Recent reports have offered hints at what the new device may offer, and according to the latest, there will be two versions — one powered by Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, and one powered by Samsung’s eight-core Exynos 5 Octa chip. But why do we need two?
Developers have discovered a serious vulnerability with Samsung’s Exynos-powered smartphones — including its latest Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II devices — that can provide attackers with access to all physical memory. The flaw leaves the handsets open to malicious apps that can access a user’s personal data, completely wipe their data, or worse, brick their handset.
Asus has been enjoying plenty of success with the Nexus 7, which continues to sell out on the Google Play Store as we approach the holiday season. It’s no surprise, then, that the Taiwanese company is working on another budget Android tablet. According to new benchmarks, the device will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on a mysterious 1GHz processor.