Top Android news of the week: malware, giant Xiaomi, Samsung satisfaction

This holiday week in the Android space saw reports of malware wrapped in The Interview, Xiaomi is a huge startup, and Samsung is most satisfying.
Written by James Kendrick, Contributor

Android malware in The Interview

The hacking of Sony resulted in the movie The Interview yanked from distribution, then the company reversed its position. The Interview is not only in theaters, it's widely available for viewing online.

Reports have surfaced that a copy of The Interview available for download is infected with malware. It should be avoided.

Source: Slashgear

Xiaomi is worth $46 billion

Chinese startup Xiaomi is gaining ground quickly even though a relatively young startup. The current valuation of the company shows just how big it is.

After the latest round of fundraising got Xiaomi $1.1 billion, the company is now valued at $46 billion. This demonstrates how big the Chinese market is in the Android space.

Source: Android Authority

Samsung passes Apple in customer satisfaction

Apple is regularly tops in customer satisfaction in the US according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index. A report shows Samsung trumped Apple this year in the all important rating of customer satisfaction.

According to the report, Samsung barely edged ahead of Apple with a rating of 81 percent versus 79 percent.

Source: Neowin

Tablet thief returns Android tablet as he can't figure it out

You can't make this stuff up: a man in the UK steals an Android tablet from a charity shop, a very low deed, and tries to return it a few days later.

The reason he brought it back was because he couldn't figure out how to use it. Probably because he can't be too bright.

Source: CNET

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