Wednesday 1 May 2013

In Other News: 01/05/2013.

  • Samsung has invited users to give the new Galaxy S4 online simulator a go, just in case you were unsure if it was the phone for you! You can't really flick around the operating system like you would a real phone, instead you choose a task to perform and you can carry out the actions with your mouse! Head over to Samsung's website for a play!
    Via CNet.
  • T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS have finalized their merger plans and the company which will be created plans to call themselves T-Mobile US! Current MetroPC customers are set to be migrated by 2015!
    Via TheVerge.
  • Sony have confirmed that 40 of their executives will not be receiving bonuses this year after the company's electronics are continues to find times hard! This won't affect the books much it's more a gesture to shareholders that Sony are working to get back into profitability!
    Via TheNextWeb.
  • HTC have confirmed that they will be shutting down their Watch service in Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden by May 31st. HTC explain that if you don't use it you lose it: "As we continue to deliver new content for HTC Watch, we've made the decision to focus our efforts on markets with the highest engagement. After May 31, we'll discontinue support for HTC Watch in countries with less application traffic."
    Via PhoneArena.
  • Amazon have updated their Kindle app for iOS with a host of new features for the blind and visually impaired. The big update is the read aloud option for 1.8 million Kindle Store titles through Apple's VoiceOver technology. The update also helps with search features and it adds notes, highlights, bookmarks, font size, background colour and brightness options too!
    Via Engadget.
  • Amazon have also updated their Lovefilm app for PS3! The update reportedly brings better search and recommendations, a new Watchlist feature. The big change is that PS3 users can now watch TV and movies in HD!
    Via Engadget.
  • LG have confirmed that the Optimus G Pro will be landing in the US on AT&T as an exclusive. The device will be available from May 10th for $200 with a 24 month contract!
    Via Engadget.
  • A benchmark has shown up which appears to suggest that a Nexus 4 with LTE and Android 4.3 is being tested! Hit up the source link below for details!
    Via PhoneArena.
  • Samsung has started producing 4GB DRAM chips for smartphones and tablets! You can find more details at the source link below!
    Via UnwiredView.
And finally, it seems that the Galaxy S4 has a cheeky little hardware easter egg tucked away in the temperature and humidity sensor on the phone! It's a pretty sweet place to put a Space Invader we will admit that! We don't recommend taking your phone apart to find it though!


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