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Modem vulnerability could let hackers listen to your calls on millions of Android phones

Modem vulnerability could let hackers listen to your calls on millions of Android phones

Google and other Android manufacturers try to keep on top of the hardware and software security, at varying degrees of intensity. But a vulnerability in widely-used Qualcomm SoCs disclosed by Check Point Research today was particularly alarming. It could theoretically allow a malicious app to patch the software for Qualcomm's MSM modem chips, giving it access to call and text history or even the ability to record conversations.

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AT&T joins Verizon with LG Velvet Android 11 update

AT&T joins Verizon with LG Velvet Android 11 update

LG swears that at least some of its current phones will be getting updates, some up to the upcoming Android 12, as it bids the smartphone market goodbye. We can't speak to the likelihood of that outcome (well, we could, but we're being nice), but at least one more current model is getting updated to Android 11. The Verizon version of the LG Velvet is starting to get its Android 11 OTA this weekend.

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Play Movies & TV app will disappear from Roku and other smart TVs soon

Play Movies & TV app will disappear from Roku and other smart TVs soon

The transition from Google Play Music to YouTube Music has been a rocky and contentious one. But Google isn't finished axing its media apps just yet. According to updated support documentation, the Google Play Movies & TV app on smart televisions is the next one to get the chop. The phone app was replaced with the newer "Google TV" app in October, but the app will disappear from smart TV platforms as well starting in June.

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Will your LG phone get an Android 11 or 12 update?

Will your LG phone get an Android 11 or 12 update?

I never thought I'd see LG shut its mobile division before Sony or HTC, but here we are. The South Korean company officially announced its exit from the smartphone market a few days ago. While the company wasn't explicit about the software support situation at the time, some details have emerged since.

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LG's Android dreams may be dead, but software support shall live on

LG's Android dreams may be dead, but software support shall live on

When LG shut down its mobile division last week, a few details remained unclear about its existing products. We initially speculated that the latest flagships should be in for at least another big upgrade to Android 12, but now LG has shed some light on its plans going forward. It pledges to update most of its flagships for up to three years.

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These are LG's never to be released flagship phones for 2021

These are LG's never to be released flagship phones for 2021

Late Sunday evening the final nail was driven into the coffin of LG's smartphone business, when the manufacturer declared it was halting development of all hardware. One of the (many) areas in which LG fell behind was in the cutting edge of foldable phone development, but it did have at least one alternative: a rolling screen. LG showed off its prototype earlier this year, declaring its intention to make and sell it, and apparently sent it to multiple certification agencies for testing.

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RIP LG: South Korean giant officially exits the smartphone market

RIP LG: South Korean giant officially exits the smartphone market

After months of rumors, LG has made it official: it will exit the smartphone business on July 31.

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LG expected to announce quittin' time for its smartphones

LG expected to announce quittin' time for its smartphones

After spending most of the last decade losing money on its smartphone business, LG is reportedly ready to call it quits at its next board meeting just days away.

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LineageOS 18.1 brings Android 11 to almost 60 phones

LineageOS 18.1 brings Android 11 to almost 60 phones

Out with the old, in with the new: LineageOS cut support for Android 9 Pie earlier this year, and to make up for the loss, the open-source project has just released version 18.1 based on Android 11. It comes with official support for about 60 phones and tablets.

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Nobody wants to buy LG's phone business

Nobody wants to buy LG's phone business

LG's continued existence in the world of Android is looking less and less certain by the day. Despite hinting at signs of life after its LG Rollable passed through Bluetooth certification last week, new reports suggest that LG might still leave the smartphone industry entirely by shutting down its mobile division altogether.

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