Samsung Galaxy X Foldable Flexible OLED Display

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SAMSUNG GALAXY X, a futuristic foldable phone that could be launched in 2017 or 2018, However, Samsung hopes that this foldable phone will be unveiled in the third quarter of 2017.

The phone can be used both as a smartphone or a tablet as according to the rumors, this 5 inch phone can be folded into a 8 inch tablet.

It is suspected that the screen resolution is to be 4K, ensuring best resolution when folded inward and outward. The battery is not removable and it’s storage capacity can be expanded using external memory cards. There will be two variants having different snapdragon processors which will have quick charge 3.0 technology. Youtube Video


2017 Best Cell Phones Upcoming

2017 is upon us, bringing with it a flurry of new top-end smartphones to get excited about. The tenth anniversary of the original iPhone means Apple may have something special in store for us this year, while Samsung will probably come out all guns blazing in order to soundly recover from the Galaxy Note 7 debacle. There’s a chance that Google will bring the second-generation of Pixel smartphones, while the likes of OnePlus and Xiaomi will continue to introduce high-quality, affordable flagship smartphones.

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If you are on the lookout for a new smartphone, you might to hold on to your money a little while longer, as the market will soon be filled with a number of great models. Check out our pick of smartphones to look forward to in 2017 for more details.

1. Apple iPhone 8
2017 will be the year of the tenth anniversary of the original iPhone, the smartphone that upended and revolutionised the whole mobile phone industry. So it is no surprise that all eyes are on Apple and what it does to commemorate the occasion. And, of course, hopes are high that iPhone 8 will bring a number of changes to the table, enough to make up for the iterative updates we have had over the past two years.

Leaks point to three different versions of iPhone 8: one featuring all the new features, and the other two being the successors of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, with only a few upgrades. Apple is reportedly developing more than 10 iPhone 8 prototypes, and working on a “radical redesign” of the smartphone. Rumour has it that at least the top-end version of the iPhone 8 will not have the Home button; instead, the Touch ID fingerprint sensor and the front camera will be integrated into the touchscreen. Apple is also said to be testing flexible OLED panels for the iPhone 8.

Wireless charging is widely expected to be integrated in iPhone 8, along with iris or facial scanning. iPhone 8 is said to be powered by the A11 chip manufactured on the 10nm process, the glass body will reportedly make a comeback. The top-end iPhone 8 model will reportedly also have optical image stabilisation in both cameras on the back, which may be vertically aligned rather than horizontally.

The screen size of this new top-end smartphone is not yet known, though the tech grapevine pegs it anywhere between 4.7-inches and 5.8-inches. The wait for iPhone 8 will be long, of course, as the next Apple flagship smartphone is likely to be unveiled only in September next year.

2. Samsung Galaxy X
Galaxy X is said to be the foldable smartphone that Samsung is planning to launch in 2017. Not much is known about the specifications of the Samsung Galaxy X so far, except that it may have a 4K screen and be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor (likely to be Snapdragon 835). It is expected to feature a single flexible OLED display and a body that will fold at the middle. A patent filed by Samsung shows that users will be able to fold the smartphone at various angles and that it will feature physical buttons at the bottom.

A report back in June this year said that Samsung is likely to unveil the foldable Galaxy X smartphone at the Mobile World Congress, but the shift in focus to finding the cause of Galaxy Note 7 explosions may have put in spanner in that, likely delaying the launch by a few months.

3. Samsung Galaxy S8
Galaxy S8 will have the burden of expectations as it is Samsung’s first flagship smartphone to be launched after the Galaxy Note 7. Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy S8 will have an Artificial Intelligence-powered virtual assistant, and a great camera. Rumours say Galaxy S8 will not have an earphone jack, or Home button – instead, it is said to come with wireless earphones, and feature optical fingerprint sensor that will be embedded in the touchscreen.

Reportedly, the Galaxy S8 smartphone will have a 4K display with ultra-thin bezels, dual 13-megapixel and 9-megapixel cameras on the back, fingerprint sensor on the back, USB Type-C port, selfie camera with autofocus and VR support. A recent report suggests that the smartphone may feature a massive 8GB of RAM, along with faster UFS 2.1 storage. Rumours also say that the Samsung Galaxy S8 may not feature any physical keys in the front, and pack two variants of the Exynos 8895 chipset.

