Notch’s recent tweet speaks simply: “4milyay”. Mojang AB has sold 4 million copies of Minecraft with 16 million users that play the free version to back it. And with the official launch set in stone for November 18th at Minecon, that number is set to rise. Via: @Notch, Minecraft
HTC has finally come out with the official list of HTC Android smartphones that will have the capability to support Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as part of an over-the-air (OTA) upgrade from their respective carriers. The devices are: the EVO 3D, EVO Design 4G, Amaze 4G, Rezound, Vivid, and the full set of Sensation series smartphones — Sensation 4G, Sensation XE, and Sensation XL. The upgrades will come in “early” 2012, and that the aforementioned handsets are just but a few that HTC will provide ICS upgrades to, so owners of different devices don’t have to make HTC’s actions look sullied yet, I suppose. Via: HTC (Facebook)
This is the Galaxy S II, a favorite Android device among many. And still, despite the Galaxy Nexus soon to appear on shelves it will remain a top-notch handset. It has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 1080pHD video camera with 8 megapixel shots, a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus 800×480 screen, 14.4MBps HSPA+, NFC (not enabled yet), and a 3.7 volt battery. This is my favorite Android device on the market using Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread, and it’s still going to be a contender when updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. So now, onward with the review. Read More →
For some reason, AT&T has decided to temporarily drop the price points of both the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and HTC Vivid, and offer them for $149.99 and $99, respectively.This also means that the SGSII with 4G LTE is $50 cheaper than the one without. It’s a shocking move. Check out both handsets at the source links. Via: HTC Vivid, SGS II Skyrocket
For those of you who pre-ordered the awesome Battlefield 3 (like me), it will be free. For those who didn’t — well, you’ll pay $14.99 for these four DLC maps (with new vehicles, weapons and more). However, a gameplay trailer is above for all to see! Enjoy. Via: Official Battlefield Blog
Once again — another day, another iOS 5 beta. It’s all very relative. It’s available at the Apple Developer site for manual iTunes installation or via over-the-air (OTA) for those devs that already have the first beta. Check it out if you can. The update brings fixes to battery life issues affecting many iPhone 4S owners, including bug fixes.
Something new from Verizon Wireless: It’s the HTC Rezound, which has a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 4G LTE connectivity, Beats Audio headphones and software enhancements, a 1280×720 resolution screen, front-facing camera, and finally an 8 megapixel camera with low-light capability, LED, and 1080p HD video recording. It also contains 16GB of internal memory, GPS/AGPS, a 1,620 mAh battery and support for Bluetooth 3.0. Interestingly, although it contains Android 2.3 Gingerbread at launch Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will be available in “early” 2012. All of the aforementioned can be in the palm of your hand November 14th for $299.99 on a two-year contract. Full PR after the break. Read More →
It’s come to the realization of Apple that iOS 5 has had some battery-draining issues in all of the iDevices (I myself can vouch for this in my iPad 2). So, they have seeded iOS 5.0.1 ti developers, and soon within a few weeks will make it available as the first iOS OTA update for the public. It also fixes bugs in the software and even in iCloud. And to draw this story to a close: it’s good to know Apple is still on top of things. Via: Giz
If the HP Slate 500 was proof that a Windows 7 tablet won’t work, then it’s the Slate 2 that will show you HP is dedicated to keeping the Slate series alive. It’s the same 8.9-inch tablet seen last year, except with Swype, a price tag of $699 with stylus, a refreshed CPU (that being Intel’s Atom Z670), and a 32GB SSD. The rest of the specs for this Windows 7 tablet are a 1024 x 600-resolution for the 8.9-inch N-Trig panel touchscreen and a TPM chip for added security, making it very enterprise-friendly. It goes on sale worldwide later this month. Via: HP (Finland)
So it launched. Then was pulled. You see, this is the first official Gmail app released for iOS. I aims to be beautiful, functional, and well — Googley. In every fact of the matter, it’s one of the better looking email apps out there, right into the space of the iPad Mail app which is built-in the new iOS 5. But due to the following blockquote, it had to be pulled, temporarily:
Update: 11/2/11: Earlier today we launched a new Gmail app for iOS. Unfortunately, it contained a bug which broke notifications and caused users to see an error message when first opening the app. We’ve removed the app while we correct the problem, and we’re working to bring you a new version soon. Everyone who’s already installed the app can continue to use it.
And so, once again we wait for the Gmail app for iOS. But don’t worry, because this time it will be awesome.