Monday 18 March 2013

in Other News: 18/03/2013.

  • Motorola Droid 4 users on Verizon you can expect Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to be heading your way soon! Verizon has updated the support page to reflect the enhancements from the update which you can see here. Otherwise it's Jelly Bean as you would expect complete with Google Now and that Project Butter smoothness!
    Via AndroidCommunity.
  • ST-Ericsson lost their CEO the other day and now they have announced that the venture will not be going much further. Around 1,600 jobs will be lost and you can find a lot more details at the source link below!
    Via Engadget.
  • Sometimes it's good to follow the polls on other sites and PhoneArena's 'Do you care about viewing angles?' is a very good debate! So the guys found that 51% of respondents didn't care about the viewing angles on their phone, whereas only 48% said it was an indicator of superior technology and they want good angles. Where do you stand in that debate?
    Via PhoneArena.
  • EA's CEO John Riccitiello has stepped down citing his personal accountability as the reason for his company missing operational targets.
    Via Reuters.
  • Talking of EA, for those of you who have been affected by the shoddy SimCity launch you can have your choice of: Battlefield 3, Bejeweled 3, Dead Space 3, Mass Effect 3, Medal of Honor Warfighter, Need for Speed Most Wanted, Plants vs. Zombies, and SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition as part of EA's apology!
    Via TheVerge.
  • Digitimes is reporting that Asus will produce a new phone with a screen between  and 5.5" which will be powered by one of Intel's brand new dual-core chips! On top of that there's also rumours of a Nexus 7 refresh!
    Via AndroidCommunity.
  • Gmail for Android has been updated to include the 'archive' and 'reply' features direct from the notification bar! Head to the Play Store on device and demand that immediate update!
    Via AndroidCommunity.
And finally, have you got a Windows Phone 7.8 or 8 phone? Well you might be pleased to know that your phones are guaranteed for 18 months of updates, which is Microsoft's promise! Ironically though Windows Phone 8 started its life on December 14th 2012and so official support ends on August 7th 2014. Whereas Windows Phone 7.8 launched on February 9th 2013 and so ironically it will be supported longer, into September 2014.
Via Engadget.


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