Samsung was earlier rumoured to be planning to launch the Galaxy S8 at the Mobile World Congress in late February, but a new report says that the company has delayed the unveiling till April. Apparently, the South Korean titan will focus on regaining consumer confidence in the time till April. Samsung Galaxy S8 may cost 15-20 percent more than its predecessor. The AI-based virtual assistant will apparently be integrated with apps that come preloaded on the smartphone.

A ‘Plus’ variant of Samsung Galaxy S8 featuring a 6-inch display, and support for the S-Pen stylus may also be in the works.

4. Nokia’s Android Phones
Nokia is rumoured to launch as many as five Android smartphones in the first half of 2017, starting with Mobile World Congress in late February. One of the devices expected at the event is the Nokia D1C, a budget Android 7.0 Nougat smartphone that is said to sport the Snapdragon 430 processor, and come in 2GB and 3GB RAM variants priced at $150 and $200, respectively. The smartphone will also have two options in screen size – 5-inch and 5.5-inch – and come with 16GB internal storage, 13-megapixel or 16-megapixel rear camera, and 8-megapixel front camera.

A high-end Android 7.0 Nougat smartphone by Nokia is also expected in early 2017, featuring a 5.2-inch or 5.5-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 835 processor, 23-megapixel camera with Zeiss optics, 6GB RAM, metal unibody design, and water-resistant body.

Along with these, an entry-level Nokia Android phone called Pixel may also be under development. This smartphone is said to run Android 7.0.1 Nougat operating system and may be powered by the 1.19GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor with 1GB RAM. Nokia Pixel Android phone’s battery is said to support Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 fast-charging technology.

5. OnePlus 4
OnePlus 4 is another smartphone everyone will be excited about in 2017. The smartphone will reportedly have a ceramic body, come in 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM variants, sport the Snapdragon 835 chipset, dual-camera on the back, and may retain the 3.5mm earphone jack. However, OnePlus 4 may have a 5.3-inch display, smaller than that of the OnePlus One, 2, 3, and 3T, though resolution may increase to 4K.

6. Moto X 2017
Leaked photos of a smartphone expected to be the Moto X 2017 have sparked interest in the line, which did not make an appearance this year. The Moto X 2017 will have an all-metal body, images show, with the fingerprint sensor on the back. The smartphone in the leaked images does not have Moto Mod pins on the back, so Lenovo may add some other unique feature in Moto X 2017 to distinguish it from the competition.

7. Google Pixel 2, Pixel XL 2
Google Pixel is a flagship smartphone that boasts excellent software but is plagued by niggling hardware issues. We expect Google to iron out the kinks in the second-generation Pixel and Pixel XL models, and give us the smartphone everyone expects from a company of its size and reputation.

There are no leaks about Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 yet, but if these phones come out in 2017, then we expect big changes in the software department, bringing more features to the Google Assistant. On the hardware front, all the top features and specifications can be expected, such as 6GB RAM, big battery, and fast processor.

8. HTC 11/ Ocean
HTC 11, the flagship smartphone being developed under the codename Ocean, is said to have a metal body with chamfered edges. It will reportedly feature dual 12-megapixel and 8-megapixel cameras on the back with LED flash, 5.5-inch display with QHD resolution, Snapdragon 835 chipset, 3700mAh battery, and Android 7.0 Nougat.

9. LG G6
LG will reportedly not use the modular design with the G6, though the company itself has said that it will not do away with the swappable accessories for now. The rumour mill suggests that the LG G6 will have an aluminium body with water-resistant coating, 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type C port, wireless charging, and removable battery. LG was reportedly planning to use curved display on the G6, but that plan has been shelved because of supply-chain constraints.

10. Microsoft Surface Phone
Everyone is a little unsure about this one as we have been hearing of the Microsoft Surface Phone for a couple of years now, but Satya Nadella in an interview recently said that the company is working on the “ultimate mobile device,” so there is some hope. Microsoft also owns the surfacephone.com Web domain, suggesting that a smartphone may be on the way. We will have to wait for 2017 for the rest of the details.

That’s our round-up of the smartphones to look forward to in 2017.

Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 edge, and S8 Plus Rumored

Galaxy S8, the Galaxy S8 edge, and probably the Galaxy S8 Plus in late February 2017. We even went out on a limb a few months ago and guesstimated that this will happen on February 26, 2017. Remains to be seen if we nailed this one on the head, but we digress.

