Android Overload: CyanogenMod patches up Samsung Exynos exploit, Apple’s pinch-to-zoom patent ruled invalid in initial ruling, and more


The Android Overload is where we stash all of the stories/articles/news bits that didn’t make it onto our front page from throughout the day. But just because they weren’t featured, doesn’t mean they aren’t worth taking a look at. In fact, there’s almost always a little something here for everyone. So, take a look around and let us know if you find anything of interest.

  • Press, a slick new Google Reader RSS app, now available for Android. [Google Play]
  • Flixter update gives users complimentary UltraViolet movie stream/download. [Google Play]
  • The next iPhone comes with a pre-cracked screen for college girls. [Onion]
  • Rooted official stock Jelly Bean Sense ROM now available for AT&T/Rogers HTC One X. [XDA]
  • One again: do NOT download apps unless they’re from the app store. Lest you get infected with SMS malware. [TNW]
  • Kodak sells off their patents for $525 million. Apple and Google nab ’em all. [Bloomberg]
  • HTC could be easing up on new devices and smartphone shipments next year. That’s fine — just bring me the HTC M7. [Digitimes]
  • CyanogenMod finds a fix for the Samsung Exynos security bug. Has been merged into CM 10.1 source. [Google+]
  • Apple’s “pinch-to-zoom” patent ruled invalid by USPTO in initial ruling. [WSJ]
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. SUCK IT APPLE! Even if it’s just an initial ruling, it’s good see the USPTO looking at this. I bet Stevie Wonder would have no problems seeing the prior art. How these clowns got that patent in the first place was a cold case for even Sherlock Holmes.

  2. OMG guys! Apocalypse is here and the world is coming to an end.
    fruity’s revolutionary and innovative patents got invalidated.
    I mean… those patents are revolutionary, innovative, magical, and everything.
    How can it be invalidated?

    1. Just the initial ruling. Don’t freak out just yet…

      1. You should have told me that before I went running through the mall screaming that the house of cards that is Apple is crumbling…complete with maniacal evil laugh.

  3. Another win for the patent office

    1. i say a win for consumers, the patent office are the one that created this mess in first place by granting patent like dronken sailors without even looking to see if the patents already existed.

  4. It’s a shame companies can’t get the money back from Apple for licensing patents found to be invalid.

  5. Flixter’s free movie doesn’t mean you get to pick a free movie, it means that they pick a free movie to give you. I got 3, and none of them do I really care to watch. Can’t complain about free movies, but I hoped for better.

  6. Why the hell do you link out to a WSJ story that requires registration or payment to read? There’s no other source that you could find that was easy for us to get to and read about?

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