Android news #159: X-Galaxy and Trojans in Google Play

We present to your attention the 159th edition of our weekly project “Android news”! Tonight we talk about the Galaxy X, the dangers in the Google Play and much more. Below, with the same news you can find in a traditional text format.

Huawei will retain the unique feature of their smartphones for a

Huawei is not going to supply proprietary processors Kirin third-party manufacturers. About it manufacturer’s representatives told reporters thematic publications on the sidelines of the conference Huawei Global Analyst Conference held in the beginning of the week.

We do not consider the production of processors as a stand-alone business and do not intend to monetize it by starting to take orders from competitors, said a company representative. Smartphone sales Huawei help not to think about the search of other items of income.

Huawei is one of the few vendors who provide themselves processors. “Stones” allow developers to more effectively optimize the hardware component of their smartphones to work with a proprietary shell.

Kirin processors compare favorably to the competitors and in-depth integration of artificial intelligence. Neural networks are able to self-regulate the power consumption of smartphone, increasing the level of autonomy, as well as provide better built-in camera.

Samsung decided not to launch its 7-inch Galaxy X

Flexible Galaxy X, which, according to the manufacturer is expected to debut before the end of this year, in the unfolded state will not exceed the dimensions of Galaxy Note 8. About it reports South Korean business newspaper , The Bell , citing sources familiar with the situation.

The sides of The Bell to note that Samsung refused to issue a 7-inch phablet in favor of a more compact version. This means that in sale model different from that which the manufacturer demonstrated behind closed doors at CES’2018 in Las Vegas.

The decision to release a more compact version may be dictated by the desire Samsung to solve the problem of creases, which was previously reported. According to some, displays a smaller diagonal to a lesser extent prone to the formation of characteristic traces in the place of the bending matrix.

As previously said the head of mobile units Samsung Dong-Jin Ko, the manufacturer has decided to postpone the release of Galaxy X from the middle to the end of the year due to the need for revision of the software. The hardware smartphone, according to him, completely ready.

Presented 10 Honor: Kirin 970, 6 GB of RAM, the notch in the display

Huawei has finally unveiled the Honor 10. The device has got many interesting features, but the most obvious can be called a cutout in the display and the colors that shimmer depending on the viewing angle. The device also got artificial intelligence AI 2.0, 6 GB of RAM and 128 gigabytes of flash memory.

Version with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB flash memory estimated at 2599 yuan (414 U.S. dollars, or about 25 thousand rubles), the version with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of flash memory is worth 2999 yuan (477 us dollars, or about 29 thousand rubles). For the money users will get thin at 7.7 mm body that is rounded on both sides. There are four colors: Phantom Purple, Phantom Blue, Seagull Gray and Midnight Black.

The device is equipped with to 5.84 inch LTPS IPS LCD display with a resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels with an aspect ratio of 19:9. The cutout in the display you can hide by analogy with the P20 Pro, and the fingerprint scanner placed on the Home button, located on the front panel. The device has a processor Kirin 970, battery on a 3320 mAh battery with fast charging 5V/4.5 A (to 50 percent charge in 25 minutes).

“Out of the box” Honor 10 runs on Android 8.1 and Oreo with a proprietary shell EMUI 8.1. Honor 10 equipped with dual primary camera (16 MP f/1.8 + 24 MP f/1.8) and 24 MP front. By the way, the front camera is completely analogous to that in the P20 and P20 Pro. Other features of note support Bluetooth 4.2, USB-C, GPS, GLONASS, a 3.5 mm connector for headphones. Fans of quality audio will enjoy the Hi-Fi-AK4376A audio chip supports 7.1 audio.

Pre-order 10 Honor you today, and the official sales in China will start on April 27.

Trojan posing as “Alice”, downloaded over 20 thousand times

Experts antivirus company “Doctor Web” found out about the appearance on Google Play Android malware.Click.245.the origin, posing as an independent client voice assistant “Alice”. Trojan has been downloaded more than 20,000 times and, not having useful functionality, signed their victims for premium services.

After download to the device, the Trojan determines the type of Network connection and send the user a link to download the supposedly optional components “Alice”. If the connection was established via Wi-Fi, on the screen appeared the window with the requirement to enter a phone number and confirm the registration code from the SMS.

If access to the Network provided by the network, the number is determined automatically. After successful registration the user is subscribed to an expensive service from one of the content providers. By the time of publication Trojan has been removed from the Google Play censors Google.

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