Tech Today: Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0 launched
Tuesday proved to be a massive evening with Google and Samsung announcing its Android 4.0 device, while Google gave everyone the official tour of Ice Cream Sandwich. Also, the PS Vita has an official UK release date.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the first Ice Cream Sandwich handset
After months of rumours and the odd delay, Samsung and Google finally lifted the lid on the first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich device. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which was announced during a joint event in Hong Kong will have a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, 1080p video, a 5-megapixel camera, a barometer and stacks more, but the headline feature is obviously Android 4.0. The device will be launched in November
Ice Cream Sandwich is now Android 4.0 and it's all official
Following the launch of the Galaxy Nexus, Google turned its attentions to the unveiling the latest version of Android. Ice Cream Sandwich has now officially been given the Android 4.0 title. Among the new features are an unlock system based on facial recognition, a new typeface called Roboto, upgrades to all native apps and an improved task manager.
PlayStation Vita will go on sale on 22 February
Eager Sony gamers will be able to get their hands on the next generation portable device known as the PlayStation Vita on February 22nd 2012 in Europe, the US, the Middle East and Australia. The announcement was made by the head of Sony Computer Entertainment America Jack Tretton at the Web 2.0 summit. Start saving those pennies.
Exsqueeze me? iPhones actually sold less than expected?
Apple Shares fell 7 per cent on Tuesday following news that iPhone sales had fallen below expectations. Despite a 54 per cent increase in profits and a 39 per cent increase in revenue, iPhone sales dropped off in the fourth quarter by 16 per cent, which a mini panic among investors. Surely if they used a little common sense, they'd realise that few people were buying iPhones because they were waiting for the iPhone 4S.
Link: New York Times
Angry Birds gets new bird for Halloween update, movie confirmed
The forthcoming Angry Birds Seasons Halloween update will see the debut of a new cast member, Rovio confirmed on Tuesday. We don't know exactly what form the new grumpy winged beast will take yet, but we hear he's mad at pigs for stealing eggs. Sounds good to us. Also, the company confirmed at the Web 2.0 summit that an Angry Birds movie is definitely on the way.