Smartphones News – Samsung, The Korea Times, Terence Eden, IPhone

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Next Big Smartphone Technology: Scrolling with Your Eyes
The next big thing in smartphones could be the eye scroll. Samsung?s next generation Galaxy phone will let consumers use their eyes to scroll through text, according to a New York Times report on Wednesday.*http%3A//*http%3A//

Samsung’s Galaxy Note III rumored to feature 5.9-inch display, eight-core processor
Samsung (005930) isn’t afraid to take chances with its Galaxy Note line of smartphones. The company previously introduced 5.2-inch and 5.5-inch models, and may go even bigger with the upcoming Galaxy Note III. According to a report from The Korea Times, Samsung is said to be working on a smartphone with a 5.9-inch display to compete with similar sized devices from Huawei (002502) and ZTE (0763). The handset will reportedly be equipped with a new eight-core Exynos 5 Octa processor and is expected to be released in the second half of the year. The Korea Times notes that due to supply chain constraints, the Galaxy Note III will not feature flexible display technology. The latest report contradicts earlier rumors that suggested Samsung’s

Galaxy Note II vulnerability allows hackers to bypass lock screen
Samsung (005930) has been pushing its enterprise-ready smartphones to business customers lately, but the company could hit a roadblock after a vulnerability was discovered on the Galaxy Note II. The security flaw, which allows an attacker to bypass the device’s pattern lock, PIN code, password and face unlock security features, was discovered recently by Terence Eden. Similar to the iPhone vulnerability uncovered last month, the Galaxy Note II’s security flaw can be exploited through the “Emergency Call” feature on the lock screen. Once inside the emergency call feature, an attacker can hold the home button to briefly see the home screen and, if timed correctly, users will be able to direct-dial a contact. The vulnerability affects the Galaxy Note II running Android

iPhone 5 found to dominate all other smartphones again in February
A recent report suggested Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone 5 reclaimed the title of top-selling smartphone in the world last quarter, and the popular handset apparently maintained its momentum in the U.S. last month. Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley issued his monthly handset sales estimates for the month of February early Monday morning, and he found that Apple’s iPhone 5 was the best-selling smartphone at each of the three major U.S. carriers where the phone is sold. At AT&T (T), which sells more smartphones than another other U.S. wireless company, the iPhone 5 topped Samsung’s (005930) Galaxy S III and the Nokia (NOK) Lumia 920, which is impressively still AT&T’s No.3 smartphone according to Walkley. The iPhone 5 also took top


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