Thursday 25 April 2013

In Other News: 25/04/2013.

  • Oppo's Weibo page share details of the new R809T a device which has a 4.7-inch 720p touchscreen, an 8 MP rear and 2 MP front camera arrangement, an unspecified quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, along with 1 GB of RAM and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean! The whole thing is a mere 6.93mm thick, but at the moment there's no word on pricing or availability, but we can probably expect this to stay inside China!
    Via UnwiredView.
  • TorrentFreak have spotted a patent filed by McAfee, the internet security firm, which says that they are working on a system to 'detect and prevent illegal consumption of content on the internet.' This is basically a blacklisting tool and we can see record companies paying a lot of money for companies to block websites with illegal files one. We'll keep an eye on this one!
    Via Bit-Tech.
  • Twitter for Mac has been updated for the first time in two years today! The update adds new languages, a host of  fixes, new photo sharing options and support for Retina displays amongst other things!
    Via Engadget.
  • Blackberry have confirmed that Skype will their upcoming Q10 smartphone from day one! For those of you with a Z10 there's a bit more of a wait while Blackberry work on a software update to make everything play nice!
    Via Reuters.
  • Sprint are rolling out updates to the Motorola Photon Q and the Samsung Galaxy S3. The Electron Q is getting Jelly Bean while the Galaxy S3 is getting multiview, just as T-Mobile are rolling out Android 4.1.1 to the HTC One S through a huge 675MB update!
    Via PhoneDog and AndroidPolice.
  • LG are rolling out Jelly Bean to the Optimus L7 and the 4XHD in the UK!

  • Draw Something 2 is now available for iOS! You can buy it for $2.99 or you can have the game for free if you're prepared to deal with ads!
    Via TheVerge
  • LG has promised a flexible display will be available by the end of the year on a mobile phone! Apparently this promise will be watched closely because yield on flexible displays are still said to be quite low!
    Via TheVerge.

And finally, a security hole has been found in the Viber app for Android which lets people bypass the lockscreen! Check it out in the video below, but don't worry too much because Viber have said that they're aware of the issue and that a fix is on the way!


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