Sometime next week, Alcatel OneTouch will push a security update to its flagship device. The Idol 3 will receive a software update “on or around August 10″ to address Android’s Stagefright vulnerability. Alcatel OneTouch is following Google’s lead in issuing a fix for the vulnerability.
Owners of the Idol 3 located in the United States will be first to receive the security update.
A new unlocked phone has been announced by KPHONE, appropriately titled the K5. The device offers a relatively premium experience, especially for unlocked phones, and it comes with full support for major US networks.
The specs won’t compete at the very high end of the market, but with a Snapdragon 410 CPU, 2 GB of RAM, and a 13 megapixel rear camera, the K5 is nothing to sneeze at. You’ll get a 5-inch 720p display, 16 GB of internal storage, Android 5.0 with all of Google’s services, and support for all GSM networks, plus AT&T and T-Mobile in the US. Read more
Sprint is pushing an update to its Nexus 5 and 6 devices to fix the Stagefright vulnerability. There is no specific SKU for Sprint on either phone, so the update should apply to all of them.
The new update will be build LMY48I. Sprint and AT&T have also updated many Samsung phones to fix the Stagefright bug as well.
Source: Sprint (1), (2)
Stagefright is a new Android security vulnerability that affects millions of Android devices. It is critical it gets fixed right away. Google is pushing out an update to Nexus phones today, but now AT&T and Sprint are pushing the update to many Samsung phones.
There were talks of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge price being dropped and it looks like T-Mobile is the first carrier to do so.
A new report from Kantar WorldPanel is showing that Korean tech giants Samsung and LG now account for 78 percent of Android sales in the United States. Despite the huge figure, LG isn’t actually making much off of these sales.
The OnePlus invite system used to obtain their smartphones, including their latest OnePlus 2 that was recently announced, is loved by some and hated by others. Whatever consumers may think though, OnePlus seems to think it is an effective way to sell their devices. In the past the company has made some missteps in developing campaigns to give away some invites as a way to increase interest, but they may have learned from those incidences. Their latest contest is called “Invites for a Cause” and will help raise money for the UNICEF Tap Project. Read more
A leaked GFXBench report has surfaced online for Lenovo’s upcoming flagship smartphone of 2015, the X3 Vibe. The benchmark reveals that the handset is set to have a 1.8GHz Qualcomm processor and 3GB of RAM on board, indicating that this will, in fact, be a high end device.
We’ve known for a while now that Sony is gearing up to refresh its Xperia Z lineup later this year and today brings the second batch of credible images with what the Chinese company may have in store for us.
Using the same strategy as last year, the manufacturer is believed to be launching a couple of devices — one flagship and one ‘Compact’ version. This time we’re looking at the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact.
Sometimes, you just have to go retro. That apparently is LG’s strategy with the release of its new clamshell smartphone, the Wine Smart, or as it’s known in Korea, the LG Gentle. Unlike the clamshell devices we used 10 years ago, though, the LG Wine Smart runs the Android operating system and carries a touch-screen display.