So you have the latest and greatest Android-powered smartphone from Samsung, the Samsung Galaxy S3, and yet did end up scratching your head as to why the device came with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and had yet to make the jump to the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update. This anticipation of a new operating system update has been looked forward to for weeks by many folks now, with leaks making many an appearance over the weeks before. While we are left to keep on guessing, it seems that Samsung has stepped forward to reveal that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update window has been narrowed down to sometime in October.
No promises though, but it does seem to jive considering the UK?s first 4G network recent announcement as well as plans to roll out a new variant of the Samsung Galaxy S3 to support it – with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in tow, no doubt about it. I guess in this case, there really isn’t much one can do about it other than sit back and wait. Patience is, after all, a virtue, don’t you think so?By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean test firmware for Samsung Galaxy S3 revealed, Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean leaked for Samsung Galaxy S3 without any restrictions,
It seems that a Bulgarian did call the local Samsung chapter and enquired whether the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 and S Advance smartphones would be on the receiving end of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich anytime soon, and the answer that he received was definitely not an orthodox one. In fact, he was told that there was no Ice Cream Sandwich update coming, but wait for it; there will be a jump to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean right away, meaning the Ice Cream Sandwich goodness will be bypassed.
Do you think that this particular claim holds any water, or is it just a miscommunication over at Samsung Bulgaria? Granted, of all places, Bulgaria is not on most people?s radars when it comes to discovering new information about ROM updates, but I guess that stranger things have happened. We will still keep a keen eye out on the global availability of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean from Samsung for the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 and S Advance, so do check back with us from time to time.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean test firmware for Samsung Galaxy S3 revealed, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean leak for Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 7.0,
We did take a look at the Wii U controller in a preview earlier this year, but until now, there has been no official word on the specifications of the upcoming Wii U console from Nintendo. The latest on it should be taken with a grain of salt though, where the Wii U is touted to come with just 8GB of internal memory; and frankly that is rather pathetic in this day and age, although the possibility of support for external hard drives is comforting but some folks might figure out that the inconvenience of keeping track of various external hard drives might be a turn off.
The self-proclaimed ‘anonymous source’ claimed that the Nintendo Wii U will ship with a three-core ‘Espresso’ CPU and a DirectX 10.1 compatible AMD Radeon GPU. An SD memory card slot is also thrown into the mix for good measure, and you get Wi-Fi connectivity, Full HD output, cable support for HDMI, Wii D-Terminal, Wii Component Video, Wii RGB, Wii S-Video Stereo AV and Wii AV, and a quartet of USB 2.0 ports. If you are one who looks on the bright side of things always, the Nintendo Wii came with half the amount of internal memory, that is, 512MB. We do look forward to the Wii U announcement that’s happening later this week.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Nintendo Wii U could see 7th December release in Europe according to French retailer, New Zelda game for the Nintendo Wii U rumored to be in development, possible 2014 release,
So the Genius Bar idea has been implemented for the longest time already in Apple Stores, at least it feels like that. How else is the world?s most valuable company supposed to improve on itself? Well, word has it that a New Jersey Apple Store will be the first in the entire chain that will construct a double-row Genius Bar as Apple works to combat overcrowding in their stores.
The Garden State Plaza Apple Store in New Jersey first opened its doors to the public in 2006, and they will be working on the new arrangement when the store is moved to a larger space which is said to nearly increase the store’s eventual square footage by three times. A couple of Genius Bars aligned parallel to the rear wall is said to enable “360-degree access” to Apple staff. How else do you think that Apple is able to improve on their physical stores? Will overcrowding be an issue in the future, and will tripling it down the road help alleviate future issues as well?By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Apple wants to overturn iPhone ban in South Korea, Adam Cheyer, Siri?s co-creator bids Apple adieu,
Do you think that Bruce Wayne has one of the coolest rides in town? If you answered in the affirmative, then you might be interested to read about the Spherical Drive System Bike which works on a slightly different concept. Instead of wheels, it carries its rider on a pair of round wheels, or balls, if you will. The brainchild of students from the San Jose State University, it makes sure that your ride does not remain restricted to just one axis of movement.
At the very least, the Spherical Drive System Bike will allow you to balance itself out, and you can move side to side without having to turn. Strafing on roads? That would be new, but will it be safe as the rest of the motorists will have a new kind of vehicle to contend with, not to mention getting used to the sight of these zooming through traffic will take some time. The final prototype for low speed testing should be ready in the near future.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in hybrid makes the 100 MPGe mark, Drones can save lives, provide emergency relief provisions,
You know for sure that a storyline as rich as StarCraft’s is definitely not going to remain just like that, as there are plenty more arcs for one to explore and tap, just like looking for new stomping grounds in order to harvest additional vespene gas. Having said that, additional unit details about StarCraft 2: Heart Of The Swarm has been uncovered, where among them would include a couple of new Zerg units; namely the Viper and the Swarm Host. The former represents a large dragonfly and will need a Spawning Pool, an Infestation Pit and eventually a Hive as a prerequisite. As for its abilities, you would be able to consume 200 life of a friendly building over 20 seconds, converting that into 50 energy. How?s that for a quick charge?
