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Google to patch Android credentials vulnerability

May 18th, 2011

Well that didn’t take long. Yesterday, we told you about an Android vulnerability found in ClientLogin that could have serious security ramifications. Using a dummy open access-point, a nefarious third party could passively — via Wi-Fi — collect authentication tokens to password protected services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google Calendar stored on affected Android devices. Speaking with …

Alltel adds Samsung Gem to lineup; Android 2.1, free with 2-year contract

February 10th, 2011

If you’re on regional wireless carrier Alltel and are looking for a low-cost, Android handset, listen up. The wireless provider has just announced the addition of the Samsung Gem to its smartphone lineup. The Gem is an Android 2.1 device that features a 3.2-inch touchscreen display, 800MHz processor, 3.2 megapixel camera (complete with a Superman-logoish …

Motorola cans CLIQ XT’s Android 2.1 update; CLIQ XT

February 3rd, 2011

If you’re the owner of a Motorola CLIQ XT from T-Mobile, you’re not going to like this news. Via its user forums, Motorola has announced that plans to update the device to Android 2.1 have been cancelled; leaving the handset and its users stuck on Android 1.5. As the post reads: “After  comprehensive testing of …

BlackBerry App World update brings in-app payments

February 2nd, 2011

Research In Motion on Wednesday announced a new version of its on-device software store for BlackBerry smartphones, BlackBerry App World. Version 2.1 brings several changes to RIM’s app store — the most notable of which is the introduction of an in-app payment mechanism. BlackBerry app developers will now be able to offer digital and virtual goods to …

Leaked images indicate Samsung EPIC 4G getting Android 2.2 on December 26

December 22nd, 2010

According to an image obtained by blog Phone Arena, Sprint’s EPIC 4G handset will be receiving an over-the-air (OTA) update to Android 2.2 (Froyo) on December 26th. The new code adds the ability to install applications to external storage cards, improves Bluetooth support and voice dialing, and brings Flash Player 10.1 compatibility. “GPS enhancements” is also …

Sprint rolling out Android 2.2 to Samsung Intercept

December 17th, 2010

In a forum post today, Sprint announced that it will begin rolling out an update to the Samsung Intercept handset. The update’s biggest payload will be an update from Eclair (Android 2.1) to Froyo (Android 2.2). Other niceties detailed by Sprint include: Enhancements/Fixes: – Sprint Navigation – Dropped calls after unacknowledged call waiting – Force Close message when opening up contacts …

83% of Android devices now running OS 2.1 or higher

December 2nd, 2010

Here’s a bit of good news for Android enthusiasts: as of December 1st, 83% of Android devices are now running OS version 2.1 or higher. The numbers, which come directly from Google’s developer analytics, show the progress the Big G is making in getting the wide-variety of handsets in market updated to newer code. As you …

T-Mobile expands HSPA+, ‘4G’ network to eight new markets

November 23rd, 2010

This morning, in a brief press release, T-Mobile announced the expansion of its HSPA+ network to eight additional markets. The new cities include: Detroit, MI; Grand Junction, CO; Harlingen, TX; Lafayette and South Bend, IN; Montgomery, AL; Roanoke-Lynchburg, VA; and Youngstown, OH. “With typical download speeds that are on par with or faster than competing …