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  1. MaxBuck's Avatar
    No, I received years of updates to each iteration of Windows I've owned. Some which added features, but most just fixed bugs. Your point?
    As I said, it's reasonable to look for security threats and actual bugs to be fixed. So what's the security threat that concerns you in the current Samsung Note II OS? What bugs do you experience?
    07-30-2013 04:39 PM
  2. Chris Flowers's Avatar
    As I said, it's reasonable to look for security threats and actual bugs to be fixed. So what's the security threat that concerns you in the current Samsung Note II OS? What bugs do you experience?
    Security:

    Currently vulnerable to master key bug 9695860.

    Bug:

    Apps requiring admin rights force TalkBack.

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    07-30-2013 04:54 PM
  3. alamarco's Avatar
    Add WiFi bug and clipboard bug to that list.
    07-30-2013 10:15 PM
  4. MaxBuck's Avatar
    Security:

    Currently vulnerable to master key bug 9695860.
    You can avoid this vulnerability by refraining from sideloading applications. I understand this is an annoyance, but it can be avoided.

    Bug: Apps requiring admin rights force TalkBack.
    Not sure what you're saying here.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Add WiFi bug and clipboard bug to that list.
    Could you be a bit more specific? I have no problems using wifi nor the clipboard.
    07-30-2013 10:53 PM
  5. Chris Flowers's Avatar
    You can avoid this vulnerability by refraining from sideloading applications. I understand this is an annoyance, but it can be avoided.
    Not the point. Should be addressed.

    Not sure what you're saying here.
    Well known bug, acknowledged by Samsung months ago. Apps that require accessibility settings will trigger TalkBack.

    You see a message to that effect on app descriptions across the Play Store. Given that Samsung acknowledged it months ago, would have been nice of them to sort it.

    Could you be a bit more specific? I have no problems using wifi nor the clipboard.
    Again it's well known. WiFi will hang. You will still appear to have full WiFi bars yet no internet connection. You have to disable and enable WiFi to get it working again. 4.1.2 TouchWiz issue only.

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    07-31-2013 01:24 AM
  6. alamarco's Avatar
    Here's a write up on the Clipboard bug. Ton of other articles as well.

    Samsung Copy & Paste Bug (AKA Never Trust Samsung) | Terence Eden has a Blog
    07-31-2013 08:30 PM
  7. MaxBuck's Avatar
    Thanks for the details on these bugs; none of them has affected me, but that doesn't change the fact that Samsung should be fixing them.

    I've owned Samsung, LG and Lenovo Android devices, and the Samsung devices have all been quite bug-free compared to the Lenovo (a short-lived foray into Android for that company that did not go real well for them). I haven't asked much of the LG device so it's hard to say. I hope the Sony stuff exhibits fewer bugs, for their owners' sakes, but they really don't offer any hardware that I find compelling. Each to his own, obviously.
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    08-02-2013 02:23 PM
  8. alamarco's Avatar
    The Note 2 is my first Android device so I don't have any experience with other companies like Sony, LG, HTC, etc. I've heard many bad things about Sony's earlier efforts, but the tune is changing and people are getting back on board with Sony as Sony is finally recognizing that software is a huge part of a device.

    Samsung makes some incredible hardware; the Note 2 is a testament to that. The software leads a lot to be desired. Like you said, Samsung (and other companies for that matter) should be fixing these issues. You can have the best hardware on the market, but if the software isn't up to par the hardware doesn't matter much.
    08-02-2013 09:29 PM
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