Microsoft Has Seeded The Finished Version Of Windows Phone 7 Mango

 Microsoft has made Windows Phone 7 Mango a finished product, according to the Windows Phone Dev Podcast and so has been seeded to developers and manufacturers for use until the August to September time frame for launch, in which case everyone would (and should) be ready with their apps by then. OEMs that will use the update on their current smartphones and upcoming devices include HTC, LG, Samsung, Dell, Acer, Fujitsu, ZTE Corporation and Nokia. Microsoft states that Windows phone 7 Mango will add 500 new features to the operating system, whether they be big or small. Via: WP Dev Podcast

Motorola ATRIX 4G Now Has Gingerbread And 1080p HD Playback

Two greats things added to the 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 Motorola Atrix 4G (really HSPA+) on AT&T. One, that Android 2.3.4 with the Motorola UI is available for install, however as a manual download and install, rather than an over-the-air-update (OTA). Second is that 1080p HD video playback is now enabled, so your YouTube vids just got better without any hardware changes. Other improvements pertain to the MotoBlur UI, including faster Webtop browsing. You can also allow non-Market apps to get installed on the Atrix 4G, like Amazon App Store.

All the extra info you’d need are at the source links.

Via: Motorola Atrix 4G Update, release notes

iOS 5 Beta 4 Is First-Ever OTA Download For iOS


Today marks a milestone for all of Apple’s iDevices: An OTA update over 120MB that adds iOS 5 beta 4 to all iOS devices that support it. Along with this update comes a new iTunes beta. Some users report problems with the OTA; however on my iPad 2 update was a quick and painless process.Changes iOS 5 beta 4 are not as important as iOS 5 beta 3 — just minor tweaks and security fixes. So what are you waiting for? Get the .ipsw file via OTA or install it the old-fashioned way through iTunes. Full changelog after the jump. Via: Apple

Now You Can Take Multiple Calls In Gmail, Which Is Great

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Making free phone calls in Gmail was cool enough, and got everyone all happy and flustered. But you couldn’t receive more than one call at once. Now you can, as a new feature that is rolling out to all Gmail users is making two calls at once or taking an extra call while you’re already in one. To switch between the two, all you have to do is hit the “Resume” button on the call that pops up and you’re good to go. Via: Official Gmail Blog

Ahem, So I Guess Lenovo Announced Some Honeycomb Tablets…

So, uh, what’s up Lenovo? Honeycomb tablets you say? Three of them launching later this year, eh? Alright, let’s take a look.

To start off, the Thinkpad Tablet is a business-oriented tablet which has a 10.1-inch 1280×800 IPS Gorilla Glass display, a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, runs Android 3.1 (Honeycomb), has a full-size SD card slot and a USB port, and can be bought with an optional digitizer pen. The 16GB and 32GB ThinkPad Tablets will be available on August 2nd for $479 and $589, respectively of course. The Ideapad Tablet K1 will be targeted at the regular consumer and is equipped with a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 resolution screen (non-IPS), HDMI-out, a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity, and a Netflix-sponsored app to boot. The 32GB IdeaPad Tablet P1 will be available on July 20th for $499.99; a 3G model is in the works, says Lenovo.

And last but not least (but the most lackluster of the bunch), the IdeaPad Tablet P1 runs Windows 7 and is powered by a 1.5GHz Intel processor. It will be available in the fourth quarter of this year. Not like anyone will care for a Windows 7 tablet, but whatever. PR after the break.

New Mac minis Join Mac OS X Lion, Have No Optical Drives

Boom. Just like that, the DVD drives in the Mac minis are gone. Each Mac mini now has updated Sandy Bridge technology, which in the $599 base mini now includes a 2.3GHz dual-core Sandy Bridge Core i5 processor with integrated Intel HD 3000 graphics (capable of HD viewing and light video editing), 2GB of RAM, and a 500GB hard drive. The upgraded (and thus more expensive) $799 model jacks it up to a 2.5GHz dual-core Core i5 with AMD Radeon HD 6630M discrete graphics and 4GB of RAM, and the $999 dual-500GB drive server configuration gets a quad-core 2.0GHz Core i7 Sandy Bridge processor with 4GB of RAM and integrated graphics. Is it just me, or is the Mac mini now quite a little powerhouse? All of the new models are available for purchase today.