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Lots of saucy rumors regarding Samsung’s next phones have been making headlines during the past few months and that trend will definitely continue until said devices get unveiled. Edge-to-edge bezel-busting displays, fingerprint scanners embedded in the display itself, dual-lens cameras – most of these have been pegged as essential Galaxy S8 features, and truth be told, they are doing a pretty good job at keeping our expectations high, though the latter is nothing but a double-edged sword.

So, what are the top 8 hottest features that the Galaxy S8, the S8 edge, and the rumored S8 Plus will allegedly come with? Lo and behold, we’ve rounded these right below!

1. Larger displays with minimal bezels
It seems like most insiders agree Samsung is about to seriously shake things up in the design department this time. While some claim the phone will carry a futuristic all-screen bezel-less display, we are not entirely convinced that this will be the case. It’s much more plausible that Samsung will throw edge displays on all upcoming Galaxy S8 variations, which will somewhat cover the “bezel-busting” part, but it’s safe to assume that the devices will still feature top and bottom bezels though these will likely be downscaled by a significant margin.

2. Fingerprint scanner embedded within the display
The required technology is already out there so there’s stopping Samsung from utilizing a fingerprint scanner embedded in the display itself. This will not only allow Samsung to ditch its signature oval home button and shed some bulk off the front. We are most probably talking about Qualcomm’s Sense ID fingerprint sensor, which can be placed almost anywhere on a device as it is capable of reading your fingertips through glass, metal, or plastic. Other component manufacturers, like CrucialTek and Synaptics, have also developed similar fingerprint sensors that sound just like something that should make its way to the Galaxy S8 & Co.

3. Pressure-sensitive display
Seems like Samsung might be willing to throw everything but the kitchen sink in that display, or so they say. Samsung may be gearing up to introduce a Force Touch display technology with the Galaxy S8 models, tip insider sources, and is already testing such tech for the devices. An insider claims that the Galaxy S8 and S8 edge will be the pioneering Samsung smartphone to arrive with that 3D Touch-like functionality, with a full-blown adoption across the maker’s lineup expected to take place in 1-2 years’ time. This rumor makes lots of sense and it actually surprises us that Samsung did not announce a similar functionality before given that other smaller Android makers have come up with that earlier, not to mention that Apple has had that since 2015.

4. An S-Pen for the Galaxy S8 Plus?
The Note 7 left a huge burning hole in Samsung’s lineup, and if the rumor mill is to be believed, that gap is to be filled in with the mysterious 6.2″ Galaxy S8 Plus. This one is said to come with an S-Pen stylus, which won’t be fitted inside the device itself. Selling this one separately as an accessory makes more sense than releasing a Galaxy S smartphone that will take away vital features from the Note line, which is supposedly here to stay.

5. Stereo speakers
The latest rumor to hit us regards the audio capabilities of the upcoming devices and claims that the Galaxy S8 and most likely the S8 edge will have stereo speakers on board. These are pegged to have a Harman branding, which is possible thanks to Samsung’s recent $8 billion acquisition of the audio-centric giant. We are not sure yet if these will be two similar earpieces or Sammy will follow Apple by utilizing the earpiece as а loudspeaker in concert with the regular one positioned at the bottom of the device.

6. Autofocusing selfie camera
Meanwhile, selfies will be covered by a new, 8MP front-facing cam, a welcome bump over the Galaxy S7’s 5MP unit. So far, we have no idea if Samsung will throw in some additional goodies like a LED flash or even a dual front-facing camera setup – this will greatly contradict with the rumored design overhaul we’ve been telling you about previously. There’s the chance that the front camera of the Galaxy S8 and S8 edge will sport autofocus, which would allow you to take clearer pictures of objects that aren’t just at arm’s length but are situated at various distances in the frame.

7. Stepping things up with a Continuum-like feature
The rumor mill has it that that Samsung is eyeing a Continuum-like feature for the Galaxy S8/S8 edge. Said feature is supposedly called “Desktop Experience” and will reportedly allow users to connect the smartphone to an external display and use it as a proper desktop machine. You will be able to connect external I/O peripherals like mice and keyboards. Basically, you will reportedly be able to use the setup as a regular computer. If this Desktop Experience is indeed a real upcoming feature of the S8, Samsung must have enhanced the phone’s UI in order to provide a meaningful experience once the device is connected to a monitor. Remains to be seen if the rumor mill has gone out on a limb or Samsung is really prepping such a feature.

