Now that the market is filled with smartphones and tablets, AOL has given Games.com a makeover. It now includes over 5000 free video games that gamers can play from the comfort of their mobile browser.
Lexibook joins the kiddie tablet war with the Junior and Master Tablets
The two new kiddie tabs are called the Junior Tablet and Master Tablet and come from Lexibook, a French-based tech manufacturer that doesn’t say much. In such a suddenly crowded and competitive niche, the name of the company behind the slates might be of grand importance, although on the surface we can’t say these two look very different from the FunTab Pro, for example.
Public preview of tablet-optimized Tapatalk HD Android app is available to download
For those who find a second home in online forums and communities, the Tapatalk forum app makes it easier to hop from one topic to another and participate in the discussions – among other things – while on their Android devices. But tablet owners can’t help to feel that the app isn’t really optimized to use on a bigger screen. The plea to release a tablet-specific Tapatalk app isn’t lost on the developer, as it is introducing a beta version of the app -- dubbed as the Tapatalk HD.
Ematic launches $150 FunTab Pro kid-friendly 7-incher with ICS
We’ve seen several decent tabs targeting children released during the past few months, with the Fuhu Nabi 2, Archos ChildPad and Toys R Us Tabeo being the first few names that come to mind. Still, there seems to be more room for competition, and now a new player is getting into the game.
HTC Desire X visits more UK online stores, can be had for around £220
If the HTC Desire X ticks all the right boxes, you probably knew that the handset was already up for sale on Phones4U in the UK for a couple of days now. It looks like more retailers in the country are stocking the mid-range phone.
After dropping the bomb and announcing that the Atrix 4G, Electrify and Photon 4G won’t be updated to Android 4.0, an entire wave of Motorola devices have started getting ICS as if to compensate. The Atrix 2 has got the upgrade a couple of weeks back, and now four tablets are in line for some tasty new software treats.
The gradual commercial release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in various markets means that tinkerers have been harvesting stock firmwares of the phablet for developing custom ROMs and the likes. However, there’s still one special ingredient missing from the recipe, the Note 2’s source code. This should no longer be a problem, since Samsung has made the source code publicly available.
Apple, Facebook, Google, Mozilla and Microsoft launch the “Web Platform” website
Apple, Adobe, Facebook, Google, HP, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nokia and Opera (all working closely with the W3C) have recently launched a website that plans to become a definitive resource for HTML 5, CSS 3, and any other web development technology meant to set standards across all platforms, including mobile.
Ericsson is ‘looking at all possible solutions’ regarding ST-Ericsson
Ericsson, the largest infrastructure vendor in the world, owns a chunk of a company you might have heard of called "ST-Ericsson". The ST stands for STMicroelectronics. The two companies formed formed a 50/50 joint venture in February 2009 with the goal of taking on Qualcomm. Apparently they're failing to achieve their targets, so much so that Reuters is reporting that Ericsson is "looking at all possible solutions" regarding the future of the joint venture.