LG are holding a press event on the 1st of May where they will
announce the US version of the LG Optimus G pro, and now a photo has
been leaked of the AT&T LG Optimus G Pro.
It looks like the US version of the LG Optimus G Pro will get
slightly different hardware, it will come with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
and will feature a 5.5 inch full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x
Other specifications on the LG Optimus G Pro will include a quad core
Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor and 2GB of RAM, plus 32GB of built in
storage and a 13 megapixel camera, we should have more details on the
device next week.
Fans of the XCOM series of games which were first released back in
1993 and more recently with the XCOM Enemy Unknown game which launched
last year and finally arrived on Mac systems yesterday.
Will be pleased to learn that the 2K has finally officially announced the mysterious XCOM first-person shooter,
called The Bureau XCOM Declassified that was first announced way back
in 2010. Watch the trailer after the jump to learn a little more.
"The Bureau XCOM Declassified tells the story of XCOM’s
mysterious beginnings,” said Morgan Gray, creative director at 2K Marin.
"We’re expanding the universe with a declassified tale of government
conspiracy and heroic cover-ups told through third-
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The Samsung Galaxy
Xcover 2 recently went on sale on the UK, and now we have an unboxing
video of this new rugged smartphone from Samsung, which comes with
Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.
The Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 is an IP67 certified smartphone it is
designed to be resistant to dust and water, and it features a 4 inch LCD
display, and a dual core 1GHz processor.
Other specifications on the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 include 1GB of RAM, a 5 megapixel rear camera with an LED flash, a front facing VGA camera, and 4GB of built in storage, plus a microSD card slot and a 1,700 mAh battery.
Sony’s expected earnings have doubled, to £261m. Those expecting
heartening news about the company’s amazing sales being responsible for
this turnaround will be disappointed. Sony earned more due to a strong
yen. The company’s bottom line was also bolstered by a series of real
estate sell-offs, including a former Madison Avenue HQ that went for
over $1 billion.
Ultimately, this is just a song and dance
for investors until the PS4 hits, or the Vita can gain enough traction.
With a slew of high profile indie titles and slowly recovering sales,
the handheld’s first price drop might see a turn in its fortunes. but
with an ailing electronics division as well as gaming, Sony will need a
lot more than that or selling off real estate to keep profitable.
Indie dev Ambient is closing its doors after failing to secure enough
cash to keep things going. The studio is best known for its Death Inc.
project, which is in paid alpha at the time of its closure. The studio
was coming off a Kickstarter failure that saw Death Inc. miss its
funding goal, but it seemed to be doing well after the paid alpha. All
money will be refunded as the studio bids players a find farewell.
"It’s been an amazing ride and we’ve produced some amazing products
like Monster Meltdown and Death Inc,” according to the statement posted
on the site. "We’re super proud of what we achieved, but ultimately we
didn’t manage to make enough money to keep the wolves from the door. And
so we had to make the difficult decision that it is no longer feasible
for Ambient to continue operating.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 has already started appearing in a number of smartphones, like the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4, and now Qualcomm has announced that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 will go into mass production in May.
The Snapdragon 600 can deliver up to 40 percent more performance than
the Snapdragon S4, and the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 is capable of
delivering up to 75 percent more performance than the Snapdragon 4.
The Snapdragon 800 features a more powerful Krait 400 architecture,
and it is capable or running on clock speed up to 2.3GHz, it also
features Adreno 330 graphics, there are no details as yet on what the
first devices to get the Snapdragon 800 will be as soon as we get some
more details we will let you guys know.
t’s always nice when our gadgets get an update that makes life just a
tad easier. And today, Amazon is finally relieving our long wait for a
Kindle for Android update, with version 4.0.
It brings a major UI redesign. The library view looks different now:
instead of a basic grid, recently read items are presented in a rotating
carousel at the top of the home screen. The navigation panel has been expanded to provide quicker access to books, documents and periodicals as well.
The reading pane remains the same, so all of your books will look the same. It’s a welcome update and we have certainly been waiting for a long time.
It looks like Sony may have another smartphone in the works, the handset will be called the Sony Xperia ZR, and according to the leaked details it will feature a 4.6 inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.
The Sony Xperia ZR is rumored to come with a quad core 1.5GHz processor from Qualcomm, which would either be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 or the Snapdragon S4 Pro.
It will also come with 2GB of RAM and 8GB of built in storage, plus Sony’s Exmor RS 13 megapixel camera and a 2,300 mAh battery, plus a microSD card slot fort additional storage.
The Sony Xperia ZR will apparently follow the same them as the Xperia
Z, it will be dust and water proof with an IP55/IP58 rating, as soon as
we get some more details, including some actual photos o
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Sad news for employees of Electronic Arts.
The company sent out an "organizational update” today notifying the
public of another round of layoffs. They didn’t give any specifics, but
it looks like Electronic Arts is having some tough times, and a lot of
re-organization is going on. Hence the layoffs.
According to Kotaku, Electronic Arts has let go of as much as 10% of its workforce. The video game publisher didn’t comment on this, but 10% is probably about 1,000 employees. That means less people working on great games and of course tough times for those who are layed off.
We hope that the company can get it together and keep more people working.
Earlier in the week we heard that Sony would be rolling out the Android Jelly Bean update for a number of devices, and the Sony Xperia P Jelly Bean update is now available, another device to get the update is the Sony Xperia Go.
The Sony Xperia P Jelly Bean update comes in the form of Android
4.1.2, and it brings the firmware up to version 6.2.A.0.400, the update
is being released as an OTA update for both devices.
You can check to see if the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update is available for your Sony Xperia P or Xperia Go via the settings menu on your handset.
Toshiba has unveiled a new hybrid notebook tablet
its created in the form of the Toshiba Portege Z10t, which has been
designed to run Microsoft’s latest Windows 8 operating system, and
easily transform from a tablet into a notebook when needed, using a keyboard dock.
The Toshiba Portege Z10t is fitted with a 11.6 inch, 1920 x 1080
resolution display, and can be powered by a choice of Intel Core i3,
Core i5, and Core i7 processors.
Other features of the Toshiba Portege Z10t include 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi
and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, a micorSD card slot, USB 3.0 port, and
Optional extras for the Toshiba Portege Z10t include a UMTS modem,
active digitiser, and o
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LG launched their LG Cloud service in the US, South Korea and Russia
last year, and now the company has announced that LG Cloud will be
rolled out to 40 more countries around the world.
LG will start rolling out LG Cloud to additional countries in May, and Europe, Asia, Central Asia and Latin America will get the service by the end of May.
"LG Cloud eliminates the time-consuming process of having to
download or manually transfer content between devices,” said Richard
Choi, senior vice president of the Smart Business Center at LG
Electronics "Today’s consumers are no longer loyal to only one type of
screen. They move seamlessly from TVs to PCs to smartphones and it’s up
to us to help them get the content they want whenever and wherever they
want it. LG is one of very few companies tha
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This week social networking giant Facebook has announced the acquisition of Parse, a cloud-based platform providing tools for mobile app developers.
Facebook will,be buying the Parse business outright, but Parse will
continue to operate and offer its services, which are currently used in
over 60,000 applications.
The Parse business offers backend services, data storage, social
integration tools and other features to make it easier for app to be
built across different platforms that scale more efficiently. Facebook
Director of Developer Products Doug Purdy explained in a blog post:
"We want to enable developers to rapidly build apps that span
mobile platforms and devices
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