As expected, Google is planning to address that security issue we mentioned earlier with that good o’l Google swiftness. The security bug exposed users’ sensitive data when on an unsecured WiFi network.
Google’s official statement:
Today we’re starting to roll out a fix which addresses a potential security flaw that could, under certain circumstances, allow a third-party access to data available in calendar and contacts. This fix requires no action from users and will roll out globally over the next few days.
Initially, the bug allowed predators to access contacts, calendar and Picasa Web albums utilizing the ClientLogin authentications protocol. As you can see, Google has begun rolling out the server-side fix to address the Contacts and Calendar issue, however, it doesn’t address the Picasa one since it is not as vital as having your contacts and calendar exposed. Seeing a picture of you is one thing, but knowing where you’ll be and what you’re doing at any given time is a little scary.
The auto update is being pushed out now and should be complete by weeks end. Google’s engineers will continue to try to fix the Picasa Web Albums issue and asks for your patience. They will roll out that update just as soon as it’s ready. Did you receive yours already? Let us know about it in the comments below.
Have a Samsung Vibrant with some bugs? Well, hopefully your woes are handled, as a new update has slipped in via Kies Mini. Sure, T-Mo isn’t telling us exactly what bugs are fixed in update T959UVKB5 (or KB5), but, hey… who needs those kinds of details, right? </sarcasm>
The update cannot be received OTA, so it looks like you’ll have no choice but to bust out that Kies Mini and do it all up manually. Be sure to let us know how the update process goes!
Wanting to get your hands on an Xperia Play on the UK’s O2 network? Well, unfortunately, it looks like you may be out of luck… at the moment. According to the British carrier, they found some bugs in the software, which is keeping them from releasing the Play on the anticipated date. So where does that leave other carriers? According to rumors, the issue may not be carrier specific, but it looks like all other carriers are still right on target with release dates. For example, Vodaphone hints nothing towards a possible delay. So, O2… what’s the deal?
In an official statement by Sony Ericsson, they said:
Sony Ericsson Xperia™ PLAY will be launching on 1st April across all UK mobile operator partners except for O2, who have decided to prolong the testing period in order to ensure that the software meets the requirements of its procedures. Sony Ericsson will be workingwith O2 over the next couple of weeks to expedite the process and ensure that O2 customers can soon join consumers across the UK in being able to enjoy the world’s first PlayStation certified smartphone.
What are your thoughts? Be sure to let us know in the comments.
Today, the Samsung Galaxy S Support Team has stated on their official Twitter page that an OTA update will soon grace the Nexus S. The update will address an SMS issue where messages are being sent to the wrong contact. Apparently, this has not only been a problem for Nexus S owners, but has also plagued other devices running previous versions of Android. Have you received the update yet? Let us know if you have received the update in the comments below and whether or not it addressed the issue.
The latest Galaxy S phone by Samsung just hit the Verizon stores this week, but it might have been released a little too soon. If there is one thing that’s not so fascinating about the Samsung Fascinate, it’s the long list of bugs that got leaked out over at BoyGeniusReport.com. Some of the issues are minor, but others are annoying enough to make you want a refund – at least until they get an update pushed out. The bugs range from broken calendar notifications and email/exchange problems, to blank screen issues and call disconnects.
It’s a long list, so hit the jump if you want to see the nitty gritty: