Tuesday 16 April 2013

In Other News: 16/04/2013.

  • Rumours of a Lumia smartphone with that 41MP PureView camera just won't go away! This time the guys from MyNokiaBlog are reporting that the devic could arrive relatively soon and it could be an AT&T exclusive initially. Rumour has it that Nokia is currently testing two configurations of the phone; one with a dual-core and the other being a quad-core  Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. According to the rumour the latter of those two options struggles with batter life, something which will be vital if you want the rumoured 1280 x 768p AMOLED display, LTE connectivity and the FM Transmitter to last all day on the 2,000 mAh battery!
    Via UnwiredView.
  • There's an unreferenced report floating around the internet that Sony has sold 4.6million Xperia Z's in the last 40 days. Take this with a pinch of salt, because there's nothing official here at all, but we will find out precisely how well the device has sold on May the 9th when Sony gives us a new update!
    Via XperiaBlog.
  • OFCOM are reportedly calling for industry input on 5G mobile plans already because of fears of a data crunch in a few years time!
    Via PCPro.
  • Microsoft's Outlook app for Android has been updated with a new look and feel. The update makes it resemble Windows Phone much more closely, but the app still works totally fine and you can get it here!
    Via Eurodroid.
  • PhoneArena have got their some benchmarks which supposedly confirm the specs for Acer's supposed iPad Mini competitor! There's meant to be a 1.2GHz quad core MediaTek MT8125 processor, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable internal storage, a 7.9-inch IPS 1024 x 768 pixel screen, a 0.3 mega-pixel front and a 5 mega-pixel rear camera, HDMI out and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean!
  • Symantec have published their latest findings which reveal that iOS is more vulnerable to malware than Android, but because more people use Android it is being targeted much more regularly! Check out the hugely detailed report over at TechCrunch here!
  • OFCOM are looking into standardising the cost of calls from mobiles to 0800 and 0845 numbers, any changes will be enacted by 2015!
    Via Coolsmartphone
  • If you have a Galaxy S2 or S3, £150 and you love playing games on your phone then this might be just the thing for you! The PhonePadPlus is a 10.1" dock with a 1024 x 600p display which they hope will be great for gaming! You can find full details here!
    Via Phandroid.
  • Microsoft are being rumoured to be bringing back the Home button and using boot to desktop in Windows 8.1!
    Via Engadget.
  • Engadget scored an interview with Xiaomi CEO, Bin Lin, who said that he wants to ship 15 million smartphones this year and he wants his company to have a push into markets outside of Asia! Check out the full interview here!
And finally, the companies of Silicon Valley have been told to immediately start saving some power because California's power grid has had one of their transmission substations damaged!
Via Reuters.


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