Following up from yesterday’s Samsung security scare, XDA Developer Chainfire has created a fix for the root exploit affecting Exynos 4210- and 4412-based handsets. If you’re running one of the afflicted devices then this is information you can’t afford to miss.
Looking to get some new toys? Look no further than the great deals that Amazon Wireless has on Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and LG Optimus G.
We kept talking about Android malware these days, with various reports from security firms coming out to suggest that even more Android devices will be affected by malicious apps next year.
Samsung is aiming to attract more users this holiday season and it’s using whimsical videos to do so. The biggest smartphone maker in the world has recently released a video where Kirigami, the ancient art-form of cutting and folding paper, is used to wish the viewers happy holidays.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was first released just a little over two and a half months ago. But apparently someone in China has decided that it’s already ripe for the cloning. Indeed, you can now purchase a brand new Galaxy Note II knockoff in China that, according to its retail box, goes by the name “Android Note II.” And its casing is decked out in all white, to boot.
It never takes those guys over at XDA Developers long to break into anything it seems, and the Verizson’s Galaxy Note 2 is their latest success. With the bootloader unlocked the Note 2 is now open for more custom ROMs and modifications, so it will be interesting to see what the community decides to so with this technological behemoth.
The two phones that we are pitting against each other today are both amazing. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the Oppo Find 5 deliver the best specs around and a refined user experience. But the differences between the two devices are substantial. So let’s compare them!
The three-month old Galaxy Note 2 has been Samsung’s first device to run Android 4.1, so it was only natural to expect it to be the first to get 4.2 as well. And while that’s still in the cards, it seems that we’re all going to have to wait for a bit longer because the GNote 2 is being upgraded right now, but only to 4.1.2.
Verizon has recently started to sell its own Galaxy Note 2 version, complete with that annoying Verizon-branded Home button that’s likely responsible for the phablet’s launch.
If you are looking for a new smartphone on Sprint and all these minuscule under-5 inch screens just aren’t doing it for you, watch out. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is now available through Amazon Wireless for only $149.