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It looks like Samsung has a huge problem with the batteries of millions of old smartphones, and this has been going on for many years.

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It seems that Samsung smartphones have some problems with batteries, which, after several years of use, can lead to at least swelling of the batteries.

It looks like Samsung has a huge problem with the batteries of millions of old smartphones, and this has been going on for many years.

Well-known blogger Mrwhosetheboss (real name Arun Maini), who has 11.7 million subscribers on his YouTube channel, found that the battery of his Galaxy Note8 was swollen, and so much that the back cover was peeled off. The blogger has a huge collection of smartphones, including all Samsung flagships since 2010. And after the incident with Note8, he found that exactly the same happened with two more smartphones from his collection: Galaxy S6 and S10. At the same time, no other device from the collection was damaged in this way.

Initially, the blogger thought that the heat that raged in the UK some time ago was to blame. However, the question of why only Samsung devices were affected still remained open.

After the publication of the corresponding message on Twitter, the blogger was contacted by Samsung, who asked to send her smartphones for research.

Maini then found reports of similar cases from other users. In particular, another blogger said that absolutely all Samsung smartphones aged three years and older that he had at his disposal suffered from the same problem. Further searches showed that even more recent foldable models of the Galaxy Z line are affected by the problem.

Later, Maini decided to double-check all of his Samsung smartphones and found that several more models were affected: Galaxy S8, S10e, S10 5G and Fold 2.

After that, Maini contacted another very famous blogger – Marquez Brownlee from the channel (MKBHD). And he said that his team also, with a certain frequency, finds one or two smartphones (apparently per year) with swollen batteries, and these are always Samsung devices. Brownlee noted that he had not previously attached importance to this.

Further, the well-known smartphone tormentor JerryRigEverything reported the same problem. And he also had a problem only with Samsung devices. According to JerryRigEverything, the cause of the bloat is probably gas inside the battery.

After this call, Maini found another victim in his collection – Galaxy S20 FE. He probably suffered a long time ago, but it was not noticeable so much.

As a result, about 25% of Samsung smartphones from the blogger’s collection were affected by this problem. Maini adds that there are now more than a billion Samsung smartphones active in the world, and in this case, about 250 million people could be at risk.

Of course, Maini himself says that these are not very correct comparisons and you should not panic, but so far it seems that Samsung may face a problem, compared to which the situation with Note7 will be a childish prank.

Separately, we add that if you have Samsung smartphones lying somewhere and not constantly used, it is worth checking their condition.

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Google, as part of its Project Zero project, has published information about a new vulnerability CVE-2022-33917 that affects millions of smartphones.

Possibly hundreds of millions of smartphones are at risk.  A vulnerability has been discovered that manufacturers are in no hurry to fix

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Arm itself patched the vulnerability some time ago, but the problem is that many vendors still haven’t implemented those patches. This applies to many devices from Samsung, Xiaomi, Oppo and even Google itself.

If exploited, the vulnerability is intended to allow an attacker to read and write physical pages after they are returned to the system, potentially gaining wide access to user data.

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Elon Musk promised to release an alternative smartphone on one condition: if Twitter is removed from the App Store and Google Play

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Billionaire Elon Musk has promised to release his own smartphone model if Apple and Google remove the Twitter app from their respective App Store and Google Play stores, respectively.

Elizabeth Wheeler, an American political commentator, author and podcast host, asked Elon Musk this question:

“If Apple and Google remove Twitter from their app stores, Elon Musk should release his own smartphone. Half the country would happily give up biased, spying iPhones and Androids. For a person who builds rockets for Mars, building a smartphone would be easy, right?”

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