SMS virus hits Chinese Android app stores, over 500,000 phones infected

Virus

China Mobile has over 683 million subscribers making it a great place to pass a virus along. ‘Trojan!SMSZombie” a newly discovered virus that has infected over 500,000  phones by spreading via SMS in china. The Trojan attacks its victims by making unauthorized payments via Chinese Android app stores. Furthermore, this virus is hard to find as it makes small unnoticeable transactions when it attacking its victims. First spotted by TrustGo security firm on July 15th, it has the potential to infect many more, so be careful, as you never know what your really downloading.

Source: TrustGO

Xiaomi Phones may enter the European market early 2013

Xiaomi

Chinese online sources claim that Xiaomi might be releasing its successful phones in Europe as early as Q1 2013. The real question behind this statement is whether Xiaomi has the capabilities to expand its market in a completely uncharted area. Just to start off, Xiaomi will have to invest a lot of money in advertisement in Europe as not a lot of people are familiar with the brand. Finally, the funny part about this story is that Xiaomi has about 1.3 billion people in china to sell to, but that’s not good enough for them, of course.

Source: Tech In Asia, Engadget

Xiaomi Phone 2 announced, coming October with quad core and Jelly Bean

Xiaomi Phone 2 announcement

The release of the Xiaomi Phone 2 brings in a new era of $300 high-quality smartphones. The smartphone comes with a quad-core  Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 chip, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB memory. Other benefits include a 2 MP front camera, and a 8 MP back camera. Wanting to buy it? Unfortunately, it will only be sold in China, so you’ll have to pre-order and ship it all the way here in October when it’s released.

Source: Engadget

Gartner: Worldwide mobile sales takes a hit by 2.3 percent, as people wait for the new iPhone

 

Apple iPhone release

More and more hype is formed around the new iPhone as more leaks are found. Worldwide mobile sales on the other hand, unlike the iPhone specs, has evidence that people actually care as much as you do. Gartner a technological research company has released some expected statistics about worldwide mobile sales. Although, the 2.3 percent drop in mobile sales cannot all be credited towards the anticipated new iPhone, as other major phone companies are releasing some flagships in the early fall. Finally, no matter what you choose, iPhone, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Windows Phone 8, ..etc. your purchase will always be tried to be predicted, today or in the future.

Source: Engadget