Firefox 13 Released A Day Early, Has New Tab And Homescreen Design

In a rather smart move (to take advantage of the great news stream?), Mozilla has gone ahead and released Firefox 13 a day early. It features new tab and homescreen designs. The homescreen offers downloads, bookmarks, previous session, history, sync settings, and general app settings. Lastly, opening a new tab brings up a grid view of commonly-visited sites, just like Safari and Chrome have done for many, many years now. Download the new Firefox at the source links.

Via: Mozilla Firefox 13 (Windows or Mac)

Samsung Galaxy S III will be available on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular this month

It’s a breaking news development: the Samsung Galaxy S III will retain its massive 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD display on Verizon Wireless, U.S. Cellular, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint, all starting this month in terms of availability. As for software, S-Beam, S-Voice, Smart Stay and Android 4.0 (with TouchWiz) will be onboard, powered by Qualcomm’s 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4, and a 2GB of RAM across the board of carrier variants. Complete with Gorilla Glass 2.0 guarding the screen against your inevitable drops of the SGS III.

Via: Facebook (Samsung Mobile USA), AT&T Preview Page

Instapaper for Android released, thanks to the Tumblr guys

In a unusual response to Instapaper creator Marco Arment’s desire not to build an Android version of Instapaper because it’d take away his time from the iOS version, the guys at Tumblr were contracted with building the Android port for him. Priced just a hair below $3, Instapaper for Android sacrifices a few UI elements and features seen on the iOS version, but still gets the job done on any Android 2.2 and above device. Check it out on Google Play, at the source link. Via: Google Play

This Week On LaptopMemo: There Are Stuff Brewing For A Fortnight

With all of the news from this week seeming only like practice for the upcoming couple of weeks (featuring E3 and the Apple WWDC Keynote), it only could mean one thing: preppy news. Oh, and I won’t use that term again; it’s too cliché. Also, I attended AT&T’s Daybreak webisode press event, chatting it up with techies and playing around with gadgets — it was fun.

  1. Apple Event. June 11th. Stay tuned. 
  2. New Chrome OS products from Samsung. 
  3. Windows 8 Release Preview. What more to say?
  4. Skyrim’s Dawnguard DLC looks — epic. 
  5. 7 million Galaxy Notes sold; 50 million Galaxy S I and IIs sold, as well.
  6. Android 4.0 represents only 7.1% of Android. 
  7. An Assassin’s Creed game on PS Vita is coming. 

Nintendo Wii U Gamepad Finalized At E3

Since last year’s E3, Nintendo has had the time to test and refine the Wii U Gamepad. Now, the gamepad has been finalized, with an NFC reader and writer, motion and gyroscope sensors, and will serve as a fully-independent infrared TV remote. Interestingly, the design is also wider than before, which was already quite wide.

As for the thumbsliders: now replaced by analog thumbsticks. It will be available in white and black. Also, a hardcore controller called the Wii U Pro Controller will resemble both the Xbox 360 and PS3 controllers, for a more traditional design and feel. Via: Nintendo