Exynos kernel exploit could open several Samsung devices to malware or worse

Some bad news is surfacing this weekend for owners of several popular Samsung devices. Members of XDA Developers identified a kernel exploit for devices with certain Exynos processors that could provide root access without flashing the device. According to XDA member alephzain, the vulnerability was discovered on his Samsung Galaxy S III in /dev/exynos-mem. The weakness provides full read/write rights to all physical memory. Read more

MEIZU MX Quad-Core Release Date and Price Officially Announced

The MEIZU MX was first revealed back in fall of last year debuting with a dual-core processor. During the unveiling, MEIZU did reveal that a quad-core version of the MX would be made available in the future. Today, they’ve officially announced that the quad-core model will hit stores in China and Hong Kong sometime on June 30th.

The phone will look exactly the same on the outside and the processor will be the only change. The phone will sport the Exynos A9 quad-core CPU at 32nm. As for the rest, it’s the same as its predecessor with a 4″ qHD (960 x 540) screen, 8MP rear camera, and 1700mAh battery. It also runs the “Flyme OS” UI, and will ship with Android 4.0.

The MX quad-core will be offered in two models: 32GB and 64GB, and priced at roughly ¥2999/3999 CNY ($425 USD) and $3099/4099 HKD ($630 USD) respectively. The company is also dropping the price of the dual-core model to ¥2399 CNY/$2599 HKD ($380 USD), effective immediately. Definitely not a bad price range for an unlocked phone. Here is MEIZU’s full press release from April after the break:

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Quad-Core MEIZU MX Price And Availability Announced

Chinese device manufacturer MEIZU has finally brought forth the goods in regards to the aforementioned MX model from September.  While both a dual-core and quad-core were introduced, very little info as far as pricing and a release date was mentioned for the latter.  The company has announced that the anticipated quad-core device will hit stores in Hong Kong sometime in June.  The handset will mark one of the first in a line of devices to finally hit the market not sporting a Tegra 3 chipset on board.  The device will come housed with Samsung’s Exynos A9 CPU instead.  Other than that, you can expect the original specs mentioned, a 4-inch qHD res display, 8mp camera, 1700 mAh battery all wrapped up in MEIZU’s “Flyme OS UI” over Android ICS 4.0.  The device will come in both 32 GB and 64 GB for $425 USD and $630 USD respectively.  Check out the presser after the break for more info and feel free to leave a comment or two below.   Read more

Meizu Releases Public Beta Vanilla ICS ROM for the MX and M9

This probably isn’t going to apply to many of you but if you own a Meizu MX or M9 you are going to dig this. Meizu has just sent out a press release announcing that after a month of private testing, the public ICS beta is ready for the masses. One great thing about this ROM is that Meizu decided to keep their grubby mits out of the UI and have left it a bone stock ICS experience. No cumbersome UI overlays here! Just pure vanilla Android. If you own either of these devices and are ready to get into some 4.0 action, hit up the link below. Also, you can jump past the break to read the presser I mentioned earlier.


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