RIM has been working very hard to push its new and upcoming BB10 OS, giving everyone a sneak peak of the OS and trying to convince developers to hop in the bandwagon. However, BB10 has been plagued with delays and is now forced to be launched in early 2013 with whatever upcoming handsets RIM will be launching. In the mean time, RIM has launched a few Blackberry handsets to keep the QWERTY-Loving crowd occupied until BB10 ships.
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Intel has finally introduced their top line processors. Codenamed “Ivy Bridge”, these new processors represent the “tick” in Intel’s “tick-tock” strategy, where each “tick” is a shrink in manufacturing process technology used and every “tock” is a completely new microarchitecture. As such, Ivy Bridge is manufactured using the latest 22nm process technology and also boasts a number of other incremental upgrades.
After a long wait and sold out tickets , Apple’s renowned WorldWide Developers Conference is commencing today at 10AM San Fransisco Time on 11th of June over there. That translates to 1 AM on 12th of June here so you’ll have to stay up to watch the conference live or wake up in the morning and check us out for a detailed run down of the conference.
This year’s WWDC rumour roundup doesn’t have anything solid , aside from the iOS 6 reveal we reported earlier . Amongst the rumours are an all new lineup of Macs which are way due for an upgrade, updated iCloud features, Apple’s new propietary Maps app, Siri for iPad and – although this a longshot – A new iPhone .
It is unfortunate that we wont be live blogging the event from our site but we personally cant wait for the conference to kick off in exactly 2 hours and 45 minutes ( 1AM ) and we know you guys cant wait either , so here’s a quick reference to great tech blogs who will be hosting a live blog of the whole event.
– Engadget ( iPhone/iPod/iPad stream available too )
Our very own Malaysian tech bloggers SoyaCincau will be livetweeting the event . Check them out here
Nevertheless, this is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated WWDC events in history , and with the Apple Store already down , we can be sure we’ll see new Apple products in a few hours.
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Screenshots of CM9+TWUX Addon
Good news for all Galaxy Nexus users! The great folks from Cyanogenmod have released an addon pack for all Galaxy Nexuses running CM9. The addon is available as a .zip file to be flashed on top of the latest nightly release of CM9. Although this is tailor -made for the Nexus, some users have reported it working on CM9 builds of other models. ( Please do not attempt this because you are in risk of bricking ). As usual , NANDROID before doing anything! The add -on definitely make your Nexus look identical to an S3 and almost suffices for an upgrade , since the only reason to do so is the new Exynos and camera. Enjoy your nature-filled UI ! The file can be downloaded here. Check here for downloads for the Original Galaxy S and the Plus.
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Just after Tim Cook‘s informative yet secretive D10 Conference today , the Apple store has gone down. Despite not making any new announcements , the store is down. It may just be a routine maintainence for the store , or it could be a new product . We’ll never know until the store is back up so stay tuned for updates on that! Check out the Apple Store to see for yourself !
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Sony has just released a public BETA version of its Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for a few Xperia devices. The video below was also uploaded on Sony’s dev youtube account . It showcases all the new updates of the Beta ROM .
The update brings a number of notable improvements from the Alpha ROM released in December last year.
New and Updated UI – The ROM brings a new ICS styled UI which brings much improvement to the Gingerbread UI. The UI animations are fluid and fast , and so are scrollable widgets.
Lockscreen Update – Now , there is a camera button on the lockscreen which takes you straight to the camera app . And finally, Sony have included a slick Music Player in the lockscreen. You can now control your music without unlocking. Sony have also confirmed to be including Google’s Face Unlock feature in the final release.
The modem is now approved and FM Radio as well as GSM is now working! Yes you can make calls as well as surf the net without much problems. Sony is still working hard to iron out all the bugs and certifications needed to release the full OTA update which is expected to arrive sometime in March .
Devices supported in this release are Xperia Arc S , Xperia Neo V and Xperia Ray with build 4.0.2.A.0.42. Sorry original Arc and Neo users!
However , Sony have stressed that although they have gone through as much as they can to make it as stable and convenient to install , they only recommend advanced users to flash the ROM. Those of you who have experience with custom ROM’s will feel right at home however. You can download and read more of the update here .
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We all know Nvidia is going to showcase its Tegra 3 chipset at this years MWC in Barcelona. But previously all we knew about it was it was going to be quad-core with a mysterious “ninja” core. Just a week before MWC, Nvidia has revealed further details of its Tegra 3 architecture, specifically on its core setup.
So, the Tegra 3 is a quad-core CPU with a fifth “dormant” core thats called the Battery Saver Core. Nvidia’s calling this whole setup the 4-PLUS-1 Architecture. The proper description for this ‘ninja” core is Variable Symmetrical Multiprocessing ( vSMP ) . But long-hard-to-pronounce names are so last generation. According to NVIDIA’s Michael Rayfield , the vSMP just wasn’t marketable so they are officially calling it the 4-PLUS-1 SoC. The battery saver core allegedly supposed to handle light tasks that drain battery efficiently. This should boost battery significantly , especially LTE being a super battery hog.
On a side note , NVIDIA’s also just announced that Tegra 3 will be getting LTE Support with radio manufacturers CGT and Renesas fully supporting the chip. This is certainly great news for US , UK and other countries that support LTE . But for us Malaysians, none of the carriers have announced LTE and doesnt seem like happening anytime soon. Whatever it is , NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 is certainly gearing up to be one JUICY SoC, especially with companies like LG and ZTE to announce flagship devices running the chip. We will keep you posted on the latest news straight from Barcelona .