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Every Phone That’s Getting Updated To Android Marshmallow

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Android Marshmallow arrives today. Of course, some phones may still take months or years to get an update. We’ve collected all the information we can on which devices will get updates and when. Below, you’ll find a non-comprehensive list of all the phones and tablets we can find that may be receiving an update to Android Marshmallow. Keep in mind that we don’t have any special insider information. We only know what the companies that make these devices announce. We’ll do our best to keep this list updated and check in when updates are due. However, some manufacturers may change their plans, or simply fail to acknowledge some phones entirely. Many phones also come with variants that may delay updates. We’ll make note of carrier or regional variants wherever possible, but unless otherwise noted, assume any reference to a device refers to the generic, carrier-free version. If you bought your phone from a carrier (particularly a CDMA carrier like Verizon or Sprint), your phone may have a different update schedule. If you see a phone that’s not on this list, that a manufacturer or carrier has confirmed an upgrade to Android Marshmallow for, let us know. We can’t keep up […]

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Android phone users warned of latest hacktest hacking threat

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

The Independent reports that all Android phones are vulnerable to a huge hack that could allow people to take over phones if people just watch one ‘innocent’ video. The bug has been called Stagefright 2 and is similar to a bug that affected hundreds of thousands Android devices last year. It exploits a weakness in one of the pieces of code in the operating system, which can allow hackers access to the device. So what can you do to protect your phone? Be aware: attackers have to do is lure someone into opening a URL, which would appear innocent to the user. Reports the Independent: “They could then open the video or audio file — and since the flaw can be exploited using the metadata that comes with that file, they wouldn’t need to do anything more.” But even if a fix is pushed out, users’ phones may not receive the update straight away and could take several weeks. Zimperium said that it would not be publicly releasing any details on the flaw until it was patched by Google. It cannot even update its tool to check whether phones are vulnerable to the problem it said, so it’s not possible […]

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Image of mystery Lumia phone spotted on official Microsoft site

On Microsoft’s official devices blog in the U.S., is a story about how Windows Phone users can go about finding apps that work seamlessly with personal assistant Cortana. And while that is a useful topic, the most interesting part of the page is a photograph that shows a woman talking to Cortana while holding an unknown Lumia handset.

From earlier leaks, we know that the phone in the picture is not the Lumia 950 or Lumia 950 XL. Both of those models will be unveiled this Tuesday, October 6th, in New York City. The handset is also not the Lumia 550 (again, based on a recent leak).

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The Xiaomi Mi 5 might be the first phone to implement Qualcomm’s 3D Fingerprint technology

Although Xiaomi has just recently unveiled the Mi 4c, a very powerful smartphone that goes for little over $200 in China, a lot of the company’s fans are already looking forward to the Xiaomi’s upcoming flagship, the often-rumored Xiaomi Mi 5. According to previous rumors, the smartphone will be one of the first to make use of the Snapdragon 820 SoC, Qualcomm’s upcoming high-end chipset, and it was also said that the Xiaomi Mi 5 could arrive by the end of the year. 

According to a fresh rumor from China, the Xiaomi Mi 5 will be the first smartphone to make use of Qualcomm’s …

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Verizon’s 16GB Apple iPhone 6 in Space Gray was Best Buy’s top selling phone sold with a plan in Q3

According to the data crunching conducted by Kevin and the guys at JeeQ Data, the Verizon branded 16GB Apple iPhone 6 in Space Gray, was the phone most purchased with a plan from Best Buy during the third quarter. The 16GB iPhone 6 in Space Gray from Sprint was second, while number three was the 64GB iPhone 6 in Space Gray from Verizon.

That’s not to say that Samsung wasn’t well represented on the list. The Samsung Galaxy S6 in various colors, and from different carriers, ranked number 4,6,7,9 and 12. The 32GB Samsung Galaxy Note5 was number 10,13,14 and 19, while the 64GB Apple iPhone 6 …

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Several Nexus 6P third-party cases block the laser auto focus, which could break your phone

Before you buy a case for your new Nexus 6P, better check out a problem that has some case manufacturers kicking themselves in the back. Some of the third-party cases listed on Amazon’s site will block the laser auto focus used with the rear camera. The sensor for the laser auto focus is located on the black bar, just to the right of the flash. If you look at the official Nexus 6P product video and pause it at the 18 second mark, the laser auto focus is clearly seen next to the flash.

When looking at the very first render that showed the black bar on the Huawei 6P on August 24th, the laser …

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Rumor: OnePlus to launch a new phone this October, old flagship specs, shiny new design

We’ve been hearing that OnePlus intends to launch a second smartphone this year for quite a while now. Hints and leaks have suggested that it will be less of a hardware monster, but will have a shinier design, appealing to casual users who like to have a good-looking smartphone.

Well, the latest leak, which allegedly comes from sources in partner factories, reveals that the phone would be dubbed the OnePlus X. And, instead of packing midranger hardware, it will have the flagship specs of yesteryear. Namely, the alleged OnePlus X, will rock a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 under its hood. Additionally, …

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Next OnePlus phone will be a mid-range model says company executive

The upcoming OnePlus handset that company co-founder Carl Pei said would launch before Christmas, is a mid-range model that will be priced in a range between $180-$300. That comes from a report in today’s Economic Times, which quotes OnePlus India GM Vikas Agarwal as saying that the device is going to be released before the end of the year. The executive adds that while it will be a global release, the phone will be focused on Indian consumers.

Agarwal also said that it would be a lifestyle and fashion product, and would not be considered a flagship phone. That dovetails with a comment made …

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Apple iPhone 6s overheating for some users: camera flash won’t work until phone cools down

The Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are already out on sale in most Western markets, and this is the first weekend for users to try out the new devices and share their experience.
Surprisingly, we are seeing the first reports of a weird overheating issue in the camera app appear on Reddit. The problem seems to appear out of the blue, with no heavy use or exposure to extremely hot temperatures prior: once you open the camera app, you get a “Flash is disabled” warning saying “The iPhone needs to cool down before you can use the flash.”

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HTC One M9e receives TENAA certification; phone to be unveiled on September 29th?

Last week, we told you that the latest rumors revealed that the HTC One A9 will not be unveiled on September 29th as expected. The teaser that hinted at two releases on that date apparently has to do with the introduction of the HTC Butterfly 3 for China, and a new global version of the HTC One M9+ to be named the HTC One M9e. 

The legitimacy of that rumor got a little stronger today with the certification of the HTC One M9e in China, via TENAA. This model features a 5-inch IPS display carrying a 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution screen. That works out to a 441ppi pixel density. The MediaTek …

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