The LG G Flex is the South Korean company’s attempt at creating a smartphone with a curved display, taking on the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Round in the process. We had heard that LG planned to release the handset globally and that as far as a stateside launch was concerned, the device was scheduled to be launched on three of the major carriers, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Unfortunately until today we have not heard word about a possible release date, but thanks to the ever-reliable @evleaks, the press rendering of both AT&T and T-Mobile’s version of the handset has made its way online.
However given that the LG G Flex will look exactly the same, there’s no telling which model pictured above is for which carrier, save for the carrier’s name sighted in either model, then again we don’t expect LG to be making drastic design changes for every single carrier, so we guess that’s to be expected. In any case @evleaks has been pretty spot on in terms of his leaks so for all we know this could be a possibility. Like we said availability of the handset has not yet been made available, nor pricing, but hopefully we will hear more from LG soon, hopefully at CES 2014, so be sure to check back with us then for the details!
According to a report from a few days ago, popular messaging client Snapchat was hacked in which the hackers managed to get their hands on some 4.6 million user names and phone numbers. The hack did not appear to be malicious in nature and basically served as a warning to Snapchat over its alleged vulnerabilities and exploits that other hackers could use. It was also a follow-up to a warning of said vulnerabilities that was relayed to Snapchat, but apparently the company did not do enough to patch those security holes up. Snapchat has recently released a statement regarding the hack and promised that they will be releasing an updated version of the app soon that will fix the problem that led to the hack in the first place.
According to Snapchat’s blog, “On New Years Eve, an attacker released a database of partially redacted phone numbers and usernames. No other information, including Snaps, was leaked or accessed in these attacks. We will be releasing an updated version of the Snapchat application that will allow Snapchatters to opt out of appearing in Find Friends after they have verified their phone number. We’re also improving rate limiting and other restrictions to address future attempts to abuse our service.” Oddly enough Snapchat did not seem particularly apologetic over the hack, but we guess the important thing is to get the issue fixed and hope that Snapchat users are forgiving.