Minecraft Pocket Edition Now Available For All Android 2.1+ Devices

20111007-164800.jpgIt’s finally here, fellow Minecrafters — the Pocket Edition optimized for Android devices that are not the Xperia Play, precisely all Android 2.1+ handsets. There is a demo available for those wondering if it’s worth the $6.99 to purchase it from the Android Market versus the much better and full-featured PC and Mac versions. Check it out at the source link. Via: Android Market

Samsung And Google Have Postponed The Galaxy Nexus Launch

WELL.

That was unexpected. The upcoming Galaxy Nexus launch planned next week will not be at CTIA fall after all. The event is currently being rescheduled, which is pretty much a bummer, if I do say so myself. What entices journalists and tech-savvy consumers so much about the Galaxy Nexus is that it will usher in the next iteration of Android, that being version 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich along with a tablet version of the OS which will unify both the tablet and smartphone experiences, along with top-notch specs like a 1280×720 screen with the latest camera specs and dual-core processors. Here’s Samsung’s statement on the matter:

“Samsung and Google decide to postpone the new product announcement at CTIA Fall. We agree that it is just not the right time to announce a new product. New date and venue will be shortly announced.”

Via: Stuff.tv

iPhone 4S Now Available For Pre-Orders, Unlocked Models Coming In November

The new iPhone 4S, available on Sprint, Verizon Wireless, and AT&T goes on pre-order today for $199 (16GB), $299 (32GB), and $399 (64GB). WHile these models make the iPhone 4S a “world phone”, keep in mind the new unlocked models that debut in November which are priced at $649, $749, or $849, for the 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB versions will only work on GSM carriers, not CDMA ones (the handset must be first activated on a CDMA carrier like Sprint or Verizon). Some of the main specs include an Apple 5 dual-core processor, a new 8 megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording, iOS 5, that wonderful 3.5-inch Retina display, and finally Siri, the new voice-controlled artificial intelligence system. Via: Apple Store

HTC Sensation XL Announced

This is quite a big one. The HTC Sensation XL (obviously extra large) is an HTC Sensation 4G that has Beats Audio built-in and comes with a pair of headphones, along with a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 16GB of internal storage, a 4.7-inch Super LCD display, HSPA+, an 8-megapixel camera with 1080pHD video recording, and then some. It only comes in white, as seen above, and will launch in Asia and in Europe, but no American launch is planned at the moment — at least we don’t know one is. PR after the break.

iOS 5 Gold Master Edition Is Out!

20111004-151615.jpgWith the announcement of new Apple products today comes the iOS 5 gold master, or GM, for short. The is essentially the 8th version of iOS 5 released to developers, and is the retail-ready model — in other words the “golden master”. The new version of iOS 5 launches publicly on October 12th, however developers get the download today (like me). The usual dev tools like Xcode and iTunes 10.5 will also have GM versions ready for iOS 5, all at Apple’s developer portal. The update is not available as an OTA however — in order to upgrade you’ll need to use iTunes one last time.

iPhone 4S: Dual-Core A5 CPU, 8MP Camera, Siri Voice Control, iOS 5 And More

It’s the new iPhone 4S. It contains a state-of-the-art dual-core Apple A5 processor with up to 7x increased graphics performance from the previous iPhone and 2x the processing speed. It also has HSPA+ speeds of up to 14.4MBps and increased battery life — 8 hours of talk time on 3G. The iPhone 4S also packs a new camera at 8 megapixels (with am amazing aperture of f2.4 and takes photos in 1.1 seconds, with each shot coming faster than the last) and a resolution of 3264×2448, including full HD 1080p video recording, all with better contrast, face detection, temporary noise reduction with video stabilization, and low-light photo-taking. The new iPhone 4S is also a world phone that comes in GSM with CDMA (no separate models, just one model) using a new antenna design the increases speeds and call quality, hopefully. As for appearances, everything remains the same, including a delightful Retina display and a glass exterior.

One major feature as part of the new iPhone 4S is called Siri. Holding down the home button allows you to activate Siri, where you can ask it questions, like what the weather is like. After the command is stated it will immediately launch to the app or action that you requested, or in the weather example, will actually speak to you, telling you that it looks rainy. Another amazing use of Siri is — just about anything. You can speak natural language to the iPhone 4S, like “wake me up at 6AM tomorrow” and it will set the clock as well as telling you it did so. Another amazing example of Siri in action at the “Let’s Talk iPhone” event is Siri reading you messages in the notification center for you.

Now onto the prices — 16GB: $199, 32GB for $299, or 64GB for $399 (in black or white) on a 2-year agreement with pre-orders beginning the 7th and release date of the 14th of October on AT&T, Verizon, or — wait for it — Sprint. As for countires that get the iPhone 4S on October 14th, they are: the U.S., Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Japan.

PR after the break.