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.
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.
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.
It looks like HTC has a new 4G LTE smartphone in the works, which is headed to Verizon Wireless in the US, the HTC Fireball, although we don’t have any actual details about the device.
According to Droid Life, the reference to the HTC Fireball has appeared in Verizon’s inventory systems, and it looks like it was added to their system recently.
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.
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.
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).
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.
The PS Vita is in the hands of gamer geeks all around Japan. It won’t hit the US until early next year though. Kotaku Japan has found something interesting when comparing the digital download versions of some games with the retail version.
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.
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.
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.