Abduct costs 75 energy, but this allows the Viper to pull a friendly or enemy unit to the Viper?s location thanks to its harpoon-like tongue. Definitely a game changer when you remove units from a certain death, which bodes well for the gas-and-mineral economy.
As for Blinding Cloud, that results in a 10 second cloud which reduces the attack range of biological and mechanical units to just melee range.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: LAN still a no-show in StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm, apparently not part of Blizzard's philosophy, StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm beta coming "very soon",
It was just one week ago when we took a look at a rather crisp image of the Sony NEX-6 complete with a range of lenses in tow, whetting our appetite for what is to come. Well, fast forward to today, and here we are with the official announcement of the Sony NEX-6 that will definitely burn quite a large hole in your pocket, although not that bad as the Sony A99. For ?950, you will not only get the Sony NEX-6, but it comes with a lens kit as well (16mm to 50mm). This looks set to be an entry level DSLR shooter with a 16.1-megapixel sensor, sporting built-in Wi-Fi connectivity to deliver optimal sharing of images compatible devices. I guess this translates to a hassle-free image transfer process.
Sony will alsoo throw in a wide range of applications such as PlayMemories to make life easier for the newly minted shutterbug in your family. Not only that, the Sony NEX-6 is supposedly easier to use for a beginner as it can track the subject in focus, while shooting burst shots at up to 10 frames per second. Touting intuitive ergonomics and quick access to settings, the Sony NEX-6 does seem to shape up to be a decent November purchase. Enjoy the photo gallery in the extended post.Ubergizmo. Related articles: Sony NEX-6 spotted with new lenses in tow, Sony NEX-5R and NEX-6 rumored to come with smartphone compatibility,
The Sony ?99 (or A99 if that rolls off your eyes easier) has just been announced. We first heard about it through speculated photos that were snapped using the Sony ?99 by a certain Michael Yamashita who since then had respectfully requested those photos to be removed, which we complied. Not only that, a bunch of Sony ?99 images were also leaked just yesterday to increase the anticipation of such a DSLR. We are then glad to announce that the latest high-end full-frame DSLR from Sony, the Sony ?99, has just been revealed to the world where it carries with it a new 24.3-megapixel CMOS sensor.
Apart from that, it also does Full HD videos with continous autofocus for some truly stunning home-made videos, making your family and friends wonder whether you hired a professional to capture the recent family event or not. The electronic viewfinder itself also comes with 100% field coverage, and just in case you have half a mind to carry the Sony ?99 with you all day long, you will be glad to know that the magnesium alloy body tips the scale at only 733 grams, boasting a comfortable and ergonomic design to boot. It will arrive in markets this October for ?2,800 sans any lens kit. Enjoy the photo gallery of the Sony ?99 after the jump.Ubergizmo. Related articles: Western Digital VelociRaptor Duo is an extreme Thunderbolt HDD, 3D Pacman gets you all disoriented,
It was just yesterday that we took a gander at the leaked image of the Sony DSC-RX1, and here we are with the official announcement on what could very well be the first full-frame 24-megapixel point and shoot digital camera in the world. Coming with a 35mm-sized sensor, the Sony DSC-RX1 is capable of shooting 24-megapixel JPEG or RAW stills, in addition to handling Full HD 1080p video recording in a cinch.
The fixed Carl Zeiss f/2.0 Sonnar T lens on the Sony DSC-RX1 comes with full manual controls, where you benefit from a maximum aperture of f/2.0 with 9 iris blades, delivering a shallow depth of field with attractive bokeh. As for the premium multi-layered T coating, that reduces ghost and flare caused by light reflection.
A quartet of four focusing modes, Single-shot AF, Continuous AF, Manual Focus and Direct Manual Focus are part of the equation, and you can select a maximum ISO setting of 25600, letting you capture images in low light conditions sans flash, although do expect plenty of noise to happen at that setting. The asking price for the Sony DSC-RX1 when it arrives this November? A whopping ?3,200!By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Sony RX1 leaked, Sony NEX-6 is official ,
In the fallout from the Apple and Samsung lawsuits around the world, the court in South Korea did rule that the older iPhones would be banned from being sold in the country, and you know that there is still a market left for the iPhone 3GS and the iPhone 4 (the iPhone 4S was not affected by the sales ban), targeting folks who are unable to scrounge around for enough money for the latest smartphone. Well, Apple definitely did not take such things by lying down belly up, but rather, has filed for a stay of execution with the Seoul Central District Court a couple of days ago to rescind the sales ban on the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 in South Korea.
Should the court accept Apple?s request, the execution could be stayed for a certain period of time, although the time window has yet to be determined. Well, what do you think of the sales ban on the iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 for Apple in South Korea? It sure looks as though the $1 billion in compensation from Samsung (which has yet to be paid) is worth far more than the combined sales of the banned devices there, considering how the new iPad and alleged iPhone 5 are not covered under the ban.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Taller iPhone 5 display hinted in Yerba Buena banner?, iPhone 3GS reaches end of the road in the UK?,