Samsung Vibrant sees bugfixes thanks to KB5 update through Kies Mini

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!

[via t-mobile]

O2 UK delaying the Xperia Play, other carriers making decisions

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.

[via O2]

Android 2.3 Shows Security Bug, Can Gain Access To Content On microSD Cards

It looks like a bugs life can be pretty busy now a days, especially when they continue to infestate the Android OS.  In addition to still bearing some SMS issues, it looks like 2.3 Gingerbread has found a new gaping whole in the software.  According to Xuxian Jiang, a security researcher at North Carolina State University, the Android 2.3 firmware has revealed a new bug, one that could possibly allow malicious sites and attackers alike to gain access to the content of your microSD card.  Jiang is also an assistant professor with the school and has stated in an advisory that pertinent and vital content like banking info, photos and voicemails could be extracted and routed to a remote server of choice.  In an email sent to eWeek, Jiange also adds that his findings were not particularly difficult to implement and only requires basic knowledge of JavaScript and Android.
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Nexus S Is Getting An OTA “Over The Next Few Days”, Prevents SMS Bug

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.

[via samsung]

Verizon Fascinate’s long list of issues gets leaked

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:


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