Android Security lead engineer provides further insight to WebView security issues on devices running Jelly Bean and older versions


It was reported by Talk Android’s Jeff Causey on the 12th of January (link here) that Google would no longer be providing security updates to WebView on devices running Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) and earlier. In fact, it is even deeper than that: Google will not be managing the entire WebKit for these versions any longer, from which WebView is derived.

In a post on Google+ today, Android Security’s lead engineer, Adrian Ludwig, provided clarification and guidance to those nearly 1 billion device owners running Jelly Bean or earlier Android versions. Read more

Lollipop update rolling out for 2014 TELUS Moto X

Moto_X_2014_2nd_Gen_Slanted_Back_Motorola_Logo_Camera_Lens_01_TAA lot of people are still waiting for their phones to receive Android 5.0 Lollipop. Owners of the 2014 Moto X on TELUS – your wait is over. According to user fortunerazor on Moto X’s Reddit page, the TELUS 2014 Moto X has begun receiving a hefty system update that is Android 5.0.

If you’re receiving the update, which is 575.7 MB, let us know how the process goes in the comments.

Source: r/MotoX

Google releases Android 5.0.2 factory images for Nexus 10 and 2013 Nexus 7


Google has just posted Android 5.0.2 Lollipop factory images for the Nexus 10 and 2013 Nexus 7. Until now, the only images that were available were for the 2012 Nexus 7. The build number on today’s images is the same as last month’s LRX22G. Google hasn’t posted any change log, but we aren’t expecting big changes in the new firmware.

The images are available on Google’s developer site and should begin to rollout over-the-air soon. If you don’t want to wait, however, you can check out our guide on installing factory images here, and download the image via the source link below. 

Source: Google Developers


Galaxy S5 Receives Android 5.0 Lollipop Update in the UK


Back in early December, Poland was the first country to receive Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Samsung Galaxy S5. That was followed in quick succession by South Korea and Spain. Since then, Malaysia and Russia have also received the update.

Now, with the anglophone world’s patience being tested, the S5 finally looks to be receiving the Lollipop update in the United Kingdom. We choose to blame the delay on Prince Harry.

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TouchWiz to Become Less … Wizzy, More Nexus-Like?


Perhaps bowing to immense pressure and boatloads of frustrated user reviews, Samsung appears to be stripping down its TouchWiz overlay of Android for the upcoming Galaxy S6, bringing it closer in line with stock Android. As one industry source stated, “We are aiming to get rid of unnecessary functions and simplify our UI at the level of Google’s Nexus 6.”

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Future handsets from Samsung will offer support for enhanced themes

SamsungThemeIt’s no secret that Samsung has been toying with the idea of offering the ability for users of its smartphones the ability to theme their devices. Much like that of third party launchers, users would be able to set a general scheme complete with themed icons for TouchWiz. It looks like the company will be making theming a priority in future devices with Samsung’s next Galaxy flagship, the S6 leading the charge.

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Got Milk? Samsung Wants You to Have It on TV and the Web


Samsung’s Milk Media products will live in the shadows no more. Its Milk Music service, a station-based streaming client akin to Pandora, was launched in March 2014 exclusively on Samsung phones.

At CES, however, Samsung, announced its intention to bring Milk far and wide, and Milk Music is now available for download on Samsung TVs. A web player will be launched this spring.

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