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Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012

Follow Up to Kindle Fire May Come in 10-inch Form Factor

Follow Up to Kindle Fire May Come in 10-inch Form Factor

According to a report from Reuters based on information from an executive at Staples, Amazon might be releasing a 10-inch version of the Kindle Fire during their next launch.

Monday, 23 Jul 2012

The Windows 8 App Store Advantage

The Windows 8 App Store Advantage

Microsoft announced some of its app store pricing details, meant to give developers incentives to get started on the Windows 8 environment.

Google Acquires Sparrow, Seeks to Beautify Gmail

Google Acquires Sparrow, Seeks to Beautify Gmail

Over the weekend, Google announced that they have acquired Sparrow, makers of the popular desktop Gmail app, for under US$25 million.

Dell's Sputnik Gets the Green Light

Dell's Sputnik Gets the Green Light

Dell's aim to produce an ultrabook targeted at software developers for the Linux operating system Ubuntu, has been given the green light. The idea was under consideration since May 2012.

HTC Desire HD Will Not Receive Android 4.0 Update

HTC Desire HD Will Not Receive Android 4.0 Update

The HTC Desire HD will not be upgraded to Android 4.0 after the company conducted extensive testing and determined that the upgrade would not give customers the best user experience.

Google Rolls Out Android 4.1 OTA Update for Nexus S

Google Rolls Out Android 4.1 OTA Update for Nexus S

Google officially announced the availability of Android 4.1 OTA update for the Nexus S.

Sunday, 22 Jul 2012

ASUS PadFone and Transformer Pad Tablets Getting Android 4.1 Update

ASUS PadFone and Transformer Pad Tablets Getting Android 4.1 Update

ASUS issued a statement that the Android 4.1 update will be available for the Transformer Pad Prime, Transformer Pad TF300 and Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 "in the coming months". A local ASUS spokesperson confirmed with us that the PadFone will also be receiving the Jelly Bean update.

Friday, 20 Jul 2012

Micron Announces 45nm Phase-Change Memory for Mobile Devices

Micron Announces 45nm Phase-Change Memory for Mobile Devices

Micron has announced the high-volume availability of its 45-nanometer (nm) phase-change memory PCM for feature phones. The company said that it has plans to offer its PCM solutions to smartphones and tablet manufacturers. Read on for more details about this flash-alternative memory technology.

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Coming to HTC One X/XL and S

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Coming to HTC One X/XL and S

HTC has confirmed that they will be upgrading the HTC One X, HTC One XL and HTC One S to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Google Reports 21 Percent Increase in Revenue

Google Reports 21 Percent Increase in Revenue

Google has made a few moves recently, most noticeably its acquisition of Motorola and release of the Nexus 7 tablet. While Motorola has reported an operating loss, Google's overall business, which comprises mainly of online ads, has increased its revenue by 21 percent.

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