Phandroid Recap: Malware, One M8 Prime, LG G3, and more! [May 4-10]

Recap

Another 7 days have passed, which means it’s time for another recap! There was a ton of exciting Android news this week on the site. As summer approaches the tech news starts heating up, too. If you were busy enjoying some of the early warm weather you may have missed some of the bigger stories this week. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here is a quick recap to get you caught up with everything. Enjoy!

Alleged HTC One M8 Prime specs leaked: 5.5-inch Quad-HD, Snapdragon 805, 18 megapixel camera?

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May 6th – Looks like HTC has the desire to one-up pretty much every major manufacturer with a smartphone out right now. Some newly rumored specs for the HTC One M8 “Prime” have surfaced, and it’s definitely nothing we’re comfortable sneezing at. This gigantic phone will be a successor to HTC’s phablet from last generation. Will it be enough to compete with Samsung’s near monopoly on giant phones?

Official LG G3 leaks galore

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May 5th – Blurry cam photos and in-the-wild shots of the LG G3 be damned – official press renders are about to take over. The LG G3 has been leaked in full glory ahead of its May 27th unveiling. The press render seen in this image is with a case on the device, but we can still get a decent look at it. We’ve also seen the device in a few other leaked images. LG’s successor to the ultra-popular G2 is looking nice.

Android Antivirus: 6 truths about smartphone malware

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May 6th – Android is a hot bed for malicious malware. This malware is so dangerous that it can destroy your phone, and even your life if you’re not careful. The worst part is it’s already happening to you right now! There is no place to hide! It’s everywhere! At least that’s what some people want you to believe. We’re here to set the record straight. In this editorial we share 6 truths about Android malware, and why you don’t need to be afraid.

Apple looking to buy Beats for a whopping $3.2 billion

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May 8th – Word on the street is Apple is looking to buy Beats Music. Sounds like a match made in heaven given both companies share a very special quality. Can you guess what that is? The answer to that question, of course, is selling over-priced technology. We’re not saying Apple devices and Beats products aren’t great, but they really should not cost so much. Find out all about this surprising acquisition in this post.

So you got the Galaxy S5?

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May 9th – Have you heard about the Galaxy S5? Now that the new device smell has worn off and the excitement has died down, we thought it would be appropriate to take a minute to point you toward some of the more useful and informative Galaxy S5 content you might have missed on Phandroid. We’ve got guides, how-to’s, tips, tricks, reviews, and tons of other great S5 content. Be sure you are getting the most out of your shiny new phone.

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  • Martin Lane

    Hopefully the M8 Prime will feature a decent camera.