Over 40 Android Phone Models Ship Infected with Trojan

If you want to buy a cheap Android phones, one way is to go to some Chinese e-retailers and purchase the phone that matches your requirements. Most phones will work reasonably well, but one thing that’s common to most/all Chinese manufacturers is lack of firmware updates and concerns for security. So you may only get 2 or 3 firmware update during the lifetime of your phone, if any, and usually the Android security patch is rather old. But Dr.Web discovered several Android smartphone models that ships with a Trojan (Android.Triada.231), in other words, the stock firmware is already infected with malware. The company found over 40 injected models, but the list may still grow Android.Triada trojans infect the Zygote process, which is used to launch all applications in Android. Once the module is infected, it becomes possible to download and launch software without the user’s knowledge. The 231 variant of […]

CUBOT X18 Plus 4G Smartphone Sells for as Low as $79.99 (Promo)

If you are on the lookout for an inexpensive 4G phone, Cubox X18 Plus smartphone with a Mediatek MT6750T processor running Android 8.0, a 6″ display, 4GB RAM, and 64GB flash may be worth a look as GearBest offers the device for as low as $79.99 shipped. The trick is that it is a flash sale with only the first 10 units sold at 9:00 UTC on March 5-9 (50 units in total), so you’d have to be fast and lucky to get it at that price. If you miss the flash sale, promo price is $129.99 until March 12. CUBOT X18 Plus smartphone: SoC – Mediatek MT6750T Octa-core (4+4) processor @ up to 1.5GHz with Arm Mali-T860 MP2 GPU System Memory – 4GB RAM Storage – 64GB eMMC flash, micro SD card slot up to 256GB Display – 5.99″ 2160×1080 touchscreen display Camera – 20+2MP dual rear camera with AF […]

$70 Cubot GT72 Android “4.2” Smartphone Powered by Mediatek MT6572

Mediatek MT6572 is a new dual core Cortex A7 processor with a Mali-400 GPU, as well as a HSPA+/TD-SCDMA modem. This SoC announced last month, is now starting to show up in low cost smartphones such as Cubot GT72. The phone is said to run Android 4.2.2, comes with a 4″ display, and 256MB RAM, and 512MB flash. Here are the specifications of this phone: SoC – Mediatek MTK6572 dual core cortex A7 @ 1.2GHz + Mali-400 GPU System Memory – 256MB RAM Storage – 512MB Flash + micro SD card slot (up to 16 GB) Display – 4.0″  TFT capacitive (2 points) touch screen (800×480) with 260K colors Connectivity – Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth 2.0, built-in GPS Network – GSM 900/1800MHz, dual SIM card slot. Camera – 3MP rear camera with flash light, and 2MP front camera Audio – 3.5mm earphone jack Misc – Gravity sensor, FM Radio Battery – […]

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