8. Potent hardware: 8GB of RAM, Snapdragon 835, Exynos 8895
Samsung won’t be skimping when it comes to hardware – call it wishful thinking if you wish, but it makes perfect sense that the Galaxy S8/S8 edge will come with Qualcomm’s latest beast of a chipset on board, the Snapdragon 835. We suppose it will power the US versions of the phones, while the international ones will likely arrive with an Exynos 8895 chipset, an elusive chip that has not been made official yet. Rumor has it that this one is an octa-core chipset comprising four Exynos M2 CPU cores (clocked at up to 2.5GHz) and four Cortex A53 CPU cores (clocked at up to 1.7GHz. It’s only logical to assume that it will match the Snapdragon 835 in performance, though one of these could be a bit more energy-efficient and ever-so-slightly faster.

Additionally, Samsung’s next flagships might arrive with a whole lot of 8GB of RAM for exceptional multi-tasking capabilities. ASUS was first to announce such a device at CES 2017 – the ASUS ZenFone 3 AR – and we feel like Samsung will match that with the Galaxy S8 and the S8 edge. The specs race just never ends.

Wind Mobile beefs up network coverage in Calgary area

If you’re a Wind Mobile customer in the Calgary, Alberta area, you should begin seeing better cellular coverage and faster LTE speeds across the board. That’s because Wind Mobile has announced the completion of a major network upgrade that should improve overall performance for customers in the area.

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Wind Mobile notes that this completes its second major network upgrade in its Western market. The carrier isn’t done, however, as it says that work has already begun on network upgrades in the Edmonton area.

Press Release:

WIND MOBILE COMPLETES SECOND MAJOR WESTERN NETWORK UPGRADE WITH CALGARY AREA

Additional wireless spectrum now means better, faster network for WIND Mobile customers in Calgary area; Edmonton network enhancements are underway

CALGARY, April 27, 2016 – WIND Mobile customers in the Calgary Area are now enjoying better network coverage, faster data speeds and improved call quality following completion of a major network infrastructure upgrade.

“We are really pleased to have completed the second Western market in our continuing network upgrade journey. It is so exciting to hear customers tell us that they are experiencing a noticeable improvement in their service,” said Alek Krstajic, President and CEO, WIND Mobile.

With the Calgary Area upgrade now complete, similar enhancements have started in Edmonton.

WIND Mobile will continue to expand capacity and enhance its network, including bringing LTE service to the markets it serves across Canada.

About WIND Mobile

WIND Mobile is Canada’s alternative wireless carrier, dedicated to bringing affordable wireless service to Canadians by offering simple and fair plans with no overage charges and no hidden fees. Learn more about WIND Mobile at WINDmobile.ca or follow online at facebook.com/WINDmobile or twitter.com/WINDmobile.

Best Smartphone in the World

Best smartphone in the world is the fact that swirls through the head of most of the smartphone enthusiasts. If you read this article, you will have a clear understanding of the most amazing handsets in the current market.

In this article, you will find 3 outstanding devices that you must have right now.

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Best Smartphone in the World: iPhone 6S

The iPhone 6S comes with the faster Apple A9 processor, which ensures an outstanding performance. Its 12-MP primary camera is able to capture razor sharp photos. It can also record 4K videos. A number of new features have been introduced. The shooter is able to Live Photos, which brings movements to stills. The new 3D Touch technology has been applied to the screen, which allows the device to determine the amount of pressure applied to the touchscreen and perform different applications based on it. As a result, the iPhone 6S has become faster, better and more effective. For this reason, according to many smartphone analysts and users, it is the best smartphone in the world right at this moment.

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Best Smartphone in the World: Galaxy S6

The Galaxy S6 lacks some of the most essential features of smartphones, including the microSD card slot and waterproofing capability. But still, it is one of the hottest devices in the market. Thanks to the revamped design and powerful specification. There is not plastic. Rather, a metal frame has been used, which makes the device sleek. With the octa-core Exynos chipset and 3 GB RAM, the smartphone is able to operate at a lightning speed. The 16-MP primary camera is regarded as one of the most stunning smartphone shooters in the market. The 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display is able to produce a super crisp view. Though the battery has a less capacity of 2550 mAh, it is still able to help the device last for 73 hours. So, in terms of performance, display and camera, the Galaxy S6 is the best smartphone in the world.

