Archivi giornalieri: 26/01/2012
Your X-box 360 has been pretty much an all-in one media device, being able to stream music and your favourite tunes to a variety of devices aside from what it does best which is to play games. And Microsoft figured, why not take them with you on your mobile phone?
A spokesperson from the company has disclosed that the Xbox Live will no longer be an exclusive feature on the Windows platform and will soon find its way into your iOS and Android devices. This means all those features that Xbox Live brings will go with you wherever you go as it will be deeply integrated into your mobile phone
It’s still undetermined how much of the Xbox Live experience on the Windows Phone will be carried over to other mobile OS.
The Xbox Live app used to be one of the selling points of getting a Windows Phone, but with Microsoft wanting to bring it to more users, the upcoming app will be a welcome addition. Afterall, not all Xbox 360 users are toting a Windows Phone and having an app for the three major mobile OS would surely be a win-win situation.
We haven’t had a good iPhone 5 rumor for some time, the latest one comes from the guys over at 9 to 5 Mac, who apparently received some information for a source at Foxconn in China.
According to the report the iPhone 5 is ready for production, and it will feature a larger 4 inch display than the existing iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, with a larger footprint as well.
John Gruber from Daring Fireball had the following to say about 9 to 5 Mac’s claim of a larger device.
Longer and wider? Sounds like bullshit. I can see Apple putting a bigger display on a device of the same size. I can’t see them making a bigger device.
Personally I think Apple will keep the size of the device the same as the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s, although it will probably feature a larger display with a smaller bezel, as the iPhone 4S is the prefect size.
What is interesting is the timing of the reported iPhone 5 launch, June or July, which would mean that Apple would move back to their original schedule of a summer launch.
Although the iPhone 4S was released in October last year, as the device was reportedly delayed, we do wonder if Apple will switch back to a summer launch or if they will release the iPhone 5 around October of 2012.
We can expect quite a few rumors about the iPhone 5 over the coming months, and many of should be taken with a grain of salt.
Samsung has done incredibly well with their Galaxy range of smartphones, with the Samsung Galaxy S II being one of the most popular Android handsets available.
We recently heard that the next generation Samsung Galaxy S smartphone would be unveiled at MWC 2012 next month, the Samsung Galaxy S III and also heard that the device would go on sale in April.
Now according to a recent report by The Verge, we may not see the new Samsung Galaxy S III debut at MWC 2012, as apparently Samsung has decided to delay the launch of the smartphone.
There are no details on why Samsung has reportedly delayed the launch of the Galaxy S III, although it could be because the company wants to announce the device closer to when it actually ships.
Samsung could be looking to avoid a long delay from when the device is announced to when it actually hits the stores, as last year the Samsung Galaxy S II was available in Europe, months before it rolled out in the US.
So it looks like we may not see the new Samsung Galaxy S II at MWC 2012, although Samsung will probably have a number of other new devices, including tablets and other new smartphones to announce.
Source The Verge
Phillips has unveiled a new soundbar speaker system, which has been designed to enable you to stream content from your computers, tablets or smartphones. The new Philips Soundbar CSS5123 is powered by Google’s Android operating system and provides surround sound together with content streaming from any DLNA enabled devices.
The Philips Soundbar CSS5123 is available in either black or silver to match your interior, and is equipped with 5 “virtual” surround sound speakers into a case which fits just below your HDTV screen.
The Soundbar CSS5123 system also comes with a wireless subwoofer as well as a WiFi adapter and enough processing power to handle 1080p HD streaming, together with system management features. The Soundbar has been designed to provide Audio and/or video streaming via Philips SimplyShare app on either your Android smartphone or tablet connected to your local WiFi network.
It also provide the ability to simply plug in a flash drive or hard drive to load up video, music or photos, or stream directly from your PC. The Philips Soundbar CSS5123 will be available to purchase in April this year for around $349.