Android Bug Fix for G1 Google phone

Published Tuesday, November 11, 2008 5:46 PM

 

Android Bug Fix for G1 Google phone

 

     The G1 google’s new phone that was released for T-Mobile had a very embarrassing bug in it. The problem was that anything that we typed into the phone whether it was in a text message or an application was sent through the phone’s command line shell. This is not that big of a deal accept they were sent through with root user privileges. This means that you could do anything to the phone with the right command. For example if you typed the word “reboot” into a text message the phone would actually reboot. 
   
    The update to fix this has already been released, but the users have to physically update their phones, which means that they will continue to see problems with the OS until everyone is updated. This doesn’t really pose a security threat like some my think. The glitch was just a sloppy mistake by the programmers who didn’t catch it before the launch.

    Google has announced that there is a website that has updates on bugs and fixes at. http://groups.google.com/group/android-security-announce
 

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