Exynos

Samsung Galaxy S III getting OTA update for Exynos exploit and more

Today we're hearing Samsung is pushing a bug fix update out to their Galaxy S III in the UK. Back in December a potentially huge issue was discovered in many of Samsung's smartphones and popular devices like the Galaxy S III, Note II, and many others. The issue was found inside the Exynos 4 processor kernel basically giving developers, hackers, and potentially malware jerks full access to the device with ease.

Samsung: We’ll fix Exynos exploit “as quickly as possible”

This weekend we learned some rather interesting news regarding a few exploits found in the kernel for Samsung's Exynos processors that power many popular smartphones. The Android Community and developers at XDA found a few holes and exploits in Samsung's kernel that were both good, and bad. The important thing here being that this was a huge security concern for all users. Today Samsung's replied to ease our minds.

Samsung Exynos 5440 quad-core to be based on Cortex-A15 for Galaxy S4

Samsung's brand new Exynos 5250 dual-core processor powering the Nexus 10 tablet is the only production mobile processor currently based on the Cortex-A15. The chip is extremely fast, powerful, and efficient, and now we're hearing their upcoming quad-core powerhouse will be the same. Samsung's own Kernel Git page has confirmed their upcoming Exynos 5440 quad-core, although we had our suspicions already. A processor we're all hoping will be powering their upcoming Galaxy S4 smartphone.

Hardkernel unleashes ODROID dev boards for a budget price

Let's say you're looking to pick up a new dev board, but you're a little short on cash. Hardkernel doesn't think that's a problem, today introducing the world to its new, teeny-tiny ODROID-U and ODROID-U2 developer boards. As you can see below, the boards can fit in the palm of your hand, and they start at just $69, which isn't bad at all.

Samsung Galaxy Note II review via SlashGear

The Samsung Galaxy Note II has officially arrived ladies and gentlemen, and after the surprise success of the first Galaxy Note, we're expecting Samsung to knock it out of the park with this latest iteration. Chris Davies has written up his full review of the device over at SlashGear, leaving no stone unturned in the process. You'll have to head over there to check out the entire rundown of pros and cons, but we'll also be covering some of the biggest talking points here. Let's jump into it, shall we?

Samsung Exynos 5 Dual CPU detailed, set to dominate the competition

Last time we heard anything about Samsung's upcoming Exynos 5 mobile processors was back in November, but today they've detailed the all new dual-core 1.7 GHz Exynos 5 Dual chipset in the 5250. For those wondering why not quad-core, they have that too, but this is their newest chipset similar to Qualcomm's recent dual-core S4 in the Galaxy S III. Samsung's being very vocal about this new chipset, so lets take a look.

Galaxy Note 10.1 gets a stylus bay along with processor change

Well how about that - a quad-core Exynos processor isn't the only revision made to Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. According to a couple of pre-release photos spotted by Tablet Community (no relation), it'll also get a slot for the S-Pen stylus built right into its slate body. The lack thereof was definitely noted when the device was revealed at MWC earlier this year, though it now appears that the hardware shown at the show was very early indeed.

Galaxy S III may have dual-core Snapdragon in the US

We've seen this before: a highly-anticipated flagship phone that gets slightly different internals for the US market. LAst time it was the HTC One X, which gets a dual-core Snapdragon S4 on AT&T instead of the NVIDIA Tegra 3 found on the international version. Now a Samsung source has indicated a similar situation for the Galaxy S III. The Korea Times reports that an unnamed Samsung executive claimed that while the European version of the Galaxy S III will get the Exynos 4 Quad, US versions of the phone will go with a Qualcomm processor instead.
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