Tuesday 19 February 2013

In Other News: 19/02/2013.

  • Google are rumoured to be opening a number of retail stores ready for this year's holiday season. There has reportedly been a fair bit of internal debate as to whether Motorola should become the retail arm of Google or whether Google should go open up their own retail stores. The latter would seem to be the better choice, because Google can then offer everything from Android devices, right through to Google TVs, Chromebooks and potentially Google Glass at some point in the future!
    WSJ Via PhoneArena.
  • According to The Verge's sources and Eldar Murtazin the Samsung Galaxy S4 is set to be announced on the 14th of March!
    Via TheVerge.
  • With Sony's PS4 event scheduled for tomorrow there's been some mumblings that the new device will make use of Sony's recent purchaese of Gaikai for backward compatibility with PS3 games. Gaikai may also make it possible for PS3 titles to be playable on devices such as the PS Vita and Playstation certified smartphones and tablets!
    Via Slashgear.
  • Despite the hype surrounding the launch of EE's and the UK's first 4G network, the company had a rather disappointing Q4 2012. Only 201,000 people signed up to the network between October and December! This might have something to do with the still hugely expensive cost of EE's plans compared to every other network in the country! For example Three UK have said they'll update current customers to 4G without any extra charges, whereas EE charge a hefty premium for their 4G data. It seems like people are still voting with their wallet and opting not to upgrade just yet!
    Via Engadget.
  • HTC have had a little trouble in Germany with a new 3G patent infringement trial revealing that IPCom made an application for some of HTC's smartphone shipments to be seized by customs in Frankfurt airport. At the moment it is unclear whether these handsets have been embargoed or whether they're free for sale. HTC on their part have announced that there is no shortage of HTC devices in Germany and they don't foresee any problems!
    Via ITProportal.
  • Apple have release iOS 6.1.2, but we don't currently know if this is compatible with the jailbreaks or whether this patches the exploits! But, it does fix the issues with Exchange syncing!
    Via TheGadgetBook.


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