Today Microsoft stepped on stage and released its Windows 8 and Windows RT to the tech world in what was largely conceived as the biggest Windows release ever. Availability starts today and active Windows 7 customers can upgrade starting from $39.99.
Microsoft talked OS features, integration along a wide variety of devices, the services that are launching alongside the OS and demoed all of them. Read more »
Well this happened quickly, right. That is if a year is quick for your taste. But it has happened – LG have released the ICS source code for the world’s first dual-core smartphone – the Optimus 2X.
The source code concerns the LG Optimus 2X SU660, which is the Korean version of the handset, meaning it will take some tinkering from knowledgeable hackers if the international variant of the Optimus 2X is to receive some ICS joy via various ROMs. Read more »
Remember the Multi-Window feature that debuted on the Galaxy Note II? As it turns out the Galaxy S III owners might get a chance to join the multitasking action with the upcoming Android 4.1.2 update.
According to SamMobile, the update is coming in December and in addition to the Multi-Window functionality will also bring bug fixes and stability improvements. Read more »
Over at the Apple event in California Theatre in San Jose Tim Cook announced the number of devices that are currently running on the latest iOS 6.
The magic number is 200 million, which is quite impressive. Read more »
Dropbox pushed a much needed update to their iOS app on Apple’s Appstore. The new version not only makes full use of the iPhone 5 taller screen, but also has done away with the previous photo size limitation when printing pics or saving them to the Camera Roll from the app.
The new update bring the application version to 1.5.6. Read more »
LG is very proud of the work it has done with the Optimus G. The quad-core powerhouse, as it was earlier confirmed will even be the base for the next Nexus device from Google.
What that device won’t have, however, is LG’s multitasking feature dubbed QSlide. To emphasize the importance of that QSlide, LG has shared the story of its creation in an interesting video. Read more »
Google seems to be on a roll with its app updates, and the latest one to receive new features is the Play Store. The official repository app now features wishlists and supports removing apps from My Apps list.
Wishlists are a powerful addition to the Play Store and you can easily add items to yours via the Bookmark icons on the individual apps’ screens. Read more »
A bunch of Motorola’s latest droids got rooted thanks to the xda-developers user djrbliss.
The devices which have the newly found exploit (called MotorFail2go) are DROID RAZR M, Atrix HD, Photon Q, RAZR HD and the x86-based RAZR i. Read more »
Google has released the stock Jelly Bean Calendar application on the Play Store that can now be installed by anyone with a device running Android 4.0.3 and above.
This is great for someone who has an Android device with a custom calendar application, such as the ones Samsung and HTC like to install on their devices, but want to use the stock Calendar app that you find on Nexus devices. Read more »
Echofon is a popular Twitter client that first started life as a Firefox extension but later was made into an iOS, OS X and Windows app. Now, an Android version of the application is being developed as well and to give you a taste on how things are going, the developers have released an alpha version of the app.
The first thing you’ll notice is that on Android, Echofon uses the new Holo theme, which makes it look right at home. Read more »
The CyanogenMod 10 M-Series is a stable version of the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean-based AOSP ROM, which is supposed to be good enough to server as a daily driver.
The CM team has released M2 to the general public and it is available for download for a bunch of popular smartphones with support for even “on the way”. Read more »
Nokia City Lens is one of the “most well received new applications” from the Finnish company (they also used it to generate buzz for the WP8 Lumias before unveiling them). The Symbian and MeeGo users weren’t left out – they got to participate in the beta trials, which are now over.
There’s some bad news though – City Lens is becoming Lumia-exclusive. Read more »
Google has pushed out a new update for their Google+ app on iOS and Android. One of the key new features in the iOS version is support for the iPhone 5 and iOS 6. Another new feature is Google+ page owners now being able to view, post and comment from the mobile app.
Lastly, you can also edit your posts, save photos to camera roll and search for people and posts on the iPad. Read more »
GoPro has released an app for the iPhone (3GS, 4, 4S and 5), iPad (1, 2 and 3) and iPod Touch that lets you “Connect. View. Control.” an HD HERO2 remotely.
The app is free but you’ll need to get a $99.99 Wi-Fi BacPac add-on accessory for your GoPro camera in order to use it and it isn’t compatible with the older HD HERO model. Read more »
Hot on the heels of the desktop Opera 12.1 beta browser comes the Opera Mobile for Android 12.1 (and this one isn’t beta). Just like its PC counterpart, Opera Mobile 12.1 brings support for SPDY plus some extra features.
SPDY is a networking protocol proposed by Google that is similar to HTTP but faster (with special attention paid to mobile internet) and is already supported by Android’s native browser, Chrome and Firefox for Android, so you can expect to see increasing support on the server side. Read more »