Monday 22 April 2013

In Other News: 22/04/2013.

  • Google's Eric Schmidt said that Google's Glass project is probably a 'year-ish' away from being ready for general release in an interview with BBC Radio 4!
    Via TheVerge.
  • Sony Mobile today tweeted that they are in the final stages of prep-ing updates for the list of device which you see in the tweet below!
  • Twitter have signed a deal with Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG) to bump up advertising on the social platform. As part of the deal Twitter will display ads from people like Procter & Gamble, Walmart, Microsoft and Coca-Cola, something which analysts believe could see Twitter's profits double!
    FT Via Twitter.
  • T-Mobile and LG have announced that a 350MB update will be arriving on your Optimus L9 OTA soon which brings an update to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. There's a few more details on T-Mobile's support page, but not too many!
    Via AndroidCentral.
  • Daft Punk have smashed Spotify's streaming records in both the UK and USA with the launch of their new song 'Get Lucky' which crushed previous streaming figures for the first 24 hours of a songs availability!
    Via Slashgear.
  • Tumblr have announced that they have rolled out mobile ads to their iOS and Android apps and you can see up to four ads per day from ABC Entertainment and ABC Family, GE, Pepsi and Warner Bros. You can read full details of the move on Tumblr's blog here!
    Via TheVerge.
  • Google had been fined 145,000 Euros for collecting data for Wifi hotspots in Germany and subsequently violating data protection laws. Apparently the largest fine available for this offence is 150,000 Euros but the judge wanted to fine them considerably higher for what is regarded as a serious violation.
    Via PhoneArena.
  • The update to Android's Play Store which has quite a redesign is currently rolling out to users and if you're particularly impatient you can get it at the source link below!
    Via AndroidPolice.
  • Samsung have released the source code for three variants of their Galaxy S4! Again you can find them at the source link embedded below!
    Via PhoneArena.
  • Digitimes is reporting that Intel is encouraging people to make All-In-One PCs with batteries built in! There's a lot more details too so check out Digitimes here for all the goodies!
  • There's a new one-click tool which lets you root your HTC One available on XDA Developers! If you're interested head to XDA here, but remember we can't be responsible if your lovely new phone becomes an expensive paperweight!
    Via PhoneArena.
And finally, if you were wondering if Gorilla Glass 3 on the Samsung Galaxy S4 would protect your phone well enough without a screen protector, then check out the video below! It's a little crazy, but this should be a good example of how it'll perform!
Via CNet.


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