Although Sony seemed to have not one, but two new flagship phones in store for us this fall, the Xperia V was mostly ignored whereas the T got all the attention. Oh well, that’s what happens when you mess with 007.
Motorola Mobility sites in Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Africa got shut down by Google
Motorola Mobility hasn't been doing very well as of late, even before Google bought them. Now, it seems Google is finally trying to improve Motorola. Unfortunately, that means making some changes like shutting down Motorola's websites in several countries.
Google Music gets boost in Europe with 5.5 million additional songs
Missing Lady Gaga and Rihanna on Google Music in Europe? Here's your chance to get their music tracks, as Google Music has entered into a licensing deal with a European copyright organization to distribute an additional 5.5 million songs in 35 countries.
HTC introduces the Desire SV in Russia, a 4.3-inch dual-SIM phone for $470
Those in Europe can look forward to getting the HTC Desire SV. The dual-SIM phone has been officially introduced in Russia and is expected to arrive there before the end of the month. This bodes well for the SV’s future release in more European countries.
Users in Europe can now scan and match their Google Music library
One of the distinctive features of Google’s Music service is the users’ ability to scan and match their music library, thus making it accessible for free from anywhere. The scan and match service now works in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, although there are still some kinks to be ironed out.
Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 launch set for afternoon/evening on November 13, at least in Germany [Update: morning]
Google’s new Nexus products are almost ready to be launched, as we’re just a day away from November 13, the official release date for the Nexus 4 smartphone and the Nexus 10 tablet. And just in case you forgot, there are also new Nexus 7 flavors to go around also.
European Nexus 7 unlucky buyers get €30 vouchers from Asus
In case you happen to live in Europe and have recently purchased any Nexus 7 model – and by recently I mean at any time just before October 29, when Google unveiled new Nexus products, updated Nexus 7 models included – then you’re in luck, as Asus is ready to offer a small apology token.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrade now rolling out to Galaxy Note 10.1 in Germany
An EU antitrust investigation looks like it will end with a concession from Apple and four major publishers that will allow Amazon to undercut them on e-book prices. Apple had basically set up a deal that would prevent anyone from undercutting it. The publishers in the pact were Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Hachette Livre, and Macmillan.