Android gets feature that allows third-party to brick phone with over-the-air update

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Android’s source reveals Google is adding a feature to its mobile operating system that makes it possible for a third-party to brick a device with an over-the-air update.

            Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/android-get-feature-brick-phone-air-update-78852/](http://www.myce.com/news/android-get-feature-brick-phone-air-update-78852/)

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#2

So, the million dollar question is: will manufacturers use this new feature to wipe its customers’ phones against their will?