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Submission + - Samsung says no to 7 inch Android tablets! (geek.com) 1

4phun writes: Feb. 14, 2011 — All sorts of interesting information is coming out of MWC lately, and one tidbit came in concerning Samsung'sGalaxy Tab.

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 will not be a 7-inch device

Samsung’s language was apparently quite strong saying, “7-inch device could not be considered a tablet”. This part of the market could be covered by larger phones 4.3-inches+ and smaller slates.

Samsung is sticking with their guns and not calling 7-inch devices tablets.


Submission + - 54 percent of VZW's Android users want iPhone (tuaw.com)

4phun writes: A jaw-dropping 54 percent of VZW's Android and BlackBerry users say they're either very likely or somewhat likely to buy the iPhone.

It took all of 17 hours or so for the initial allocation of pre-order Verizon iPhones to get churned through, meaning there won't be any more orders placed until 3:01 AM ET on February 9 (online orders) or 7 AM local time on 2/10 (store purchases).

Submission + - Wed Angry Birds expansion expolits Android Flaws (tomsguide.com)

4phun writes: ZoomWednesday a proof-of-concept app was uploaded and made available on the Android Market that took advantage of two serious flaws recently discovered in the Android OS.

Disguised as an Angry Birds expansion, the app silently installed three additional apps without the need for user authorization. The hidden apps also had the ability to gain access to the user's phone contacts, location information and SMS functionality. They could also transmit the data to a remote server. Do you have any idea how many turkeys actually fell for it?

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