PopCap Games, the popular game developer and now an EA-owned company, has announced today that we’re in for a sequel of Plants Vs. Zombies, coming in late spring next year.
PvZ is one of the best known mobile games on Android and iOS (among others) and probably the most popular lane tower defense game ever. Its gameplay revolves around fending off hordes of hilariously quirky, awkward-dressed, zombies with a large selection of sharp-shooting plants. Read more »
Sony has unveiled a new line of Exmor sensors, the stacked CMOS dubbed RS, meant for use in cameraphones and slates.
Expected to arrive in October the Exmor RS will come in two 8 MP and one 13 MP flavors. Read more »
The next SimCity will come to Macs as well as PCs in February 2013.
This was revealed today by Electronic Arts at its Gamescom press event. Read more »
Google is on track to revamp its Search app on iOS and improve the voice search by adding Google Now-flavored recognition.
The update will be available soon with no further specifics provided as to when exactly. Read more »
The source code for the Korean Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has been released and is now available for download.
This means that developers can now start developing custom ROMs for the newly announced 10.1″ slate. Read more »
Dan Chung, a photojournalist on Guardian’s payroll has realized an interesting idea – capturing the all you can eat 2012 Summer Olympics action with a smartphone.
The device in question is an iPhone – a 4 and 4S. To aid him in making the results matter he uses the Snapseed photo editing app and occasionally some add-ons like binoculars and special lenses. Read more »
Google released a cloud-based version of their Google Wallet app, which lets you use any credit or debit card by either Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.
Google Wallet itself is still a very exclusive app that is available only on select devices, like the Galaxy Nexus smartphone and Nexus 7 tablet, the Galaxy S III, etc., and only in select countries. Read more »
Carphone Warehouse will be selling two limited edition Olympic-flavored versions of the Samsung Galaxy S III. The device will be available exclusively from CW starting August 1 and the price starts from 28 quid a month from Vodafone, Orange, O2, T-Mobile, Talk Mobile and Three.
The first edition is a marble white with a Team Great Britain logo on the back and the other other one is a pebble blue decorated with the British flag on the back. Read more »
The Sony Xperia go is here and is ready to get the GSMArena review treatment. The rugged droid will be eyed by many as it seems like one of the best smartphones you can take to the beach with you.
The Xperia go is descendant of the Xperia Active, a tough little droid, which we met (and loved) at the end of last year. The new smartphone fixes two of the main shortcomings of its predecessor by offering a larger 3.5″ LCD at the front and a beefier dual-core processor under the hood, so it’s certainly an interesting package. Read more »
Mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras are on the rise as of late but one key player was yet to make an appearance in that market. But that might be about to change as an image leak shows an unannounced Canon mirrorless digital camera, that goes by the name EOS M.
By the looks of it the EOS M features a new EF-M lens mount and comes with a wide and bright 22mm f/2 STM (Stepper Motor) pancake lens. Read more »
It’s been a busy week for CyanogenMod – to accompany the almost daily ports popping up for various devices, some users over at the xda-developers blog have achieved an unofficial CyanogenMod 10 port to the Motorola Atrix, DEFY, DEFY+ and the Tegra 3-only HTC Endeavor (One X).
While CM 10 does bring Jelly Bean to the aforementioned devices, it’s important to keep in mind that the software is still in its early stages of development and you will experience bugs, and there’s always the risk of bricking your device. Read more »
CyanogenMod 9 has entered the Release Candidate 2 stage, adding official support for the international Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy S II Skyrocket and Galaxy Note on AT&T, among others.
According to the CM team the final release of CM 9 is just around the corner making this RC2 release most likely the last pre-final one. Read more »
SwiftKey 3 is one of the popular third party keyboards available on Android and it has just received an update that adds Jelly Bean support, making it available on the updated Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus 7 tablet.
Only the phone app lists Jelly Bean support in the What’s New section, but the tablet version does say it offers bug fixes “including UI and Jelly Bean issues”. Read more »
It’s a good week for Galaxy devices. First, the Galaxy S II got Jelly Bean thanks to CM10, then it was the original Galaxy S and now the latest of the bunch – the international Galaxy S III.
You could take the early build of the Android 4.1-based CM10 for a spin, but keep in mind that some things may not work properly and others at all. Read more »
The LG Optimus LTE smartphones have reportedly crossed the 4 million sales mark globally.
The best performers among what turned out to be LG’s most successful lineup in a while are the Optimus LTE and LTE Tag, while the Krait-powered LTE2 has sold more than 400 thousand units in South Korea alone. Read more »