Hottest Android news and rumors for the week ending Sept. 28

By Jon Gold, Network World |  Mobile & Wireless, Android

The alarming news that your phone could be completely reset by a single line of code on a website caused more than a little stir in the Android world, especially when it was revealed that devices other than the Samsung Galaxy S III could be affected. (Also, that device has since been patched.)

You might want to head over to the page linked here to find out whether your phone or tablet is vulnerable -- apparently, the technique uses the phone's dialer to perform actions without the user's knowledge. That could potentially include a factory reset, which would mean kissing everything you have stored on the device goodbye.

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Verizon Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean update: It's here! It's here! Actually, it was "here" last week but Verizon didn't break the news until after I'd published, unmannered boors that they are.

Finally, the biggest U.S. carrier has the latest version of Android on the latest Nexus phone. Almost three months after the fact, but hey, the smartphone world is known for its sedate pace, isn't it? Oh ...

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Email Jon Gold at jgold@nww.com and follow him on Twitter at @NWWJonGold.

Read more about software in Network World's Software section.


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