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AM News: Google Project Glass Rivals, Facebook Security Loophole in Android & iOS App, Samsung Galaxy S3 Being Tested

It emerged this week that Google is working on a pair of augmented reality glasses (opens in new tab), which flash up messages, video and the like directly into the wearer's field of vision. The images of the futuristic specs Google released were clearly mock-ups of what the finished product will look like, leading us to believe that the current prototype was probably a pretty chunky beast.

According to Gareth Wright, an app developer for iOS and Android (opens in new tab), there is a security vulnerability that lurks on Facebook apps for both platforms. Users who prefer logging into Facebook on Android tablets or on iPhones or iPads risk their personal information being stolen. The Facebook apps don't encrypt login credentials and allow malicious apps to get unauthorized access to vital information.

The follow up to the Samsung Galaxy S2 (opens in new tab) is already here according to Simon Stanford, VP of Samsung Electronics UK who was speaking to Cnet UK; but it is the Galaxy Note, not the Galaxy S3. Mr Stanford said "The evolution in S2 is already here, it's there, it's Galaxy Note and that is a really strong device for Samsung, globally as well as in the UK".

Google has begun rolling out an update for the Play Store (opens in new tab), which brings the marketplace up to version 3.5.16. This upgrade is available only for some users at the moment (e.g. developers probably testing the build) but those who want it eagerly can download the file right now.

Samsung has already started to test the Galaxy S3 (opens in new tab) with South Korean carriers according to a report published by Korean news publication, AsiaE and the process appears to be more arduous than previously thought. There are reports that Samsung wants the testing to be done faster than the standard 60 days period but this is proving to be more difficult than expected because of the new hardware the S3 is expected to come.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.