-distance calls without any quality voice loss.

The best part of this service is that it is cloud-based service. Users don’t have to buy any separate landline phone from the company. Users just have to install a box in the house and later connect any existing landline phone to that box. We can call it the plug-and-call gadget. This service can be linked and used with any existing landline phone. In America, almost 40 percent of the population is using the Cell phones and smartphones for voice calling. The Google Phone service will be launched in some selected parts of the United States, company officials said.

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Vernee Apollo and Thor Launched at Price $400 and $130 Respectively- Specifications, Features, Images

Vernee Apollo and Thor Launched at Price $400 and $130 Respectively- Specifications, Features, ImagesThe Chinese smartphone maker brands are on full throttle and launching hell lot of smartphones in the market. Recently, one Chinese smartphone maker, “Vernee” launched the two smartphones in the market. The two smartphones from “Vernee” are named as “Apollo” and “Thor”. These Vernee smartphones will come with high-end specifications, which can give tough competition to any flagship from the famous brand.

Vernee Apollo Specifications:-

The “Vernee Apollo” smartphone will come with a 5.5 inch Quad-HD Display and 3D touch support. Also, it will sport 2.2 GHz Helio X20 Deca-core processor, Mali T880 GPU, Whooping 6 GB of RAM and 128GB Internal storage option. On the camera side, it will feature a 21 MP rear camera and 8 MP front camera.

Vernee Thor Specifications:-

The “Vernee Thor” is also the interesting smartphone. It will come with 5 inch HD On-Cell display, MediaTek MT6753 processor, 3GB RAM and 16GB Internal storage. The “Vernee Thor’ smartphone will get its juice from a 2,800 mAh battery with quick-charge support.

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Vernee Apollo Priced is $400/-

Vernee Thor is Priced at $130/-

The Price of “Vernee Apollo” model is priced at $400/- and the “Vernee Thor” is priced at $130/-. The exact date of launch is not yet revealed, but it will happen in the mid of April 2016. But, it is clear that if launched with the same specification and price, then it can be a flagship killer smartphone for all the major brands.

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New SmartPhone from YU 5200 Spotted in Import Listings – YU Specification, Price, New Features

Mircomax YU Spotted in Import ListingsIn recent revelations by Fonearena, the Yu is importing a new smartphone in India. The new smartphone from the company may have a 5.2-inch display and 4G support. The YU is a subsidiary brand of Micromax mobiles. The new smartphone imported by the company may be new flagship smartphone from the brand. According to the import registry details,

The smartphone which is imported by YU is named as YU5200 in the import listing. It will feature a 5.2-inch display, Octa-core Snapdragon 615 SoC processor and 3GB of RAM. This device is 4G enabled, as written in import listing. Additional specification of YU5200 is Adreno 405 GPU, 16 GB internal memory, which can be expanded by MicroSD card. Also, it may have the 13MP rear camera with LED flash and 5 MP front camera and Android Lollipop 5.1 as the operating system.

As per connectivity features, the YU5200 will have 4G VoLTE support, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4. And GPS. As per the image of Import listing of Yu 5200 share by Fonearena, the import price of this smartphone is merely Rs. 9,036/-, which will add this smartphone in a league of budget 4G smartphones under RS.10,000.

There is no official announcement made by YU or Micromax about this import. But, it is confirmed that the new smartphone is going to launch soon under YU brand.

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Google Acknowledges Vulnerability in Android SmartPhones – Google Warns, Software Bugs

Vulnerability in Android SmartPhonesAccording to the security experts, there is a significant vulnerability in millions of Android devices. The Google has acknowledged this bug and promised to patch it for it get exploited. The Apps will get uninterrupted Root access, if this Vulnerability Exploited, which is harmful to device and data stored in it.

The Security experts spotted an app on Google’s play Store, which can exploit this vulnerability by getting uninterrupted Root access of the device. However, that app has been removed from the PlayStore. The Android versions, based on Linux Kernel 3.4, 3.10 and 3.14 may have this bug. Luckily, the Android versions, made with Linux Kernel 3.18 are not affected by this bug.

This bug is originated from the Linux operating system, which was found and patched by developers a year ago. After patching, the developers published about this bug. But, the ignorance of Google’s side made millions of Android smartphones vulnerable. Google said that they’ve sent the patches to OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) to use it to repair their modified Android versions.

