Facebook Mobile might be in the making! If this rumor is by any means true, I guess it is decided that every big firm is following the donkey path out there. Apple made it big with its iOS devices in the form of the iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad. Google extended further from being the Web giant to taking over the mobile scene with its Android Platform, Microsoft too getting their butt kicked to totally revamp their Windows Mobile to Windows Phone 7,. bringing in a much refined product. Oh and I almost forgot the Android Tablet to compete the iPad, RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook and what not.
It as only yesterday that we reported the rumors of the upcoming Google Nexus Two from Samsung and today Gizmodo, as always confirmed the Android 3.0, Gingerbread based smartphone from Samsung. Many might be thinking why Google didn’t go with HTC? Much like it did with the Nexus One, but honestly speaking, Samsung’s Galaxy S’ had done remarkably well with its powerful hardware, leaving little doubt as to why Google opted for Samsung.
I bet quite a lot of you must have used the Google Nexus One? Rumors are growing strong on the Google Nexus Two which is reported to be announced next month on November 8. And here’s shocker, the Android based smartphone will not be manufactured by the seasoned HTC, which leaves Samsung to be the one managing the hardware bit.
The rumor has the backing of many reliable sources to make it believable. In my opinion the move was pretty obvious primarily because of the much appreciated Samsung Galaxy S which alone sold over 5 million of its devices. The reason for such a massive success was the Galaxy S’ extremely powerful hardware [though I seriously hate Samsung phones]. Coming over to the device specifications, the Nexus Two will have:
There must have been quite a many of you who must have gone to the online Apple Store to see when is the White iPhone 4 ready to be on sale? Or when is Apple taking the orders? I bet we have been kept in dilemma over the White iPhone 4 since Steve Jobs actually took the stage and announced the fourth generation of the iPhone. Delay, delay and more delays before news finally breaks that the very image of the White iPhone 4 has been taken off the online Apple Store.
Shiver me timbers! Does anyone recall the rumors about the Sony PlayStation Phone coming soon? Well it appears Engadget has got hold of a device that reportedly looks like the Sony Ericsson’s long awaited PlayStation Phone. And my first words, it appear super Ugly!
Flaw is the new in for Steve Jobs’ Apple products. We have seen it happening since the release of the iPhone 4 and the over reporting of the Antennagate issue. We witnessed the year starting with security flaw that had the iPhone 4 making its way to the bloggers all the way to recent one in the iOS 4.1 that enables users to make calls and have access to photos and contacts on your device, which Apple has promised to fix with the release of iOS 4.2 in November.
It was only a few hours back we informed our readers about the iOS 4.1 security flaw that enabled users to make calls even when your iPhone was locked. Apple appears to have taken notice of the issue and have accepted the existence of the flaw in the iOS.
So when is the fix coming? Soon and expect this in the next release of the iOS 4.2 in November which will be focused solely on fixing the bugs found in the iOS 4.1. As earlier reported the iOS 4.2 will be coming next month for the iPod Touch, iPad and the iPhone alike.
Looks like Antennagate isn’t the only problem with the number 4 for Apple. The iPhone 4 had issues with the death grip, then came the weaker glass framework of the iPhone 4 and now we have a report on a security flaw with the iOS 4.1. This exploit leaves the passcode entry on your iPhone a pointless thing, if someone happens to get his hands on your iPhone and enters a random number in the Emergency call field and simultaneously hitting the call and hardware unlock button.
What’s the result? The user has access to the Phone App, giving them complete access to your call history, address book and voicemail. Some sources report this would even give access to the photos on your iPhone 3G / 3GS and the iPhone 4. This can be done with the selection of share contact, which would show a camera icon and thus provide access to the photo album. The Home button on the iPhone remains unresponsive, meaning your home screen remains inaccessible for the random user. But the harm is actually done as the person has access to your photos, contacts and can make calls, send MMS and Email using this exploit. The video below shows it in work: