Samsung Commences Delivery of Android 4.0 for Galaxy S II

Samsung today announced that it has begun pushing the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich system update to some variants of the Galaxy S II. The upgrade will first arrive in Poland, Hungary, Sweden, and Korea today, followed by a gradual roll out to other markets. Samsung said that the Galaxy S II LTE will also receive Android 4.0. U.S. carriers have not yet disclosed plans concerning Android 4.0 for their variants of the Galaxy S II. Tweet Vote on HN ...

Nokia Offering Browser-Based Maps to Android and iOS

Nokia today announced that users of Android smartphones and the iPhone can access Nokia Maps from the browser of their device. Once users point their browser to m.maps.nokia.com, the online tool offers turn-by-turn navigation for driving and public transport, and voice-guided navigation for those traveling by foot. Nokia Maps also supports satellite view, public transport view, and live traffic view. Nokia Maps for Android and iOS is free to use. Tweet Vote on HN ...

LG Sprint and Boost Both to Offer LG Rumor Reflex

Sprint today provided more details about the LG Rumor Reflex, which was sighted on Boost Mobile’s web site last weekend. This “green” device is the latest from Sprint to target those looking to minimize their ecological footprint. According to Sprint, the LG Rumor Reflex features a 31% post-consumer recycled shell; an energy efficient charger; no environmentally sensitive materials, including polyvinyl chloride, brominated flame retardants, halogen, beryllium, phthalates, and nickel; and ships with fully recyclable packaging. The Rumor Reflex offers a 3.0-inch WQVGA ...

Blackberry RIM Buys RF Engineering Firm

Research In Motion today announced that is has acquired a company called Paratek Microwave. Paratek creates adaptive tuning technologies for multi-band handsets. RIM says the Pareatek team has been added to its own radio engineering team, where it will help RIM refine the radios in its phones. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Tweet Vote on HN ...

Nokia 808 Pureview release date announced

The Nokia 808 Pureview UK release date and price has been revealed online, although it is yet to be confirmed by Nokia.The 808 Pureview stunned MWC 2012 when Nokia unveiled the monster 41MP camera which it had squeezed into the Symbian-toting handset.Online retailer Unlocked Mobiles outed the Nokia 808 Pureview release date and price after making the phone available for pre-order on its website. Tweet Vote on HN ...

Samsung bites back at new iPad with Galaxy Note 10.1

Rankled by Tim Cook’s use of a Galaxy Tab to demonstrate Android’s weak Twitter app during the iPad launch event last night, Samsung has retaliated by sending out a comparison chart pitting the new iPad versus the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.In an argument that essentially boils down to ‘we’ve got a stylus and Apple hasn’t’, Samsung points out that the Note 10.1 is “optimised for precision writing/drawing” and allows you to “write as you would with pen/pencil and paper” using the bundled S Pen.It also bigs up the Note’s ability ...

iTunes Match Now Supports Movies, iOS 5.1 Announced

Apple today announced during a keynote address in San Francisco that its iTunes in the Cloud — or iTunes Match — service now supports 1080p movies. iOS device users will be able to access and sync their movies and television shows across Macs, iPads, iPhones, and iPods. Apple also announced a new version of the Apple TV that includes PhotoStream support. iPhone users can take pictures and the photos will be uploaded to the owner’s Apple TV automatically. Apple also announced iOS 5.1, which will be available for download starting today. The chief new feature in iOS 5.1 is ...

iPhoto Available for iPhone and iPad

Apple today announced a new version of iPhoto, its desktop photo editing and management software, for iOS devices including the iPhone and iPad. iPhoto for iOS supports a wide range of photo-editing features, including scrollable thumbnails, crop, rotate, exposure, contrast, saturation, and other multi-touch editing functions. The app supports “Brush Mode,” which can be used to add effects, remove blemishes, as well as sharpen or soften images. The app also can be used to create photo journals, which can be pieced together within the app and then shared via the web. iPhoto for ...

Nokia Discontinuing Ovi Share

Nokia today announced that it plans to shutter its Ovi Share service on May 30, 2012. Users will have until then to download any content stored in Ovi Share. Nokia said that users can download their content in small pieces as well as in one large zip file, depending on their needs. The system will not be accessible after May 30. Nokia said the decision to shut Ovi Share was made so that it could focus on its core services offerings. Tweet Vote on HN ...

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