Samsung Phone Studied for Possible Security Gap

The security platform for Samsung Electronics Co.’s best-selling Galaxy S4 smartphone suffers from a vulnerability that could allow malicious software to track emails and record data communications, according to cybersecurity researchers at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

LG G Pad and Sony Ultra Z Both Get the Google Play Treatment

The Google Play edition isn’t quite a Nexus device, but represents another pure Android option.

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Samsung Says It Has Sold 10 Million Galaxy Note 3 Phablets

Samsung said on Tuesday that it has now sold more than 10 million of its Galaxy Note 3 devices, a milestone also reached by the prior two Note models and the Galaxy S, SII, SIII and S4.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Heads to AT&T on November 8

AT&T said on Monday that it will be the first U.S. carrier to stock Samsung’s 16-megapixel Galaxy S4 Zoom Android camera phone. The device, which features a 10x optical zoom, will be in stores Nov. 8. Price: $199, with a new two-year contract.

When It Comes to Sturdiness, SquareTrade Says Moto X Tops Both New iPhone Models

Samsung’s Galaxy S4, meanwhile, finished last in a four-way comparison.

Bicoastal Battle Against Smartphone Theft Gets a British Ally

London Mayor Boris Johnson also wants to see more done by phone makers to combat cellphone burglaries.
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If Your Waterproof Galaxy S4 Got Waterlogged, AT&T Will Replace It for Free

Not all of the supposedly “everything-proof” devices are living up to their billing, but AT&T says it will replace any that failed to keep out the water.
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ATD Week in Review: Microsoft Partner Woes and Samsung’s Steroid Specs

The week in AllThingsD, in one convenient post. You’re welcome!

Samsung’s Bizarre Benchmark-Boosting Explanation

The Galaxy S4’s optimizations “were not intended to improve certain benchmark results.” But the S4’s maximum GPU frequency was made available to certain benchmarking apps.