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Even though Google has slowed Android’s updates, it seems as if the successor to Android 4.0 will be called Jelly Bean (which was practically confirmed at MWC 2012 in Barcelona) and now a tipster has told The Verge (the same source that tipped “Jelly Bean”) that Android 6.0 could be called “Key Lime Pie”, or KLP for short, with an expected 2013 release. Interesting stuff, no doubt.
Via: The Verge
This week on LaptopMemo is pretty action-packed. Most of the news can be heard on the latest TechMemo podcast, but it mostly had to do with Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona, the Windows 8 Consumer Preview being available for download (writing this post on Windows 8 using a main rig), and the iPad 3 will be announced this coming week. Also is an epic camera from Canon. And Microsoft Flight coming out for free. And last but not, least Minecraft 1.2 was released by the happy geeks at Mojang AB.
Yup. That was an epic week.
Oh, and Assassin’s Creed III. That is all.
This is monumental for flight simulator fans, specifically for Microsoft’s franchise. Microsoft Flight is now available for Windows PCs, for free. Keep in mind that this gets you the base planes and maps, but after that, only a few DLC purchases will get you one of the most visually impressive flight sims in recent memory, as far as initial impressions go. Get it!
Via: Microsoft Flight
Price as Reviewed: $399.99 on 2-year agreement with T-Mobile
This is nothing different from the other two Galaxy Tab 10.1 devices I’ve reviewed; the WiFi model was fantastic and the Verizon 4G LTE version even more so. The sole difference about this Galaxy Tab 10.1 is that it has a rather large, conspicuous T-Mobile logo at the top right, with an even more apparent Samsung logo slapped to the bottom, making it much less of a clean slate and instead an explosion of brands on what previously was a clear and crisp black slate. Performance of the NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core 1GHz processor remains the same on Android 3.2 Honeycomb with Samsung’s Touchwiz enhancements — that is, smooth and fluid, unless there are many widgets active and a live wallpaper. Battery life also remains very acceptable, at 8-10 hours of usage with the 4G HSPA+ radio turned on, which brings down average speeds of 1-10MBps.
The only downfall I really see here on the Tab 10.1 with T-Mobile is the insane amount of carrier apps and add-ons. Verizon didn’t do it, and neither did Samsung on their WiFi model, but for some odd reason T-Mobile had to be “first”. Otherwise, this Tab 10.1 passes, but just by a notch.
Very, very impressive, Apple and Co. The App Store has proven time and time again to be the best mobile app store on the planet, and even the best app store, period. Not too long ago, it hit its 25 billionth download, and the person that made the milestone happen will receive a $10,000 iTunes gift card. Cool, eh? Via: Apple
So this is both great news and slightly — fragmented. The YouTube for Android app has been updated so that devices on Android 3.0 Honeycomb and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich are not the only ones capable of streaming HD video. There is however, a catch: it depends on your device’s screen resolution and screen size, so that is something to take into account. Otherwise, for those ready and willing, the update is now available in the Android Market.