Android 4.1.2 Update Rolls Out On Nexus 7 Tablet

After various rumors on Android 4.2 today, Google rolled out update for existing Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. Named Android 4.1.2, build JZO54K brings various new enhancements, expected bug fixes and performance boosts. The software lets the home screen rotate to landscape mode on a smaller Jelly Bean slate. The update size is 31.3MB.

Official note from Google Groups read as:

We’re releasing Android 4.1.2 to AOSP today, which is a minor update
on top of 4.1.1.

As a note to maintainers of community builds running on Nexus 7: please update to 4.1.2 at the first opportunity. Future variants of  the grouper hardware will have a minor change in one of the components  (the power management chip) that will not be compatible with 4.1.1.

The build number is JZO54K, and the tag is android-4.1.2_r1.

Conley and JBQ

Jean-Baptiste M. “JBQ” Queru
Technical Lead, Android Open Source Project, Google.

Android 4.1.2 is currently rolling to Nexus 7 Users but devices like

  • Nexus S (though with JZO54H)
  • Galaxy Nexus
  • Xoom

will also get Android 4.1.2 update.

Source: Google Groups

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean rolls out for International Galaxy S III

The owners of Samsung galaxy s3 starts reviving  the official android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Samsung has released its Android 4.1 kernel source, and other open-source bits for the device. The code isn’t directly useful to regular Galaxy S3 owners but it should help community developers get more stable custom ROMs for the device.

This is undoubtedly great news for I9300 owners, some of the responses to this release seem to suggest that it isn’t particularly polished for an official release and contains many of the bugs present in the last leaked version. The software update includes the improvements from the latest version of Android like project butter , Google now, new settings tray and two home screen modes, etc.

Security Flaw Discovered For Samsung Android Phones

If you are using Samsung Android, then this Article is for you. Security Researcher revealed a vulnerability which can wipe out your entire data which means can reset your phone. Researcher, Ravi Borgaonkar at Ekoparty security conference in Argentina demonstrated the vulnerability overnight.

See Demo below:

A simple USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) code – renders the phone inoperable by sending a website, QR code, NFC transmission or push SMS message to the device. These connectivities can reset the Galaxy S III or indeed other Samsung handsets. Once the process of resetting gets started, you can’t abort it by any way.

How To Check Is your Samsung Android Phone Vulnerable or not? Follow Below Steps:

1.Visit this link through your phone’s Web browser.

2. If your phone’s dialler pops up and shows a number, your phone isn’t affected and there’s no need to worry.

But if it Shows IMEI number then your phone is vulnerable.

Then you need to download TelStop App from Google Play Store until official patch or fix from carrier or company. To test again you need to visit above link again and select TelStop when asked to select. If all things are correct than you will get warning of malicious code.

So have you checked if your Android Phone affected with USSD Security flaw or not?

Samsung Galaxy Note 800 available in India

Samsung launched its long awaited  10.1 inch Android 4.0 tablet Samsung Galaxy Note 800 in India in August. It packs in a 10.1-inch WXGA of 1280 x 800 pixel TFT display, 1.4 GHz quad-core processor and runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). It has a 5MP Auto Focus rear Camera with LED Flash and 1.9MP front camera. The main usp of Note 800 is the Stylus which makes work easy for some apps like S Note, S Planner and Adobe Photoshop Touch.

Galaxy Note is powered with a Exynos 4412 1.4 GHz Quad Core processor with 2GB of RAM and has 16Gb internal storage and can be extended upto 32GB via microSD. The tablet has a 10.1inch capactive display with 1280x800pixel resolution with a long lasting battery life with a 7000mAh Lithium – Ion battery. The tablet has a 5MP rear camera and a 1.9MP front facing camera for video conferencing and weighs about 600gram and will run with Android v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich but there’s no official conformation for a Jelly Bean update.

Other Features

  • Adobe  Photoshop Touch
  • Pop up play
  • Samsung TouchWiz
  • Samsung Hub, Readers Hub/ Music Hub/ Game Hub/ Video Hub*\
  • Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
  • A-GPS (3G version)
  • S-GPS (WiFi version)
  • Glonass

The Samsung Galaxy Note 800 is priced at Rs. 39,990 on other online shopping stores but at MirchiMart, Samsung Galaxy Note 800 is available at just ₹ 36499/- 

Samsung Galaxy S3 In Red Color, Now In India

Samsung Galaxy S3 was launched in May with three colour combinations. To increase sales of Samsung Galaxy S3 Samsung is doing experiments with new colours now. Last week Samsung Introduced Galaxy S3 with four new colours: Amber Brown, Garnet Red, Sapphire Black and Titanium Grey.

Today we have Garnet Red color of Galaxy S3 in our basket and you can buy Galaxy S3 in Garnet Red for INR 34499 from MirchiMart. Earlier Garnet Red variant of the Galaxy S3 was exclusively launched for AT&T in July and it was spotted in Germany last week.

Samsung describes garnet red Colour of Galaxy S3 as:

“Rare and special, the gemstone Almandite Garnet was worn as an amulet by the ancient Egyptians who believed the stone contained protective powers. Garnet Red holds the delicateness and elegance of Almandite Garnet, in line with the GALAXY S III’s soft curves and smooth lines.”

Additionally it consists of a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED 1280-by-720 display, and runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It features an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera. For more information checkout our Review of Samsung Galaxy S3.

Sony Launches its new Xperia ion in India

Sony Mobiles Launched its new smartphone Xperia ion in India. The smartphone has 1.5 GZ processor with 1GB RAM with  a large memory space of 16 GB. It also has a 4.6-inch LED-backlit LCD display with a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution. The device runs on Android 4.0 and comes with a massive 12.1 MP autofocus camera with LED flash, apart from a front-facing 1.3MP camera. Connectivity options include 3G, Wi-Fi, HDMI, USB 2.0, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS, and NFC. The Xperia Ion comes with a large 1,900 mAh battery rated to deliver 12 hours of music playback, 10 hours of talk time, and 400 hours of standby time.

It also features FM radio with RDS, multiple format support for audio and video, 3D and motion gaming (PlayStation certified). The device has preloaded Google Voice Search, Google Talk with video chat, Google Mail, Google Calendar, Facebook and Twitter apps. The phone is available in black and red color variants.

Sony Xperia ion is now available for ₹36,999.