Top Android news of the week: HTC no sale, Samsung keyboard hack, new Snapdragon

This week in Android came news that an updated Snapdragon processor will deal with overheating issues. We also heard evidence that Android One is a bust, and that a Samsung keyboard app exposes 600 million to malware.

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Asus to acquire HTC, then not

A rumor cropped up that Asus was looking to buy beleagured HTC. It didn't stand long as Asus CEO Johnny Shih quickly debunked it.

He did so in the strongest terms, claiming his company "strongly denies the news".

Source: ZDNet

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Android One a bust in India

Google announced the Android One program last year that would supply sub-$100 phones in India. The plan was to flood the country with these low-cost phones.

Months later it seems the program is a bust, with only 800,000 handsets sold in India. This is only a third of low-cost handsets sold since the Android One launch.

Source: ZDNet

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Samsung keyboard app puts 600M at risk

A report has surfaced that indicates a serious flaw in the Samsung keyboard app exposes device owners to a security breach. The app checks for language packs over an unsecured connection that hackers can use to get a backdoor into the phones.

The keyboard app in question is installed on 600 million devices, making this a tremendous potential security situation.

Source: ZDNet

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Snapdragon 810 version 2 coming to OnePlus 2

The upcoming OnePlus 2 phone will have an updated version of the Snapdragon 810 processor. The version 2 of the processor reportedly deals with the original processor's overheating problem.

Samsung scrapped using the Snapdragon 810 from its latest smartphones due to its confirmation of the overheating problem.

Source: Andriod Community

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