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Best Smartphone in the World: Nexus 5X

Being packed with an older Snapdragon 808 processor, the previous-generation Adreno 418 GPU and less RAM (2GB), the Nexus 5X is not the greatest smartphone for gaming and multimedia. But as a daily communicator, it is the best smartphone in the world. It runs through the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. As a result, it operates without any lagging issue, as the bugs of the previous version have been fixed. The 12.3-MP primary camera and 5-MP secondary camera is able to superb photos. The revamped fingerprint scanner is lightning fast. In addition, the reversible USB Type-C.0 has been improved. But more importantly, the device has been tagged with only £339, which is too cheap for such a smartphone. If you are looking for a cheap device that is able to show a top notch performance, the Nexus 5X can be the best smartphone in the world for you.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Coming in August

The S6 Edge+ would be a larger-screened version of the regular S6 Edge as Samsung battles to regain lost market share and sales. August could be a busy month for Samsung based on the latest rumors over new smartphones.

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The Korean mobile phone maker will announce and launch both its Galaxy S6 Edge+ and its Galaxy Note 5 big-screened smartphones next month, according to blog site SamMobile, citing information from anonymous “insiders.” Both phones will be unveiled on August 12 and then go on sale August 21, SamMobile’s insiders said.

Samsung needs to rejuvenate its sales and market share, which have taken a turn for the worse over the past year. On July 6, the company revealed that it expects its seventh straight quarterly decline in profits at a time when it’s been losing sales and customers to Apple, on the high end, and to Chinese vendors such as Xiaomi, on the low end. Launching two new big-screened phones, also known as phablets, could be one way to try to recapture lost market share. People have been gravitating more toward phablets, meaning smartphones with screen sizes larger than 5 inches and usually hovering around 5.5 inches.

Reports have been flying back and forth as to whether Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note 5 in September or August. On July 8, SamMobile claimed the two phones would be announced at the Berin IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin) 2015 conference in September, Samsung’s usual timeframe for unveiling new phones. But last Friday, the Wall Street Journal said the Note 5 would be announced in August in order to beat Apple’s September announcement of its new iPhone lineup. Samsung’s plan to launch both of the new phones at the same time came from Korean press leaks, according to SamMobile, which said it confirmed the information on its end.

Whenever Samsung actually unveils and kicks off sales the two new phones, what features can we expect to see? At the top of the list is larger screens.

The current S6 Edge offers a display size of 5.1 inches, so the Galaxy S6 Edge+ would reportedly top that with a 5.7-inch screen. The Note 5 would follow suit with the same display size.

Like its smaller counterpart, the S6 Edge+ would come with curves on both sides of the screen. The phone would be outfitted with an Exynos 7420 processor — the same chip that powers the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge — and 3 gigabytes of RAM, while the Note 5 would be the first Samsung phone to be packed with 4GB of RAM.

Available in silver, gold, black and white, the Note 5 will sport a very thin bezel, meaning the outside frame around the screen itself, SamMobile said. But it will not come with a microSD slot, which the blog site previously thought would be the case. The Note 5’s S pen stylus will look and feel more like a pen and come in the same colors as the phone itself.

Finally, Samsung will reportedly use the unveiling of the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and the Note 5 to introduce Samsung Pay to the US. Designed to allow mobile phone users to pay for items on the go, Samsung Pay is the company’s answer and rival to Apple Pay, which has already available in the US since last October and has now debuted in the UK.

Massive security flaw may threaten millions of Samsung Galaxy

Have a Samsung Galaxy device? Chances are it has a security flaw that lets attackers install malware on it or eavesdrop on your calls, and there’s nothing you can do about it.

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Chicago-based security firm NowSecure has published a report claiming that a bug in the Swift keyboard software, preinstalled on more than 600 million Samsung devices, can allow a remote attacker, which is capable of controlling a user’s network traffic to execute arbitrary code on the user’s phone.