The Google hasn’t disclosed the name of that app, which was penetrating the vulnerability in devices, but it was removed after being noticed by security experts. The Google has created the patch for AOSP ROM’s too. So, the Custom ROM developers can make use of this to patch the bug. The patch has sent to OEM’s by Google, but it is up to OEM’s when to send their users this Bug fix patch update.

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OnePlus 3 With Snapdragon 820 SoC Spotted on AnTuTu – Specifications, Updates, Key Feature

OnePlus 3 Spotted on AnTuTuAfter the launch of OnePlus Two, it was clear that OnePlus is working on the OnePlus Three. The OnePlus is taking huge steps in the smartphone market, which made them popular in very less time. After the craze of OnePLus Two smartphone, the companies new smartphone, which is OnePlus Three was spotted on AnTuTu benchmarks app. The Smartphone was listed in AnTuTu benchmarks app.

The OnePlus team was working on a new smartphone, which is rumored OnePlus 3. The OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei said that the New smartphone from the company will have a new and refreshing design. The Co-founder of OnePlus stated that new smartphone from the company will go on floor in the second quarter of the year. Also, he said that the new smartphone will make OnePlus fans go crazy, as they went on the launch of OnePlus One.

According to the listing on AnTuTu benchmarks app, the Alleged onePlus Three is having Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC processor, Adreno 530 GPU, 4 GB of RAM, 16 MP rear and 8 MP Front camera and it will run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system. Also, there will be the 32 GB internal storage capacity of this smartphone. Along with the development of OnePlus Three, OnePlus is coming up with Better buying process for their customers, rumors suggests. There is no extra information about this step from the company, but expert says that the firm will start selling smartphone themselves and ship faster than individual sellers.

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Apple’s Starts {iPhone SE Online PreBookings} : Most Cost-Effective iPhone Ever only at 499$

Apple iPhone SE Online PreBookingsThe Pre-orders booking for iPhone SE has opened today. The iPhone SE is the latest launch from the house of Apple. On March 21, Apple Launched the iPhone SE with the upgraded feature. The iPhone SE is a 4-inch smartphone from Apple. The iPhone SE is an upgraded version of iPhone 5S and will share some features with iPhone 6S.

The iPhone SE is a 4-inch smartphone from Apple, which was a small surprise for all fanboys. The iPhone SE will be shipped with 12 MP rear camera, powerful A9 processor, Near-Field-Connectivity for Apple Pay. The smartphone is the cheapest smartphone from Apple till date. The Pre-orders booking price of iPhone SE is $499/-.

The iPhone SE will go on full sale on and after 31st March 2016. Currently, Pre-order bookings are shipped after the 31st March. The surprise from Apple is the smaller screen in this iPhone, saying that the “Small is a new big”. Fanboys and geeks expected the launch or announcement of new iPhones, i.e., iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. However, Apple did not share any official word. After this launch event, there can be another event in September, where Apple may reveal details about Latest MacBooks and the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and other accessories.

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Google Android Pay Debut in UK Soon : Mobile Payment Service { Alternative Google’s Apple Pay}

Google Android /payGoogle’s proprietary virtual payment system, named as “Android Pay”, will make its debut in the UK in next few months. The Android Pay is the wireless payment method to use via NFC-enabled smartphones. The NFC Enabled Android smartphones can use Android Pay, to pay for anything via smartphone. This technology by Android is a rival of Apple Pay.

In Android Pay, the user stores his credit or debit card details in his Android smartphones, which later transmitted via NFC to the Tap-and-Pay outlets, which makes the payment wireless and secure. The smartphones, with Android 4.4 or more and with NFC connectivity are capable of using Android Pay. Currently, this service is available in the USA.

The Android Pay is a secure and hassle free method of making payments, as there is no need to carry your physical credit card. Also, it is secure because the way of payment is wireless and no one can complete the transaction without Passcode or fingerprint of the user. Currently, the premier banks in the UK, i.e., Lloyds Bank, HSBC, and Nations has agreed to support this type of payment systems.

According to the blog post on Google’s blog, the Android Pay is getting almost 1.5 million new users each month in the USA> So, to increase their reach, they are entering into UK markets very soon. Also, there are expansion plans to expand Android Pay in Australia too. The development of Android Pay can complete at the end of this year.