Enterprise Tech News: Google Releases Android 7.1 Developer Preview, VMware Cloud Partnership With AWS, Oracle Fixes 273 Security Flaws
21 Oct. 2016 Enterprise Tech News
This week’s tech news roundup features: Google rolling out Android 7.1 Developer Preview, AWS and VMware strikes a cloud partnership, and Oracle fixes 253 security flaws in Monster CPU.
Google’s Android 7.1 Developer Preview Is Now Available To Beta Testers
Google has launched the developer preview of Android 7.1 Nougat to those who enrolled in the Android Beta Program. The preview comes with an updated SDK and tools, documentation and samples, emulators and device system images for running the apps on supported devices.
It also introduces a set of new features such as application shortcuts and image keyboard support. The preview is a beta-quality release aimed at examining the device specific issues. Google plans to roll out another developer review in November and the final version in December. If you are using Nexus 5X, 6P or Pixel C, you will see the over-the-air update really soon. Also, Nexus 9, Nexus Player and Android One devices, along with the new Pixel phones will have the final release included.
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VMware’s New Cloud Offering To Run On AWS
Amazon Web Services (AWS) and VMware recently announced a strategic cloud partnership. The deal will bring in new possibilities that will help customers to use VMware’s datacenter management software on AWS.
With the VMware Cloud on AWS, customers can easily operate a seamless and consistent hybrid IT environment by using their existing VMware tools on AWS, and without having to buy custom hardware, rewrite their apps, or even modify their operating model.
With the aim of delivering great customer experience, the joint architecture service will be optimized to run on dedicated AWS infrastructure built purposely for this offering.
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Oracle Update Patches 253 Security Flaws
Oracle, the database giant, addressed a monster number of remotely exploitable flaws in MySQL, Java and Oracle Database this quarter. It fixed 253 security flaws in the October Critical Patch Update (CPU). The patch covered 76 Oracle products including the databases, operating systems, networking components, Java, application servers, and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.
“Due to the threat posed by a successful attack, Oracle strongly recommends that customers apply CPU fixes as soon as possible,” the company wrote in the advisory accompanying the CPU release.
The company fixed 12 vulnerabilities in its Oracle Database Server, 31 vulnerabilities in its MySQL database, 13 in Oracle Linux and virtualization products, 7 in Java SE, and 16 in Sun Systems suite that includes Sparc Enterprise and Solaris.
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