To make things worse, if your phone has the Swift keyboard software, it’s impossible to uninstall it, and the flaw can be exploited even when you don’t use it.

Swift runs in a privileged context on the phone, meaning it can access most of its functions. By exploiting the vulnerability, an attacker can secretly install malware on a user’s device, access the device’s camera, microphone and GPS, eavesdrop on calls and messages, change the way other apps behave and even steal photos and text messages.

NowSecure claims it notified Samsung of the vulnerability in December 2014, and the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) and Google’s Android team were also notified. The good news is, Samsung started providing a patch to network operators in “early 2015,” but it’s not known how many of them actually provided it to their users.

The list of potentially vulnerable devices is a scary one, including Samsung Galaxy S6, S5, S4 and S4 mini on major U.S. carriers, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. The status of some devices with regards to this vulnerability is unknown, but some — like Galaxy S6 on Verizon and Sprint, and Galaxy S5 and T-Mobile — are vulnerable.

Since the Swift software cannot be uninstalled, the best course of action, according to NowSecure, is to avoid unsecured Wi-Fi networks and/or use a different mobile device. NowSecure also points out that SwiftKey, the keyboard app available on Google Play and based on the same software development kit, has no relation to the preinstalled Swift keyboard, and installing or removing it does not fix the vulnerability.

SwiftKey CMO Joe Braidwood confirmed to Mashable that the vulnerability is unrelated to the SwiftKey consumer app.

“We supply Samsung with the core technology that powers the word predictions in their keyboard. It appears that the way this technology was integrated on Samsung devices introduced the security vulnerability,” he said in a statement.

Braidwood points out that the vulnerability is a “low risk” one. “A user must be connected to a compromised network (…), where a hacker with the right tools has specifically intended to gain access to their device. This access is then only possible if the user’s keyboard is conducting a language update at that specific time,” he argues.

For a detailed technical explanation of the vulnerability from NowSecure, go here.

Vulnerability in Samsung Galaxy phones put over 600 million Samsung phone users at Risk

Samsung phones come pre-installed with the Swift keyboard which has a vulnerability that could allow an attacker to remotely tap into GPS, camera and microphone, eavesdrop on text messages and calls and more.

During the Black Hat London presentation “Abusing Android Apps and Gaining Remote Code Execution,” NowSecure mobile security researcher Ryan Welton revealed that over 600 million Samsung mobile devices are vulnerable to an attack that is “highly reliable, completely silent, and affects all devices.”

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If you have a Samsung Galaxy phone, then you have the default Swift keyboard installed and that puts you at risk due to a significant security flaw in the keyboard. The Swift keyboard comes pre-installed on Samsung mobile devices and it cannot be uninstalled or even disabled. Even if you don’t use Samsung’s default keyboard, “it can still be exploited.”

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If the flaw in the keyboard is exploited, an attacker could remotely:

Access sensors and resources like GPS, camera and microphone.
Secretly install malicious app(s) without the user knowing.
Tamper with how other apps work or how the phone works.
Eavesdrop on incoming/outgoing messages or voice calls.
Attempt to access sensitive personal data like pictures and text messages.
NowSecure notified Samsung about the security flaw in December 2014. “Given the magnitude of the issue, NowSecure notified CERT who assigned CVE-2015-2865, and also informed the Google Android security team.” Samsung provided a patch to wireless carriers in early 2015, but that’s not nearly the same as the devices being patched since each carrier has to push the fix to vulnerable phones on their network. For example, in testing just this week NowSecure found the Galaxy S6 is still vulnerable on Verizon and Sprint networks.

Vulnerable Samsung phones

As of today, June 16, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Mini are listed as Samsung phones impacted by the flaw, but NowSecure noted that is not an all-inclusive list of impacted devices.

On the Verizon network: Galaxy S6 is “unpatched,” the status is “unknown” if Verizon deployed the fix to Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Mini mobile devices on its network.

On AT&T: The patch status is “unknown” for Galaxy S6, Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4; Galaxy S4 Mini is listed as “unpatched.”

On Sprint: Galaxy S6 is “unpatched” and the patch status is “unknown” for Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Mini phones.

On T-Mobile: Galaxy S5 has not been patched; Galaxy S6, Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Mini have an “unknown” patch status.

