News by Andrew Kameka on Wednesday January 16, 2013.
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Android developers discovered last month that some Samsung smartphones using Exynos processors are vulnerable to attacks. Samsung announced shortly after that it would get to work patching the security hole, and three U.S. carriers today began updating their devices.
Sprint has announced that over the next 30 days, it will push an over-the-air software update to its Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch smartphones. The update fixes the security exploit that affects Exynos processors, and adds Sprint Connections Optimizer that selectively auto-connects to Wi-Fi or turns off 4G radios at predefined locations in order to improve battery life.
T-Mobile began updating the Samsung Galaxy Note II, which also has an Exynos processor. The update enhances the security and has "various bug fixes" not associated with the previous threat. The update can be applied over the air or through Samsung Kies.
AT&T started an over-the-air process that updates the Samsung Galaxy S III to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. AT&T previously released Jelly Bean through its Samsung Kies desktop software, but the new option simplifies the update process.via: AndroidCentral
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