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Motorola DROID Receives Security Fix

The original Motorola DROID is finally getting some attention with a quick security fix update. No, this isn't the official update to 2.3 (Gingerbread) that we had hoped for, but it's an update none the less. These two security updates will only be available to those OG DROID users out there with a completely stock ROM, kernel, and recovery.

Galaxy Nexus owners reporting volume issues

Into every life a little rain must fall. For European Galaxy Nexus owners, who are currently the envy of most of the Android world, that rain is coming in the form of some frustrating volume issues. Apparently some HSPA+ phones are randomly switching between volume and sound states, much to the consternation of users. According to a quick poll, about half of users are experiencing the issue, though our own UK editor has not.

ASUS updating Transformer to fix keyboard dock issues

Until today we have not heard anything regarding keyboard dock problems and issues on the ASUS EeePad Transformer Tablet. It seems that certain models are in fact experiences some problems and docking has been difficult for some users. Our hands-on had no issues. According to the ASUS UK Facebook page they are rolling out the fix now.

Android SMS Bug Reply from Google

Oh my goodness. As you might already know, we've been keeping our eyes on the developing story surrounding the SMS bug that's been bugging people for several months now. It's been coming to a bit of a head very recently, as evidenced in this Rally post, this Critical update, and this possibly fix. Now there's an official response from Google on the issue. It contains such epic passages as "two distinct situations" and of course, everyone's favorite: "we have fixes for both of them."

Possible Android SMS Bug Fix v. Wipe and Block

You'll remember the epic story of the SMS Bug going around for months now, gaining large attention over the past few days - see both [UPDATE] Android SMS Bug Now Has "Critical" Priority and [Rally with Us] to Fix The Android SMS Bug posts for full details. Seems now the bug's been parred down to a separate issue with receiving emails-to-SMS from Bank of America, SMS alerts sent by Linkedin, and SMS alerts sent by T-Mobile. Each of these appear to corrupt Android's SQLite database, making things go wild. All of this is detailed in a separate Issue in the Google Code reporting site, #1233.

[Rally With Us] to Fix the Android SMS Bug

As you may know from our post this morning, there's a bug in the greater Android system that messes with your texting. What does it mess with? The recipient. Any text you've sent on your Android phone over the past six months could potentially have been sent to the wrong recipient. And not only the wrong recipient in your contacts list - apparently texts are being sent to completely random people while your phone is telling you they were sent to the correct recipient! Harsh! We find this completely unacceptable, and since Google already knows about the problem, we ask you now to rally with us to get the problem to the top of their to-do lists.
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