News@8pm: iPhone 5 release date and Amazon drop 3DS
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A teaser video has been leaked revealing the Samsung Galaxy R, displaying much of the functionality possessed by its sibling the Galaxy S II in a marginally smaller shell. In a similar vein, an Android 2.3 update is now available for Samsung’s original tablet the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab.
Despite the rather recent release of OS X Lion, Apple has unveiled a beta version of OS X Lion 10.7.2 complete with iCloud functionality. As well as picking up widespread T3 reader approval for the upgrade, early figures indicate that the new OS is somewhat of an overnight revolution, astonishingly picking up over one million downloads in just 24 hours.
After a string of negative reviews mainly revolving around reports of mass nausea caused by its apparently not so impressive glasses-free 3D screen, Amazon.com has removed the Nintendo 3DS from its online store. On the opposite end of the scale, Microsoft gets set to release the Star Wars themed Xbox 360 console at a potentially bypass inducing £350.
A release date for the iPhone 5 has just been leaked by a ‘reliable source’, possibly hinting for a September 5th arrival. Incidentally, Apple is apparently looking to employ extra staff between August 15th and September 15th, which makes the release of the iPhone 5 extremely likely.