Rumors about Samsung’s alleged sequel to the Galaxy Note II (above) have yet to converge upon a unified description of the phablet’s hardware. We’ve heard a number of ideas put forth for what SoC that Note III might run, as well as for just how large a display Samsung might be thinking about. Numbers like 6.3 inches and 5.9 inches have been mentioned, in line with the company’s new Mega-series models, but the latest Note III rumor to arrive suggests that any size gains could be much more modest.
At least, that’s the impression that tipster @evleaks has, who posted to Twitter that he’s learned the Note III should feature a 5.7-inch display. With more smartphones pushing into the five-inch range, we wondered if Samsung might be interested in making the Note even larger in order to differentiate it, but this could spell for a Note III only modestly larger than the Note II and its 5.5-inch screen.
Separately, industry rumors suggest that production of the Note III will take place in earnest beginning sometime in August; that timing could mean that Samsung will announce the Note III at this year’s IFA in Berlin, just as it did last year with the Note II.
Facebook is experimenting with a lot of mobile-centric ideas, aiming to take the social network’s presence beyond just Facebook. Although it has reportedly been in the works for well over a year, it appears as though Facebook is working on a news aggregating app.
Now according to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Facebook is developing a new tool that focuses on news consumption in order to re-shape its identity as a social network, like Twitter, that can compete in the news consumption space. The project, which is reportedly called “Reader,” would be a feature that runs on Apple’s iOS Devices such as the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
The social network has been quietly working on a service, internally called Reader, that displays content from Facebook users and publishers in a new visual format tailored for mobile devices, people with knowledge of the matter said.
The project, which the company has been developing for more than a year, is designed to showcase news content in particular. Recent versions of Reader resemble Flipboard Inc., a smartphone and tablet app that aggregates stories from multiple sources and lets users swipe to flip through articles, said the people with knowledge of the project.
While it’s unclear when Facebook will be ready to unveil the product, if it ever is, the Reader project is a sign the company is trying to get users to spend more time with it on mobile devices—and to see more ads.
Facebook is clearly making an initiative to be more than just a social network to share photos and statuses
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Nokia currently has three versions of its Windows Phone flagship, in the form of the Lumia 928, the thin and light aluminium-bodied Lumia 925, and the original Lumia 920. But as we’ve known for some time, a new range-topper is set to join the company’s line-up soon, Nokia’s 41-megapixel ‘EOS’ device.
Sony has officially announced the Jelly Bean 4.1 Android update for Xperia S, Xperia Acro S and Xperia SL. After a lot of false alarms going around the web related to the software update, Sony Mobile Team has now Tweeted that JB update is rolling out for these devices. Company also added that Xperia Ion will be the next device in the series to receive the Jelly Bean update.
A lot of users at the Xperia Blog have been reporting to receive the Jelly Bean 4.1 update on their Xperia devices. So if you are waiting for the update then wait for some time and your mobile might prompt you to install the update automatically. Make sure you have checked the Scheduled Checking option in the settings menu under the Software update section of your device.
You can also update your devices using the Sony PC Companion application too. To update manually you will first need to download the update package from the Sony Website and then follow the instructions in the Sony PC Companion Application.
Currently the change log in the software is not available from Sony regarding the upgraded features in Xperia S, Xperia SL and Xperia Arco S. But, we are sure that your music and media applications will be upgraded with the new features for sure. If you have received the Jelly Bean 4.1 update on your Xperia devices then let us know in the comments about the new software experience.