News: Reads from WWW
Thursday, 8 Dec 2011
According to a Financial Times report, Nokia is planning to sell its luxury subsidiary, Vertu. The Finnish handset maker has also appointed Goldman Sachs to oversee the sale process.
Following the recent revelation of the details of the Ivy Bridge desktop processors, another leak has ensued. The product details of the mobile versions of the Ivy Bridge CPU have emerged.
Taiwanese PC manufacturer Acer has recently indicated that it will be banking on Ultrabooks to return them into profitability. As part of the same move, Acer has also signaled that they will stop focusing on "cheap and unprofitable" products in a blind race for market share.
The Facebook app for Android gets a big update, similar to its iOS cousin. Changes include fasting loading of photos and albums, and a left-hand menu with commonly used links.
Android devices and the iPhone are quite similarly matched in terms of hardware, but when it comes to applications, there are still some ways to go before parity is achieved. Instagram is bringing us one step closer to equilibrium by starting work on an Android version.
Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011
Microsoft has given the community a taste of what the Windows Store will be like with a little preview at a recent event in San Francisco. According to them, equal thought has been given to how users and developers will access the platform.
iOS has recently seen a massive update to their Facebook apps, and it seems that Facebook for Android is next in line.
Taiwanese memory module manufacturer, Adata Technology has reported that rising demand for tablets, and an influx of short lead-time orders from the Ultrabook sector, led to SSD sales staying at high levels. Hopefully, the strong demand reported will lead to lower SSD prices.
To celebrate Android Market's latest milestone of 10 billion total app downloads, 10 premium apps on the Android Market are now priced at 10 cents, for the next 10 days.
Samsung has ordered Kogan to cease airing commercials which highlights the Australian firm's deployment of Samsung LCD panels used by Kogan's HDTVs.