There’s plenty of hoopla already surrounding the LG Optimus G, but the “beast” might have just become even more intriguing. We’ve seen a very cool teaser video last week, a more serious advertising clip yesterday, and now the first details about the US availability of the Optimus G availability have been leaked.
Soon after Andy Rubin announced there are now half a billion Android devices worldwide around, research firm IHS predicted that there will be over 1 billion Android devices next year, and 3 billion by 2016.
Cloud gaming has been touted as the next big thing for a while now, but it’s yet to really take off. The two big players in this space were OnLive and Gaikai, but now a third company has entered the fray – CiiNow intends to bring the latest PC and console games to your tablet or smartphone and the platform will run on Android.
Promises, promises, promises. That’s all Samsung seems to be up to these days, with those much awaited Jelly Bean updates being planned and scheduled, but still not put into practice. The Galaxy S2 was thought to be among the first batch of Sammy phones to be treated with 4.1 upgrades some time ago, although with no pre-release versions out there we started thinking that it could be left out of the mix temporarily.
Earlier today we reported that Samsung expects Galaxy Note 2 sales to top 20 million units. Now the company has given itself another sales goal. It says that by the end of this year, Galaxy S3 sales should top 30 million units. Considering that the Galaxy S3 became available in late May, that would mean over 4.25 million units sales on average every month
The GNote 2 spotted over at the FCC carries the model number GT-N7105 and is most likely the international version set to come to Europe and Asia next month. As usual, there aren’t many details and specs revealed by the FCC listing, aside from the connectivity options.
Back in January, Intel and Motorola announced they were entering into a multi-year, multi-device strategic relationship (whatever that means) that includes Intel-powered smartphones. It looks like the first fruits of the collaboration, which also covers tablets, will be seen on the 18th.
Xtreamer is a company you’ve probably never heard of, and that’s OK, because we had to Google them too. Apparently they’re a South Korean firm that makes digital media players for home theatre systems. So, say you have a huge collection of MKV files: instead of buying a PC and putting it next to your TV, instead you can go to Xtreamer’s website and buy one of their many products.
UK is still in pole-position to get the Xperia T and J before any other market, and we’ve now started to hear about the carriers preparing to start selling the two phones. As expected, no carrier will be getting exclusivity over any of the devices, which is good news for regular users, who’ll have more freedom of choice.
Here’s some ICS/JB update news for the Galaxy Ace 2 and Galaxy S Advance straight from the rumor mill. We say rumor mill, but it actually came from a representative of a local Samsung branch in Bulgaria, as reported by GSMArena.