A new Splinter Cell. Problem? I think not.
So! Microsoft, being as active as they are with both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 7 and up development is an invite to the press to head on over to San Francisco on June 20th. The event will be focused on the future of the platform (read: most likely Windows Phone “Apollo”), so hopefully it will be of much excitement.
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.
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.
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
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.