The New iPad Has Launched In The United States

The latest, third-generation iPad. Same prices as the past generation (starting at $499 for a 16GB WiFi model), with double everything. More RAM. Quad-core GPU. New Apple A5x SoC. 2048×1536 Retina display. A much bigger battery. 4G LTE on Verizon and AT&T. It has it all, and it only weighs 1.4 pounds. Apple Stores will begin stocking it starting today, and so will most American tech retail stores. My meta review suggestion is that you grab one as quickly as you can; it’s amazing. Via: Apple

HTC lists 16 of its smartphones that will receive an Android 4.0 update

The renowned smartphone-maker from Taiwan, HTC, has made it official on Wednesday that 16 of its recent Android devices will see an Android 4.0 sometimes this year. Those devices are that will see an Android 4.0 update are: the DROID Incredible 2, Amaze 4G, Desire S, Desire HD, EVO 3D, EVO Design 4G, Incredible S, Sensation, Sensation XL, Sensation 4G, Sensation XE, Raider, Rezound, Rhyme, Thunderbolt and Vivid.

Out of all the smartphones in that list, only the Sensation and Sensation XE have seen some OTA downloads of Android 4.0 in the last few days; the Sensation 4G and Sensation XL are scheduled to follow afterwards. Additional updates will be “more widely available in the next few weeks.” Via: HTC

New RAM and clock speed confirmed for new iPad, launching 8AM this Friday

So, three good bits of additional news on the new iPad (or third-generation iPad, if you prefer accuracy). The first, being that the Apple A5 SoC (system-on-a-chip) is still clocked at 1GHz dual-core, like the iPad 2, but with more RAM: a whole 1GB, to be exact — this allows for a smoother and more responsive experience overall in iOS. Then comes the fact that the graphics performance is indeed improved because the A5X has quad-core graphics processors, and dual-core computational processors, as I mentioned before.

It really is a marvel, really — Apple never talks nerd-level specs like I do (and many other tech sites/bloggers/geeks/etc.), but when it comes to other manufacturers trying to replicate the efforts of Apple, even using similair hardware setups, the competition generally remains stagnant: the iPad can’t be beat. Yet.

Oh, and it launches nationwide (in the United States) at 8AM at all Apple Stores. Details here.


Firefox 11 up for shots: Chrome migration and more dev tools, included

So, this is the new Firefox 11. Since Mozilla to dedicated to a Google Chrome-esque release cycle (4-8 weeks, roughly), then it’s just about time for Firefox 11, which includes a new Chrome migration tool (!) which supports bookmarks, history, and cookies, as well as more dev tools. There’s also more fullscreen apps, less crashes than Firefox 10, and the dev tools include a Style Editor for your CSS tweaks, file storage in IndexedDB and SPDY protocol support for those quintessential speedier page loads. Check it out at the source link!

Via: Firefox