Sprint Fixes Privacy Issue With HTC Phones
Sprint today started rolling out a software update to its HTC Android phones that fixes a previously-reported security issue that could allow malicious third-party apps to access sensitive information. The update will roll out automatically, but those wishing to install it manually can do so immediately.
HTC's U11 Officially Shipping As of Today
HTC said its U11 flagship smartphone is now shipping to those who may have preordered the handset. The unlocked model is available from Amazon.com and HTC.com and Sprint stores are stocking the U11 starting today.
More Carriers and Phone Makers Agree to Adopt Google's RCS-Based 'Android Messages' Service
Google today said more wireless network operators and handset manufacturers will use Android Messages, its RCS-based messaging service, as the default SMS/MMS tool on their phones. (Android Messages was previously known as Google Messenger.) Some of the features of RCS, which is a global standard, include group chat, high-resolution photo sharing, advanced calling features, and read receipts.
HTC 10 Picks Up Security Update, Bug Fix
HTC has begun pushing a minor update to unlocked variant of the HTC 10 smartphone. According to the change log, the update adds the latest security patches, fixes some bugs, and improves system stability.
Samsung to Patch Keyboard Security Hole in A Few Days
Samsung has responded to reports that a flaw in its keyboard software leaves Galaxy-branded smartphones open to attack. Specifically, a security firm called NowSecure discovered that language packs for the keyboard are updated through a plain-text, unencrypted connection.
Apple Releases iOS 8.0.2 to Resolve iPhone Issues
Apple today made available iOS 8.0.2, an update that Apple says fixes an issue in iOS 8.0.1 that impacted cellular network connectivity and Touch ID on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. In addition to resolving the cellular connectivity issue, the update also repairs a number of other issues.