Over the past few days, Samsung is releasing an important firmware update to various Galaxy devices including outdated as well. This update brings GPS stability improvements, however, the latest Samsung update has reportedly rooted a Galaxy F62 smartphone.
According to Samsung Community, a Galaxy F62 smartphone user has reported that his phone has stopped supporting the iMobile app which is useful for bank-related works and transactions. Per the screenshot shared by users, the iMobile app shows that “your device is rooted or jailbroken.”
The Galaxy F62 consumers denied of any case of rooting the device now or before, however, everything happened just after installing the GPS fix. Other apps are working fine because non-banking and related apps won’t be impacted by such causes.
As the GPS fix update is rolling out to several consumers worldwide, we recommend not to install it on your phone until Samsung brings fixes to the rooting issue. Over the past few years, Google made changes in the functionality and made Android rooting difficult, which can’t be done by general consumers.
Talking about possible solutions, the affected models should get a factory reset in case users found them rooted or unsupported with secure apps like payments and banking applications. You can also visit your nearby Samsung service center and share your concern, they are available to serve consumers.
Note: It could be a fault of iMobile app as well, you can uninstall and re-install it through Play Store.
In Android, rooting is a process that allows users to attain privileged control (in other words “root access”) over various Android subsystems. Usually, the rooting is performed with the goal of overcoming limitations that carriers and hardware manufacturers put on devices.
To be mentioned, a rooted device can easily be hacked by hackers as the Android operating system is already open-sourced while rooting makes it even less secure. It also kills the warranty eligibility provided by the smartphone manufacturer.
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Tenstorrent to use Samsung’s advanced 4nm process to produce the chips
AI chip startup Tenstorrent recently announced that it will cooperate with Samsung to produce the next generation of AI chipsets, which will be manufactured using the 4nm SF4X process.
Tenstorrent praises the Samsung team as “known for its expertise in silicon manufacturing.” The chipsets will be manufactured using Samsung’s advanced SF4X process, which boasts an impressive 4nm architecture.
The company has built powerful RISC-V CPUs and AI acceleration chips, aiming to break through the computing boundaries of multiple industries such as data centers, automobiles, and robots.
These chipsets are designed to deliver scalable power from milliwatts to megawatts for a wide range of applications from edge devices to data centers.
Previous report reveals that Tenstorrent completed a new round of financing of $100 million in August this year, with participation from Hyundai Motor Group and Samsung Catalyst Fund, a venture capital company owned by Samsung.
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.