Android Overload: Samsung Buys CSR for $310 Million, Serial Hacker Says Android 4.1 Is Tougher To Exploit, and More


Good evening, Phandroids. You’ve made it to another episode of the Android Overload. This is the place where we stash all of the interesting tidbits from around the web that we’ve come across throughout our day, but for various reasons (some more obvious than others) didn’t make it onto our front page. But before these almosts get tossed into the abyss that is the world wide web, we figured we’d let you guys take a final look. There’s usually something a little something here for everyone, so have at it.

  • Serial hacker says Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is tougher to exploit. [ArsTechnica]
  • Raspberry Pi camera module coming soon. 5MP camera for around $20. [CnetUK]
  • IM+ updated in the Google Play Store. Adds better battery usage, more enhancements. [Play Store]
  • Sprint’s 4G LTE will be heading to Baltimore soon. [LightReading]
  • HTC no longer updating Desire HD to Android 4.0 ICS due to performance issues. [Mobile & Apps]
  • Canadians now receiving shipping confirmations for the Nexus 7. [MobileSyrup]
  • NC State University builds more efficient pico projector. [NCSU]
  • Samsung buys CSR’s handset technology for $310 million. Boosts patent portfolio in the process. [Reuters]
  • Man proposes to wife using Android boot animation. [XDA]
Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Really??

    No ICS for the DHD due to performance issues? I wonder what kind…

    1. Indeed, especially after reading Chris’ article on how even the HTC HD2 got an early Jelly Bean port running smoothly…

  2. The xda proposal thing didn’t actually work out with the boot animation, it ended up being a live wallpaper that he used. She said yes though…pretty freakin cool.

  3. Looks like no ICS for the Thunderbolt also.

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