Google should revoke their use of the AndroidOne trademark over these shenanigans.
Thank you for linking Shelter, I had no idea that was possible and that easy software for it existed! You suggest installing userspace apps to control system software that might run in a privileged context. NoRoot Firewall, for example, doesn't control iptables, it just pretends to be a VPN server and privileged software, I assume, can bypass it. Yes, I'm fully aware of this. There's also the problem of having a closed source baseband processor in pretty much every device. But bypassing these mechanisms is a decision they had to make.
If they're just lazy or incompetent, these userspace apps should be sufficient as a mitigation. According to the explanation about permissions within NoRoot Firewall itself, any app with the 'Internet' permission can create connections to bypass the VPN. All of the Android One mobiles appear on the top list of their Android One microsite and I'm sure most of them contain malware built-in.
Yeah, Android One is a bit of a joke really. I got a Nokia 7 Plus on the promise that it would have fast updates, be bug free, and not contain any OEM modifications. None of those have really been true. Admittedly, updates are still a bit faster than the likes of Samsung and other big OEMs, but the process has shown that it's not as simple as Google rolling out the updates.
OEMs still make changes to it, and it still seems dependent on carriers pushing through the changes - despite buying a SIM free phone, I waited 2 months longer for updates, which seemed to be the case with everyone on the same network in the UK. It's far from bug free, with a few updates in the last few months introducing new bugs.
Again, it shows that this isn't an update coming directly from Google, it is at least in some part developed and tweaked by OEMs.
They also introduced their own battery optimisation software a few months ago, which massively changed how the phone handled multitasking and background applications effectively, it killed them all. And then this news that they're sending unencrypted identifiable information to a third party?
These things shouldn't be possible if Android One did what it claimed. I avoid OEMs like Samsung because of all the bloat and junk that they add on top of Android, but Android One is clearly not a solution to that. I would still prefer it in theory in the alternatives, but I'll do more research next time - if a company doesn't have a proven track record, then Android One isn't going to solve that. One minor point - Nokia the company isn't involved in the Nokia Android phones.
HMD is just a small company that licenses the brand. Admittedly, a small company that was founded by ex-Nokia folk and based across the road from Nokia's HQ, but it's evidently not a company with Nokia's resources or much of their expertise. After installing the security updates, WiFi only works once after a reboot, the moment you disable it, you have to either sludge forward with modem speeds on 2.
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Only common thing with these "fixes" is the reboot; so far it is the only thing that will fix the WiFi but turn it off once and you're boned. Similar issues are noticeable with the WiFi AP: first try after boot works just fine, next one you have to try to force 2. After this, you are very likely in need of a reboot as the AP will no show up. After this breach of privacy and data security, along with the WiFi issues, I'm slowly starting to lean towards filing a complaint to either HMD or the local customer protection agency here. Worst of all, the support forum topics I've checked somewhat regularly on have no official replies from HMD or Nokia, only second-hand information from people who have been in touch with support.
This really stings. I purposefully chose a Nokia for exactly these reasons - Android One and European. Not sure whether it is public knowledge where they buy the SW from.
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Of course the Google part is known, but I assume the application reported here is not from Google. HMD is just license holding company with nothing but lots of managers as employees. All of their software development is outsourced to Finnish and foreign companies. I know some of those people in Finland who worked in these outsourcing companies, but they just worked on the more high level components like Android apps etc.
Not with bootloaders or OS images. The firmware for my 7 Plus is littered with packages named "com. ChrisSD 7 months ago.
You're right. My Android One Nokia 7. There's no docs on any of them as far as I can tell so you can only guess from the name what they do. I only did it as a test so I might have missed something.
Also I'm in the UK, if that makes a difference. I've got a Nokia 8 also bought in the UK with the Evenwell system apps as well, and I haven't noticed any unusual domains in my Pi-hole logs at home. I wonder if it's only specific country builds that display this behaviour?
In addition to this, your carrier can't distinguish legitimate traffic generated by you from malicious traffic generated by these applications. How can I check it? You have the problematic application: com. This was through a legit high-stret UK retailer so not grey-import or anything. I installed NoRoot Firewall as suggested in another comment here. So far NoRoot Firewall has not detected any activity from anything unusual running in the background either idle, screen-on, or charging. What was weird though was that if I open the Nokia camera app, it tries to talk to edge-star-shvlhr-facebook.
I believe this is due to the facebook live-broadcasting feature built into the Nokia camera app, although I have not got it logged in so not sure why it is phoning home just when I open the app. I'll keep running foir a few more days I cant use my usual VPN at the same time as NoRoot Firewall so dont want to run indefinitely and udpate if anything else happens. Very nice of the Chinese military to choose a. A phone with most of it components bought from China and in one of the many configurations just copied from the supplier's examples there was an URL which was supposed to be changed but didn't.
In other words - a non-story or at most a story about quality issues at the reborn Nokia. But luckily the URL pointed to China I don't really think this is because of racism; I mostly just think it is because we are idiots that prefer big hyperboles rather than simple explanations of non-issues. It's more than just that; the Android build comes littered with software from an unscrupulous source, even on phones that are supposed to be close to a clean version of Android.
Why do you assume they the presumely Chinese provider of the component are unscrupulous? To me it is obvious that it is Nokia that is sloppy and having quality issues.
Why do you assume it's simply laziness? Regardless, it's not good. Why is there a Chinese flag in the article and not a Finnish flag?
Because it gives more attention. The real story here is that the venerable brand of Nokia now is being used to sell sub-quality phones. Because the service and server in question are in China? Look I understand being skeptical of the narrative, but that's where the data was going. Nokia isn't being shielded in the article. Comments like this are a bannable offense on HN. Three ways actually: nationalistic flamewar, personal attack, and insinuation of astroturfing. Please don't do any of these here again. I agree with your assessment that this was likely unintentional, although it doesn't seem like they forgot to change the URL, but rather that the whole component should have been disabled.
My Chinese is unfortunately not good enough to easily find information on it. I don't speak Chinese. And you are right; it looks like something specific to China Telecom that should be completely removed. It is kind of ironic for me to think my perception of Android as same as Windows as major malware distributor despite it is based on Linux.
ibygazaw.gq Android is now fast becoming Windows XP of mobile. My Android phone came with a weather app preinstalled. The app cannot be uninstalled, is full of translation errors and some links redirect to Chinese websites. Who knows what data my phone constantly sends there? Adding to that the fact that I don't receive system updates anymore, I have absolutely no trust in my phone. My next phone will be an iPhone, for the lack of better alternative.
I don't have a previous experience so my reasoning was "well it's Samsung, at worst they'll have some shitty branded apps and some cruft". But I don't have an idea what these dozens of preinstalled apps running on my phone doing. Almost none of them can be uninstalled and only a handful can be disabled. It is kind of scary to use a banking app on this thing. Never felt this way on an iPhone.
I wanted to see the Android side after years of iPhone use, apparently it is still shit. This is exactly why I am back on iPhone. I have had enough of unremovable shitware. I also value the simplicity of getting basic things done such as Bluetooth pairing. Stuff seems easier. The only thing slightly worse on iPhone is google 2fa, because it needs to use the gmail app.