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It looks like LG and Google are soon going to unveil a white Nexus 4. The folks over at Tinhte have managed to get their hands on a white Nexus 4.
Externally, there are no changes in the white Nexus 4, except for everything being white compared to the black variant that is available now. The crystal reflection as seen on the black Nexus 4 is also visible on the white Nexus 4 under the right angles and lighting conditions.
Like the Galaxy Nexus though, the front of the white Nexus 4 is absolutely black, making for a nice (or weird) contrast.
At the moment it is unconfirmed as to when Google and LG plan to release the white variant of the Nexus 4. Up until now, LG and Google had been struggling to meet the demand of the Nexus 4, and it was only yesterday that the handset went back in sale on the Play Store in the United States and Canada.
Head over to Tinhte for more pictures of the Nexus 4 in white.
Yesterday, the Nexus 4 was back in stock in the German, Canada and United States Play Store. Today, Google and LG have made the latest Nexus handset available to more regions of the world including the United Kingdom, France and Spain.
After struggling for more than a couple of months with the Nexus 4 stock, Google and LG seem to have finally caught up with the demand. It is going to be nearly 24 hours since the handset was made available in the U.S and Canada Play Store, and is yet to be sold out. The shipping times of the handset have also not slipped to an insane 8-9 weeks like before, and remains at a respectable 1-2 weeks.
The LG-manufactured-Google branded Nexus 4 is also expected to be available in Australia later today.If you could not get your hands on the Nexus 4 in the last couple of months, now is your chance.
Samsung India has started rolling out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S3 in India. While the jump from Android 4.1.1 to Android 4.1.2 does not bring any new major features, Samsung has taken this opportunity to bring a truck loads of features to the Galaxy S3.
Galaxy S3 users can now enjoy Multi-Windows multitasking as originally seen on the Galaxy Note 2. This feature will allow Galaxy S3 owners to simultaneously use two apps on their screen. Other new features that have been ported from the Galaxy Note 2 include an enhanced camera app with a new Night mode, a new Gallery app, Group Cast, Paper Artist, Smart Rotation, Page Buddy, the ability to customize the notification toggles, and much more.
The OTA update is being rolled out in stages, and a notification about the update should pop-up when you connect your Galaxy S3 to a Wi-Fi network.
Apple today quietly released a new variant of the fourth-generation iPad with a whopping 128GB of storage space. This is nearly double the storage space of what the 64GB iPad offers. Details about the 128GB iPad first surfaced in iOS 6.1. It was initially believed that the next-generation iPad will be available in 128GB storage capacity.
“With more than 120 million iPads sold, it’s clear that customers around the world love their iPads, and everyday they are finding more great reasons to work, learn and play on their iPads rather than their old PCs,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With twice the storage capacity and an unparalleled selection of over 300,000 native iPad apps, enterprises, educators and artists have even more reasons to use iPad for all their business and personal needs.”
With iPad apps and games getting bigger in size due to the Retina Display, Apple might just phase out the 16GB variant of the tablet when it unveils the fifth-generation iPad later this year.
The 128GB variant of the iPad will be available starting next week Tuesday, February 5th, with the Wi-Fi only variant costing US $799 and the Wi-Fi + 4G model being priced around US $929. The 4th-generation Wi-Fi only iPad with 128GB of storage will be available for Rs 49,900, while the 3G model will cost Rs 56,900.
Want to buy a Nexus 4? Get ready with your credit card then. The Nexus 4 from LG and Google is back in the German Play Store, and should be available on the U.S Play Store within the next couple of hours. The bumper is still out of stock in the German Play Store, so chances are it might not be available for sale in the U.S Play Store as well.
LG’s France Director had promised that the stock shortage of the Nexus 4 will be fixed by the middle of February, and it looks like the company has indeed managed to do that. The shipping time of the handset is a bit high though at around 1 to 2 weeks.
Also, chances are we might finally see the Nexus wireless charging orb up for sale on the Play Store soon, along with the accessories.
Just a couple of days after releasing the fifth beta of iOS 6.1, Apple has released the final build of iOS 6.1 to consumers. Besides fixing some bugs, the latest iOS update brings LTE support in 36 different regions of the world including Italy, Denmark and Finland.
The update also showers some love on Siri, and allows iOS users in the United States to purchase movie tickets directly from their virtual assistant. Other changes include new lock screen music controls, and the ability to download individual songs from iTunes Match directly on your iPhone, iPod or iPad.
