Thursday, 23 May 2013

In Other News: 23/05/2013.

  • HTC have explained why there's no MicroSD card support in the 'normal' versions of the HTC One but there is in the Chinese version. It's all down to those pesky LTE radios which take up the extra space. Seeing as they don't need as many radios in the Chinese version there's the room in the chassis for the SD Card slot, so it's all quite logical really!
    Via TechRadar.
  • BB10.2 is being worked on at the moment and Blackberry's Michael Clewley, has revealed that the update will add support for unicode emojis, multiple alarms and level 1 notifications for emails. The SDK will be out in June and it will land on devices later in the year!
    Crackberry Via Engadget.
  • Mediatek's General Manager confirmed to ITProportal that the company will release a 'global LTE offering' later this year. Hold your hats guys budget devices are going to be seeing a lot more LTE!
  • Infinity Ward have confirmed that Call of Duty Ghosts will be coming to both the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 3! Yay for the current generation support!
    Via Slashgear
  • Twitter have started rolling out two-step verification to stop those hacks which we've been hearing so much about lately! If you're in the UK you can make use of the service assuming you have a phone on all major networks except for EE and T-Mobile, but you're good if you're on Orange! Full details on how to set it up are on Twitter's blog here!
    Via Slashgear.
  • Sky and Virgin Media have inked a £49 million deal which will see the latter help the former with its network infrastructure over the coming 5 years!
    Via TheNextWeb.
  • HP have raised their earnings outlook for the year after positive results which have been credited to the new input of CEO Meg Whitman. When she took over she promised more quality products and you can check out some of her results in consumer devices here, here and here!
    Via Reuters.
  • Google Play magazines has been updated with a lovely new UI!
    Via Android Central.
And finally, Pheonix Devices have officially successfully funded their Kickstarter campaign to get Android apps on the WebOS powered HP Touchpad! The guys raised a total of $45,533 which was about $10,000 more than they wanted originally! The best way to announce the news is the way Pheonix did on Twitter! Full details on their plans can be found on KickStarter here.


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