Samsung Galaxy S II And Galaxy Note Getting Android 4.0 ICS In Early 2012

Samsung recently announced that it would be updating a number of its Android smartphones to the latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich next year, and now we have more details on when the update will arrive on certain devices.

Samsung has announced that the Samsung Galaxy S II and the Samsung Galaxy Note will get the Android 4.0 update in the first quarter of 2012, which would mean by March at the latest.

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Amazon Kindle Fire 6.2.1 Update Arrives

Amazon has rolled out a new update to its Kindle Fire tablet today with the launch of update 6.2.1, which brings both good and bad to Kindle Fire users. On the good side users will now be able to remove books, apps or other content from the carousel of recently used items on the home screen, together with a password facility to stop Wifi access.

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Firefox 9 Launches Early Bringing Faster Browsing And Mac OS X Lion Support

Mozilla has today launched the next version of their Internet browser, Firefox 9. Todays unofficial launch comes one day ahead of the official launch tomorrow, following on from the beta version that was released back on November 11th 2011.

The new Firefox 9 browser brings with it a number of new enhancements and performance tweaks, and extra speed whilst browsing. With improved JavaScript execution speed of around 20 to 30%.

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Apple Wins Patent Case Against HTC

Apple has won a patent case against HTC, which could see some of HTC’s Android smartphones banned in the US, although HTC has until next April to find a work around for the patent.

The ITC has just ruled in Apple’s favor regarding a patent relating to ‘data tapping’, although HTC have already said that they have a work around, which they will obviously implement before the ban comes into force.

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Google Lets It Snow For Christmas

Depending on where you live you may or may not get any snow this Christmas, where I live all we have at the moment is rain, it looks like Google has decided that we should have snow everywhere and they have added a fun Easter egg to their search engine.

If you type ‘Let it Snow’ into Google you will end up for the search results for ‘Let it Snow’, and after a few seconds it will actually start to snow on the Google page you have landed on, have a look at the photo below.

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Toshiba Dynabook Windows 7 Tablet Announced

Toshiba has announced a new Windows 7 based tablet, the Toshiba Dynabook WT301/D which will go on sale in Japan in January and is designed for enterprise users.

The Toshiba Dynabook WT301/D features a 10.1 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, processing is provided by an Intel Atom processor, and it also features 2GB of RAM and a 64GB Solid State Drive (SSD).

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Nokia Lumia 800 To Get Battery Fix Update Early Next Year

Nokia recently announced that they would be releasing a couple of updates for the Lumia 800, one of those updates was recently released and now Nokia has confirmed that the second update will be released in early 2012.

The second update for the Lumia 800 is expected to fix the battery issues that a number of users have reported, and Nokia has also released a battery test tool to see if your device is suffering from the problem.

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First iPhone Bluetooth 4.0 App – Find My Car Smart

When I was a kid, my mom was always parking and not remembering where the car was. She would use a piece of paper and out the rows from the door and the spots between the car and the front just to find where we were parked. Today you don’t have to do that sort of thing thanks to cool apps like find my Car Smart.

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TRON Inspired PS3 And Xbox Controllers Unveiled By PDP

Any TRON fan PS3 or Xbox 360 gamers in the market for a new controller, might be interested in the new range of controllers unveiled by PDP this week. The TRON designed controllers have been inspired after Gem, a Siren program from the TRON films. They feature a pearl colour finish with mist grey handles and crystal white glowing up-accents.

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PS Vita Store Demonstrated Via PS3

A demonstration of the new PS Vita Store has been uploaded to YouTube that unveils to those who don’t already have access to the facility a run through of what you can expect when the PS Vita arrives in your country.

The demo has been created by YouTube user dodgykebaab, and shows 15 minutes going through the Japanese PlayStation Network’s PS Vita Store. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.

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