Top Android news of the week: Factory reset failures, Note 5, phone calling on the watch
News in the Android world this week had reports that Android Wear may get phone calling, Android phones got a preview version of Microsoft Office, factory resetting some phones leaves owner info, and no Galaxy Note 5 in June.
Factory reset on Android phones not always erasing owner info
Security experts determined that performing a factory reset on Android phones is not secure on many handsets. This affects owners of some phones who reset the device prior to selling it or trading it in for a new model.
The problem is that the reset doesn't erase the data partition on every phone, which is where the Google account information is stored. It can be retrieved and the account accessed.
Samsung president: No Galaxy Note 5 in June or July
Rumors have been swirling around the Android world that Samsung will release the Galaxy Note 5 in July. This would be earlier than usual for Samsung, but some thought the company would ride the current success of the S6.
Those rumors, perhaps hopes, have been dashed by the company's president. He has stated flatly that the Galaxy Note 5 will not be announced in June or July.