Ice Cream Sandwich Provides Android With Native Stylus Support

Google’s latest build Ice Cream Sandwich, Android 4.0 now has native stylus support enabling developers to easily take advantage of pressure recognition, hover tracking and nib-tilt, together with differentiation between stylus and finger use, as well as providing support for styluses with up to three buttons.

The discovery was made by Reddit who discovered the native Stylus support within the Android 4.0 highlights, and has been added by Google to enhance the sketching and drawing capabilities of Android 4.0 devices.

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Android Google Maps Update Brings NFC Support

Google has updated Google Maps ahead of the launch of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and the latest version of Google Maps now comes with support for NFC (Near Filed Communications).

According to the guys over at Phandroid, the update notes say that the only change in the latest version of Google Maps for Android was related to reduced app storage size for devices with different screen resolutions.

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Android Ice Cream Sandwich Ported To Nexus S 4G

Google has already announced that they will be releasing the Android Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Google Nexus S, and yesterday we heard that Google had released the Android Ice Cream Sandwich SDK.

According to the guys over at Android Central, one of the members of their forums, Beezy has already started work on porting Android Ice Cream Sandwich to the Nexus S 4G.

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Modern Warfare 3 Trailer Introduces ‘Strike Package’ Classes (video)

A fresh trailer has been released today revealing the ‘Strike Package’ Classes within the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 game. Strike Packages have been added and designed to reward different play styles and skill levels.

Breaking the player base down into three classes: Assault, which earns the standard set of offensive killstreaks; Support, which unlocks less offensive killstreaks (like UAVs and turrets), but doesn’t have their streak reset upon death; and Specialist, which earns no killstreaks, but unlocks additional Perks every two consecutive kills.

Watch the video after the jump to hear details about the new Strike Packages from the developers themselves.

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Major Gmail Update And User Interface Redesign Arriving Soon (video)

Google has been working hard lately revamping a number of its applications and services and soon Gmail will also be receiving a major update and new user interface redesign. The new Gmail interface is based on the Preview theme that is already available in Gmail. But new features will also be arriving with the update, including a new action bar that uses icons instead of the traditional text labels Google has used in the past.

Together with a flexible layout design that you can adapt to fit any window space that you desire. Watch a video after the jump running you through some of its new features.

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus To Hit The UK 17th November

We recently heard that the new Samsung Galaxy Nexus is expected to retail for around £515 when it goes on sale here in the UK, and that it would launch some time in November, and now it would appear it will be available in the UK from the 17th of November.

According to the guys over at Clove, Samsung has confirmed to them that the Galaxy Nexus will be available in the UK from the 17th of November, and the company has also said that they will start selling the device from that date.

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Nokia Sabre Windows Phone Prototype Leaked?

Next week at the 2011 Nokia World, which starts on the 25th of October and takes place in London, we will finally get our first look at Nokia’s new Windows Phone 7 smartphones.

Yesterday we saw some leaked photos of the new Nokia 800 and today we have another photo which is reported to be of the Nokia Sabre Windows Phone, and from the looks of the photo below it is a prototype version of the device.

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Capta Smartphone Tripod Mount (video)

If you have ever wanted to securely fix your smart phone to a tripod you will already know how awkward this can be. Well a new handy device has been developed and is now looking to make the jump from concept to manufacture over on the Kickstarter website.

The device is called Capta and it has been designed to enable you to easily and securely fixed any smartphone with a flat back to a camera tripod using a custom designed fitting and special suction pad. The suction pad is reusable and holds your smartphone securely in place when needed but allows you to easily remove your smartphone once you have finished. Watch the video after the jump to see the innovative mount in action.

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Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Teaser Page Goes Live

Yesterday we finally got some official confirmation from Asus on the second generation Eee Pad Transformer tablet, which will be called the Eee Pad Transformer Prime, and will feature NVIDIA’s new quad core Kal-El processor, the NVIDIA Tegra 2.

Asus also announced that the Eee Pad Transformer Prime will be officially unveiled on the 9th of November, and they have now put up a teaser page on their site, they also released a teaser video the other day which you can see here.

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Google Reader Update Lands Next Week, Bringing Google+ Integration

Next week Google is has announced that it will be rolling out a new revamp of its RSS Reader application which will bring with it closer Google+ integration. New features in the update will include a brand-new user interface design together with tools that will link Reader and Google+, allowing you to share your favourite feeds with your friends and followers in your Google+.

In the same vein many of the social features currently within Google’s Reader application will also be made available via Google+. So when they update lands sometime next week existing features like friending, following and shared link blogs currently within the Google Reader application will be removed.

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New MacBook Pro’s Launching Next Week?

We have been hearing rumors over the last few week that Apple have been getting ready to launch some new MacBook Pro’s, the guys over at 9 to 5 Mac recently discovered some new MacBook Pro part numbers, and now it could be possible that the new MacBook Pro’s may launch next week.

According to the report new new MacBook Pro’s will be priced exactly the same as the existing models, although we don’t as yet have any details on what new hardware may be inside the new MacBook Pro’s.

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Droid Bionic Dual Booting With CyanongenMod 7 (Video)

We have already seen CyanogenMod 7 running on the Droid Bionic, and now we have another video which shows the Droid Bionic dual booting into CyanogenMod 7, the hack was originally done of the Droid 3 and then the same method was used on the Droid Bionic.

The video below shows the Droid Bionic dual booting Android 2.3 Gingerbread with CyanogenMod 7, and it uses an original hack for the Droid 3 which was put together by developer hashcode.

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