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Samsung fixes Exynos security hole in latest Galaxy S III software update

Samsung fixes Exynos security hole in latest Galaxy S III software update

IF you're a Galaxy S III user, then we hope you heard about the Exynos 4 security hole that was discovered a few weeks back. While this flaw allows users to root their device with a single click, it also could potentially let malicious apps take full control of those devices, as it grants access to all of the phone's physical memory. So, there was a plus side, but the negatives to this security issue far outweighed that little perk.

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Samsung smartphone security exploit gets official fix “quickly”

Samsung smartphone security exploit gets official fix “quickly”

A software venerability in the Samsung Exynos processor family that resides in your Galaxy Note II and international Galaxy S III has had an official response from the manufacturer today assuring a quick fix. This software update fix will be coming down relatively soon (we hope) as the possible security exploit would allow a malicious program to access the innards of your smartphone via its RAM and either destroy the device's contents or harvest them for its very own.

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Discovered Samsung Exynos exploit opens door to major malware problems

Discovered Samsung Exynos exploit opens door to major malware problems

It isn't that often we get to write about an exploit that is both awesome and horrible at the same time, but today we're doing just that. A user over at the XDA Developers Forum has gone searching through Samsung Exynos kernels and has found one whopper of an exploit. This exploits affects a number of Samsung-made devices, along with potentially any device using an Exynos 4412 or 4210 processor and Samsung kernels, so a lot of Android users should be on the look out this evening.

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Samsung Galaxy Camera hands-on and unboxing

Samsung Galaxy Camera hands-on and unboxing

It's time to take a peek at the Samsung Galaxy Camera once again, this time in its final form straight out of the crate, the shipping materials, the box inside a box, and the wrapping. This device is essentially a two-in-one device, with all the looks and functions of a digital camera but with the ability to connect via a SIM card and use all manner of Android apps with the giant 4.8-inch HD touchscreen display on the back. Here in its final form we're ready for some sweet high definition action as well as full Android app control.

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Samsung Galaxy Note II hands-on with quad-core gaming

Samsung Galaxy Note II hands-on with quad-core gaming

The Samsung Galaxy Note II is coming to a carrier near you soon, and one fact that seems to have slipped under the radar for many is that it comes with not just a massive display, but a gaming-ready quad-core Exynos processor as well. Samsung's own Exynos quad-core architecture inside this phablet unit makes for a fluid experience only otherwise available on Android with the LG Optimus G or the LG Nexus 4, both of which use Qualcomm's quad-core processor Snapdragon S4 Pro. Let's have a peek at what Samsung's double-punch of both the chassis and the chipset made by them for you.

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Should I buy a $249 Chromebook for school?

Should I buy a $249 Chromebook for school?

If you're asking yourself if the brand new $249 Samsung Chromebook is going to get you through the school year, you'll want to know a few details on how this device actually functions. First of all, it may look surprisingly like a MacBook Air, but it's not a full-fledged system in the way you're used to - this device isn't made for massive video editing and it's certainly not ready for any big-name gaming adventures. What it is made for is web-based action - and lots of it.

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Samsung Galaxy S II Plus appears with Exynos processor

Samsung Galaxy S II Plus appears with Exynos processor

This week the fabled Samsung smartphone model known as Galaxy S II Plus has shown its face once again, having disappeared from the news circuit for several weeks only to show up in model form with a few more specifications here well into the age of the Galaxy S III. While it might not seem too sensible for the manufacturer to produce a device that's essentially the same as the Galaxy S II, a legacy device at this point, here with a larger display, they may well have their reasons. Perhaps preparing this device for markets that've not yet seen any Galaxy devices, much less the II or III, here comes the 4.5-inch display-toting dual-core Galaxy S II Plus.

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ODROID-X trumps Raspberry Pi with quad-core CPU

ODROID-X trumps Raspberry Pi with quad-core CPU

The Raspberry Pi made quite a splash by offering a cheap way of computing to students or developings using a 700Mhz ARM11 processor. Now a Korean company has created a similar board utilizing a much more powerful quad-core Exynos processor from Samsung. The ODROID-X will clock the CPU at 1.4Ghz and come with 1GB of RAM, a Mali-400 GPU, six USB ports, an Ethernet port, an SD card slot, micro HDMI, and microphone/headphone jacks.

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Galaxy S III pre-ordered by “thousands”

Galaxy S III pre-ordered by “thousands”

Last week it was revealed that various carriers across the world has placed pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S III to the tune of 9 million units. How about actual customers? We still don’t have any solid numbers, but Samsung and the Carphone Warehouse have put out a release saying that “thousands” have pre-ordered the phone in the UK, and that the numbers have “surpassed expectations.”

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Samsung Galaxy S III features break the mold

Samsung Galaxy S III features break the mold

Today we're going to take a look at what makes the Galaxy S III clearly the best choice for Android users who've owned a Samsung device in the past. The next-generation hero phone presented by Samsung this week known as the Galaxy S III is not an all-out whallop on the rest of the smartphone market, it's mean to further perfect the art. This is the trend now in the smartphone world, to take what's already working and tune it up a bit to a better place - and in no better place can this be seen than in this GSIII.

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