HTC myTouch 4G
HTC recently made available to its customers the tools necessary to unlock the bootloaders of some of its older devices. The new phones that have bootloader control include the Droid Eris, Hero, Legend, myTouch 3G, and myTouch 4G. The tools can be downloaded from HTC's web site.
HTC is in the process of sending out software updates to some of its smartphones to address a security issue concerning the Wi-Fi radio. The problem revolves around applications with the "access_wifi_state" permission, and the ability to sniff out Wi-Fi passwords for networks to which the phone is connected. The affected handsets include the Desire HD, myTouch 4G, Desire S, Sensation, EVO 3D, Droid Incredible, and Thunderbolt. The update had already been distributed to some of the phones over the air, though HTC is working to make a manual update available to the last few. HTC suggests owners of the aforementioned phones check its support page the week of February 6 for more instructions.
Qik today announced an update to its video chatting client for T-Mobile Android devices. The most significant change to the software is enhanced privacy controls. Users will now be able to block anonymous video callers, and all videos recorded will be set to private by default. This lets users specify which videos their contacts are able to see. Qik for T-Mobile is available to the myTouch 4G, Galaxy Tab, Dell Streak 7, Vibrant 4G, Sidekick 4G, G2x, Sensation 4G, and Samsung Exhibit 4G.
Hulu recently updated its Android application making it compatibile with four more handsets. All four are made by HTC, and include the EVO 4G, Droid Thunderbolt, myTouch, and G2. The application is free to download, but Hulu Plus costs $7.99 per month.
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