Details about the Swift keyboard vulnerability on Samsung phones

According to NowSecure’s technical details, the Swift “keyboard was signed with Samsung’s private signing key and runs in one of the most privileged contexts on the device, system user, which is a notch short of being root.”

The attack vector for this vulnerability requires an attacker capable of modifying upstream traffic. This can include geographically proximate attacks such as rogue Wi-Fi access points or cellular base stations, or attacks from local users on a network, including ARP poisoning. Fully remote attacks are also feasible via DNS Hijacking, packet injection, a rogue router or ISP, etc.

Welton explained that new languages can be added to Swift keyboards or existing languages can be upgraded. Those files come as a .zip and are “written as system user. This is a very powerful user capable of writing many places on the file system.” Oh, and the zip is sent over plaintext. The keyboard app validates the language zip files, but it does this with a manifest that is also sent insecurely.

After a little hacker magic, Welton was able to trigger the vulnerability and execute the payload. He also notes that each model and version of Samsung devices would require a specific payload, but that’s apparently not challenging as “Swift is kind enough to give us model version and build information in the http headers where they ask the server for the langaugePack update.”

Hidden Secret Codes for Samsung Galaxy

Samsung Galaxy Y is much popular phone now a days.We can say it is fully small packet with big features. Samsung Galaxy Y is the entry level smart phone which was released on previous months.Due to it’s small screen size many propel also not using it.Any ways! if you are using Samsung Galaxy Y,then here is something interesting for you.

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  *#*#4636#*#* phone information

  *2767*3855# hard reset

 *#*#7780#*#* factory reset

 *#*#7594#*#* change end call/power option

  *#*#197328640#*#* service mode

  *#*#273283*255*663282*#*#* file copy screen (backup media files)

  *#*#2664#*#* touch screen test

 *#*#0588#*#* proximity sensor test

 *#*#3264#*#* ram versioncodes to get firmware version information:

 *#*#526#*#* wlan test

 *#*#232338#*#* shows wifi mac address

 *#*#1472365#*#* gps test

 *#*#1575#*#* another gps test

 *#*#232331#*#* bluetooth test

 *#*#232337#*# shows bluetoothdevice address

 *#*#8255#*#* gtalk service monitor

 *#*#0283#*#* packet loopback

 *#*#0*#*#* lcd test

 *#*#0673#*#* melody test

*#*#0842#*#* device test (vibration test and backlight test)*#*#2663#*#* touch screen version

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge could come with all metal design

It is just less than a month left for the Mobile World Congress where Samsung will unveil its new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge and like every year the rumour mills are churning out new buzz around the two phones. A report by Sammobile has confirmed once again that the device will come with an Edge screen on both sides.

Citing some internal sources, the report further adds that the Edge screens will be 30 to 50 percent less curved than the Edge display on the Galaxy Note Edge.The reason behind this is the smaller size of the device and the volume and power buttons on the sides. The curves on both sides will be uniform.

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Both S6 and S6 Edge are expected to come with a camera module of the same colour as the phone, as seen in its previous premium line. The devices will be available in four different colour choices. “Also, both the back and front of the device will exactly the same colour – that means both sides will have the same finish, a good hint that we’re looking at an all-metal (and possibly glass) design,” adds the report.

In terms of specs , the Galaxy S6 may feature an Ultra HD 4k display, 4GB RAM and a 20MP camera. An initial specs list for S6 said that the device would have a 5.3-inch 4K AMOLED display, a 64-bit Exynos 7420 or Snapdragon 810 processor depending on the country, 5 megapixel front camera, and Broadcom’s new sensor chip.

Samsung is also expected to release the Galaxy S6 with Exynos 7 and LTE. Initially, Samsung was testing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset, but it was found to cause over heating, which made Samsung drop the idea of using the Snapdragon 810 SoC. Qualcomm has agreed to rework the Snapdragon 810 SoC for Samsung’s flagship device.

Another report last week had revealed that the 32GB Galaxy S6 variant is likely to be priced at 749 euros that is approximately Rs 53,000, 64GB at 849 euros which comes to approximately Rs 62,000 and and 128GB version to cost 949 euros (approx. Rs 69,300). The 32GB Galaxy S6 Edge is likely to be priced at 849 euros ​that is about Rs 59,500, 64GB version at 949 euros (approx. Rs 66,400) and 128GB variant at 1049 euros which comes to Rs 73,300.