Twitter Will Allow Users To Download All Old Tweets By Year’s End

In a flipside from all the tweaks, removals, and additions to Twitter in the past couple of week, a primary source will allow you to download all of your past tweets, says Twitter CEO Dick Costolo; his statements available at the source link. And that settles a long-time issue for Twitter users who want a more tangible way of preserving tweets, besides starring them or using third-party solutions. that.

Via: FirstPost

Galaxy Nexus For Verizon Finally Receives Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Update

It finally is here: Android 4.1 on the Galaxy Nexus. Instructions and support for receiving the update is available at the source link, (like how the update will be rolled out via WiFi only, initially) but other than that, expect new features like Google Now, Project Butter (a super smooth software experience), and tons of tweaks and fixes, all on Google’s flagship Android phone.

Via: VZW 

See The iPhone 5 Taken Apart, Piece By Piece

Not much to display here. Oh you know, just the usual iFixit guys taking apart a brand news iPhone 5. They also are verifying the parts Apple said they used, as well as just posting the amazing guts of Apples latest successful device (2 million pre-orders in 24 hours is already successful, if you ask your editor). The wizards at iFixit also noted that because the iPhone 5 opens front-to-back, replacing a crack screen is going to be (a lot) easier, which is a good thing.

Via: iFixit

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean May Dive Into The HTC One X In October

Let me keep this short, simple, and to-the-point. It is not confirmed, but a release date (or month) for the HTC One X (on AT&T as a 4G LTE dual-core smartphone in the United States) is due for an upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Is this promising news? Yes and no; it only applies to non-carrier branded One Xs, usually international, which rules out the AT&T model to a path of decadence, sadly. However, it does pave the way: the update would technically be ready, all AT&T would have to do for weeks on end is test it, per the usual quality rounds they (and other U.S. carriers) put Android operating system updates through.

Via: Pocket-Lint

Samsung’s Galaxy Note II Launching On All Major U.S. Carriers By November

Samsung’s Galaxy Note II, due with a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 4G LTE networking, is going to be made a possibility by mid-November on  AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon Wireless. Included is the famous and large 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with redesigned S-Pen, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean pre-loaded from the start. And as usual, Samsung Public Relations allows the carriers to manage the rest of the information after the basics, so reporting becomes somewhat vague.

As for the expected price points? Anywhere between $249 and $299 seems quite reasonable considering the previous Galaxy Note went through similar pricing tiers, but one thing is for certain: Samsung wants a winning device on all four carriers again, and they don’t mind introducing the consumers to quad-core mobile processing power in a larger form factor.

Don’t Forget The HTC 8S, The 8X’s (Meager) Windows Phone 8 Sibling

It may be smaller than the 8S, but the HTC 8S is designed to pack a punch. Helped out by a (very meager) 4-inch, 800×400 Super LCD, a 1GHz Snapdragon S4 CPU, 512 megabytes of RAM, lack of LTE, a the 5-megapixel camera (with no front camera) and made of polycarbonate (perhaps one of the highest-end specs on the 8S). Colors available include blue, red, black, and white.

Much like HTC Public Relations had announced to the press earlier this morning, the 8S and 8X do not have official pricing or release dates, but did mention that their newest Windows Phone 8 offerings will be available on T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon later this year.

Via: HTC

HTC Announces The 8X To Help Bolster Up Windows Phone 8

This, is the HTC 8X. Really colorful, right? The 8X will come in blue, red, green, (a tech journalist spotted orange), and of course — black.

All models of the HTC 8X come with a 4.3-inch super LCD 2 display, a kick-butt 1.5 GHz, dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, Beats Audio, and both the 2 megapixel front and 8 megapixel rear facing cameras will capture 1080p video, all on Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 8 operating system. To back all of that up, HTC included LTE, a gig (1GB) of RAM, NFC, (only) 16GB of storage, and a 1,800mAh battery.

As for availability? No exact date, but AT&T did mention they will carry the 8X as a 4G LTE head-of-class smartphone “in the coming months”.

Via: AT&T