Top Android news of the week: LG security flaw, Gello browser, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

This week in Android saw reports of a new browser by Cyanogenmod, leaks of the S6 Edge Plus, and word of a security flaw affecting LG phones.
Written by James Kendrick, Contributor

Cyanogenmod working on new browser, Gello

The company determined to take Android from Google is developing an open-source browser to help in the effort. Gello is based on Chromium code. A teaser video shows some features to help it compete, including good permission controls and a download manager.

No word on when to expect Gello to hit users' hands.

Source: ZDNet

Next generation Galaxy S6 Edge Plus images leaked

It appears Samsung is working on the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus if leaked images are real. These show the next Edge to have a 5.5-inch display, bigger than the first Edge.

These are just rumors and not official photos so this may turn out to be nothing.

Source: Android Authority

Xiaomi sold almost 35 million phones so far this year

Chinese phone maker Xiaomi continues with a heavy push into the global market and sold 34.7 million handsets so far this year. This represents a 33 percent increase over this time last year.

The company is expanding its presence in South Korea, home of rival Samsung, India and Brazil.

Source: ZDNet

LG smartphones vulnerable to hijack malware

Security researchers have discoverd a security flaw in LG phones leaving them vulnerable to "man in the middle" attacks. The vulnerability is due to LG's software update process that doesn't verify the SSL certificate of those accessing the procedure from outside the phone.

LG users can protect their phone by disabling the automatic update feature and manually obtaining updates over secure connections.

Source: The Register

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