A few days ago, a popular security research company Check Point revealed that there’s a severe vulnerability in Qualcomm’s 5G modem, which was detected in December last year, affects around 30% of the total Android smartphones across the globe.
According to the report, it may allow hackers to remotely attack Android phones by inserting malicious code into their modem, gain the ability to execute code, access call records and text messages, and even listen to calls. Not only Samsung, but Google Pixel, LG, OnePlus, and Xiaomi phones may be also affected by this critical CVE.
But, Samsung recently confirmed that this new Qualcomm security flaw can’t affect any Galaxy device as select devices have been patched since January of 2021. Although the company published its May 2021 security bulletin a few days ago, it has recently updated the webpage and mentioned CVE-2020-11292* under the already fixed CVEs group.
* Select devices have been patched since January of 2021
It is important to mention that, in the May 2021 security patch details, the South Korean tech giant also mentioned that it has been patching the vulnerability since January 2021, which is excellent news for Samsung fans and also a straight message to other OEMs about its advanced software system.
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Made in India Chromebooks: Google signs new partnership with HP
Google and HP have announced a partnership to manufacture Chromebooks in India, making them the first Chromebooks to be made in the country. The partnership aims to improve the digital education scenario in India by providing affordable and secure computing devices to students and educators.
According to the information, the Chromebooks will be produced at the Flex Facility near Chennai, where HP has been making various laptops and desktops since August 2020. The production of HP Chromebooks starts on October 2, 2023.
Chromebooks are the leading devices in K-12 education globally, with over 50 million students and teachers using them. Chromebooks have built-in accessibility and security features that make them ideal for online learning.
Today, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai confirmed the partnership through a tweet on X (Twitter). He mentioned, “We are partnering with HP to manufacture Chromebooks in India – These are the first Chromebooks to be made in India and will make it easier for Indian students to have access to affordable and secure computing.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Plus with Snapdragon chip spotted on Google Play Console
Google Play Console listing doesn’t reveal much about its specs, while its existence is almost confirmed. The Galaxy Tab A9 Plus will feature a 1200 x 1920 pixels resolution display, while the size remains unknown at the moment.
Past reports revealed that this tablet will be equipped with Snapdragon 695 processor, coupled with 4GB RAM. However, the Tab A9 is said to sport MediaTek’s Helio G99 chipset and a 1340 x 800 pixels resolution display.
Samsung enhances Smart View feature through new update
Now, the company is enhancing the Samsung Smart View feature through a new update. It fixes some issues that users spotted in previous versions to improve the performance and stability of the app.
The installtion package size of this update is 5.73MB, available on the Galaxy Store. If you use the Smart View function of a Samsung smartphone, then you should install the latest update of it.
You can get the Samsung Smart View 18.104.22.168 update through Galaxy Store >> Menu option >> Updates. Also, you can download it through the link mentioned here.