Apple TV owners can now also use a Bluetooth keyboard, thereby greatly enhancing their experience. On the developer side, Apple has released new APIs in iOS 6.1 that will allow developers to better integrate Apple’s Maps in their app
The iOS 6.1 is available for iPhone 3GS or higher, iPad 2 or above, and the fourth-generation iPod Touch or newer.
The SwiftKey developers released a new beta of SwiftKey Flow today. The new beta update brings with it the ability to swipe or flow text in any text-input field, improved predictions, the usual bug-fixes, and support for new languages and layout tweaks for certain languages.
Below is the pretty massive change-log of the new beta update -:
Predictions (and Flow) now on in most places (exceptions: e-mail fields, passwords, anywhere where the app doesn’t behave itself with SK, fields offering their own corrections on Android versions <= 2.2)
Easier corrections – just tap on the word and SwiftKey will offer you 3 possibilities
New languages: Thai, Vietnamese, Bosnian, Albanian, Javan, Sundanese (plus those added in 3.1)
Features from SwiftKey 3.1: Berry theme, split layout in landscape on phones, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Georgian, Hindi, Hinglish, Irish, Macedonian, Spanish (Latin America) and Tagalog
New layouts for Hindi and Russian
Ukrainian landscape layout fixed
Backspacing on to the final word of a multi word prediction (Flow through space) will now give better alternatives
Typing style now inferred rather than a setting
Long press delete accelerates after the first word
Flowing off shift no longer triggers a change in shift state
Flow no longer gets stuck when you flow off the bottom of a page
Quick period working after single letter words
Arrow key repeats
Learning when sending messages or tabbing between fields with the enter key fixed
Azeri capital i behaviour corrected
Estonian will now predict words containing ö
Fixed force close on Beta predictions
Flow trace no longer left behind after flowing
Mounting an SD card will turn predictions off only if SwiftKey language packs are stored on that SD card
Keyclick sounds no longer doubled
Haptic duration made consistent with flow on and off
With the third beta, SwiftKey Flow is nearly ready for its final release. The developers are just adding the final touches, and fixing minor bugs before, sooner or later, they release it on the Play Store.
Today, the folks over at ETradeSupply posted have posted a video comparing the chassis of HTC’s upcoming M7 handset with the Droid DNA. The latter is the company’s current flagship in the United States and in Japan (under the name Butterfly), while the former is going to be HTC’s first-half flagship for 2013.
Compared to the One X, the M7 is slightly taller and wider, while still being slightly short of the DROID DNA. It also does not feature a curved design of the current One series flagship. Instead, the M7 shares its design cues with the DROID DNA.
Surprisingly, the M7 sports a dedicated camera button, which is very rare to find in the Android ecosystem nowadays.
The chassis leak confirms the rumor of the M7 sporting a 4.7-inch S-LCD3 with full HD (1080p) resolution.
HTC is expected to unveil the M7 and other variants of the One series at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month.
Today, Apple released the fifth beta of iOS 6.1 for developers for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation iPad, the iPad mini, and the iPhone 3GS/4/4S and 5.
Surprisingly, according to the hacker community, the fifth beta can be activated “without developer registration and has no release keys.” If Apple wants, it can very well release the fifth beta of iOS 6.1 to the consumers as the final version without making any changes. The beta also carries the build ID of a final iOS 6, and not that of a beta build.
iOS 6.1 will bring with it the ability to purchase movie tickets via Siri in the United States, new lock screen music controls, and the ability to easily report issues in the iOS6 Maps app. Other changes include the option to download music from the iTunes store over a mobile data connection, enhanced iCloud setup and other minor tweaks and enhancements.
With the dimensions of smartphones increasing with every passing day, it is becoming tough to use them single handedly or fit them in your pocket. So, instead of reducing the dimensions of their handsets, HTC has come up with a bizarre idea of bundling a second ‘mini’ phone. The company has started bundling the HTC Mini with its current high-end flagship, the HTC Butterfly that sports a 5-inch 1080p resolution screen.
The HTC Mini is a candybar phone with NFC and Bluetooth, and acts as a secondary phone to the Butterfly. The Mini connects to the Butterfly via NFC and then displays all the notifications, messages and other relevant information over Bluetooth. The Mini is also capable of making voice calls, and can act as a remote to the Butterfly when the latter is connected to a TV. Another bizarre feature of the Mini is its phone locator feature that will automatically sound an alarm on your Butterfly, in case you ever misplace it.
So yes, you now need a phone for your phone. Maybe, HTC should try to innovate and release a bezel-less phone, instead of coming up with such bizarre ideas.