HTC devices to get Jelly Bean
Taiwanese device manufacturer HTC confirmed that three of their devices, HTC One X, One S and One XL, will be getting the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update though the exact date of the roll out hasn’t been specified yet.
“We know HTC fans are excited to get their hands on Google’s latest version of Android” HTC said in an interview with SlashGear. “At this point in time, we can confirm that we have plans to upgrade our HTC One X, HTC One XL and HTC One S to Jelly Bean.”
The news came after much speculation as to whether HTC devices would be capable of receiving the upgrade.
Sony releases new Walkmans
Sony unveiled the F800 and E470 Walkman Series, their soon-to-be-released line of multimedia players. The unveiling came at a time when interest in portable multimedia players are down since most people use their smartphones or tablets for that purpose.
Sony’s Walkmans used to be so popular that most portable cassette or CD players were dubbed as a Walkman even if they’re not. Their reign ended when Apple released the iPod – an MP3 player which is smaller, lighter and more portable than Walkmans.
Sony is hoping that their new line of Walkmans will spark new interest or revive the love for their brand. The F800 is Android ICS-based, features Nvidia Tegra 2, S-Master Digital Amplifier for sound quality, connects to the internet via WiFi, connects with other mobile device via Bluetooth, has a 3.5 inch screen, and would come in 16GB and 32GB models with a $269 and $299 price tags, respectively. As for the E470, it’s the cheaper Walkman model with a 2-inch screen and probably run on Android Gingerbread or no Android OS at all.
China quietly receives new iPads
When Apple releases new iDevices in China, yo can usually tell by an Apple store locking up earlier than planned, as customers tend to become so aggressive that Apple staff, and even the authorities can’t keep them calm.
But when Apple released their new iPad in China today, it was like something you’d never seen before – the stores were quiet; customers patiently and quietly waited in line, no one created any fuss. Well, the reason for this is that not many people lined up for the new iPad. Maybe a lot of consumers weren’t that interested or they’re just waiting for Apple to reveal the new iPhone and the rumored iPad mini. Guess we’ll know the answer when the rumored devices launch in the Chinese market in the near future.
In other Apple news, the iPhone maker yanked off another app from the App Store without giving the author of the app an explanation for doing so. Bitdefender launched the Clueful app over a month ago and the app claims to give users insight as to what apps are doing with their information so they’ll know if their personal data is being exposed.
“[W]orking hard toward understanding why our app was removed, and to develop the app to improve its chances of staying there,” Bitdefender chief security researcher Catalin Cosoi said in a statement.
Coscoi also noted that app developers use information from Clueful for legitimate purposes like building better apps, but they cannot account for the actions of every developers. Malicious developers may also be using their app.