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GSM Phones Vulnerable To Hijacking, GSMA Unconcerned

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According to a Berlin-based research agency, flaws in the widely used GSM wireless technology could allow hackers to gain remote control of phones and instruct them to send text messages or make calls. The Reuters source of this information is Karsten Nohl, head of Berlin-based Security Research Labs.

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Verizon 4G Network Is Down Nationwide

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However, the outage is spotty (as in no outage in New York City) and sporadic (once the service is OFF, then it's ON, then back to OFF).

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HTC Super Tool Roots And Unlocks Most HTC Devices

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XDA-Developers have released their HTC Super Tool, a Windows-based utility that universal roots and unlocks the bootloader of many HTC smartphones.

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Motorola Droid Bionic Gets Custom ICS Port (CM9)

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Motorola officially announced that their Droid Bionic would see an upgrade to Android 4.0 in the coming months, however some users may get the taste of Ice Cream Sandwich on their devices right now.

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Samsung Galaxy S III Going 3D?

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According to an article in Korean ETnews, that is retold by Phandroid, the Samsung Galaxy S III may sport a 3D-capable screen. There were several wishful renderings of Samsung's new flagship phone swirling around in the Internet recently, all of them were mildly dismissed by Samsung.

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Consequences Of Android’s “Openness”

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rguments of both analysts tend to agree that the openness of Android as its strong point is suddenly nowhere to be found when business and market considerations prevail. Sure, from a business standpoint, it really doesn't matter what platform and development models are used in a given product: it's an impact of a product itself that has an importance.

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Andy Rubin: 3.7 Million Android Christmas Activations

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Andy Rubin tweeted recently that 3.7 million new Android activations took place on December 24 and 25.

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Sony Tablets To Get Android ICS

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For UK Sony customers, it means that Sony Tablet P and Sony Tablet S will get the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade very soon.

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Untethered A4 Jailbreak For IOS 5 Released

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The untether is for iOS 5.0.1 on iPhone3GS, iPhone4, iPhone4-CDMA, iPad1, iPod touch 3G, iPod touch 4G. If you have one of those devices and are not on 5.0.1 yet, update now! The SHSH window is still open for 5.0.1 If you unlock via ultrasn0w or gevey, make sure you only get to 5.0.1 via a custom IPSW! See the guides at places like iClarified.com if you don’t know how. Once you’re at 5.0.1, use the latest redsn0w 0.9.10 to both jailbreak and untether.

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Huawei MediaPad Gets ICS

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Phandroid has leaked pictures apparently showing that Huawei is working on putting Ice Cream Sandwich on their MediaPad (branded at T-Mobile as Springboard, between $180 and $250 on contract, $450 without).

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Kindle Fire Runs Ice Cream Sandwich

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It was an early Ice Cream Sandwich build demoed at Liliputing couple of days ago. Since then, the development efforts were concentrated on elimination of serious flaws of this 'pre-alpha' build of ICS by JackpotClavin

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Kindle Fire Rooted Again: How To Instructions

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It was expected sooner than later, but now it's become reality. By hard work and determination of Android Police's own in-house hacker named (appropriately) Justin Case and helpers like Vashypooh, Trevor Eckhart, and IOMoster of TeamWin, the rooting of Amazon's Kindle Fire has become possible once again.

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ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime Available at BestBuy for $499

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Like a previous ASUS model, this Eee Pad Transformer Prime will take an optional docking keyboard for another $150 that transforms your Android tablet in to a sort of Android netbook, with the keyboard also hiding an additional battery.

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Google’s Nexus Tablet

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Google's Eric Shmidt has reportedly said that a Google-branded tablet might be launched in the first six months of 2012. The tablet plans were mentioned during an interview with Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera. Schmidt’s quote could mean many things.

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BurritoRoot For Kindle Fire

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Justin Case also dares to challenge Amazon that 'just in case' Amazon would try to 'fix' the feature, his current root exploit is based upon, he has another root exploit he feels he would be compelled to release.

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