AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson seems to be speaking out more regarding Apple than in the past. Stephenson gave a keynote speech at the MWC [Mobile World Congress] on Tuesday, to which he took to Apple’s iOS App Store. He expressed a dislike for the way Apple’s application system is set-up stating that customers shouldn’t have to lose their applications if they switch to another device other than the iPhone. He stated â??You purchase an app for one operating system, and if you want it on another device or platform, you have to buy it again.â?? He pretty much states that the solution to the problem is HTML 5, more specifically, the carrier run Wholesale Application Community.
For those unaware, the WAC is a web-based storage unit [that's what I like to say it is, really] that are theoretically compilable with any device that uses an HTML5-capable browser. The apps will be limited in function for the time being, considering only native apps can take advantage of the developer tools available for the different platforms.
According to Samsunghub.com, Samsung has announced an Android based Galaxy Player.
The 9.99MM think Galaxy player will run on Android 2.2 Froyo OS. It’s list of features includes a 1HGz CPU, 4-inch LCD screen that will support up to WVGA resolution, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, 3.2MP rear camera with a front facing camera for video calling, GPS, a microSD card slot, the Android Marketplace, and access to Samsung applications. It’s also got a removable batteryâ?¦ if you’re into that sort of thing. The sizes will be 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB. No word on pricing.
Wellâ?¦ my iPod Touch doesn’t look that impressive now. It’ll make its debut at CES where Samsung is expected to show off a wide variety of products.
I wouldn’t get to comfy with iOS 4.2, as a new rumor is claiming that Apple is already planning to release iOS 4.3 in mid-December.
MacStories reported the story on Tuesday citing an anonymous source stating Apple plans to release iOS 4.3 in mid-december. The update is said to allow users the ability to subscribe to content, like tablet only newspaper, â??They Dailyâ??.
This goes hand-in-hand with the report that Apple would hold a special media event on December 9th to announce plans for it’s subscription plans along with partnerships with content providers. The report claims that Apple has hopes of releasing iOS 4.3 on December 13th, just four days after the media event would take place.
Unfortunately, this could wind up being delayed due to issues that forced the delay of iOS 4.2.
Yesterday’s Keynote of Steve Jobs at MacWorld dragged everybody to the Internet, not just Apple fans but many other Internet enthusiast. It even pull down Twitter during the keynote. I downloaded the MacBook Air guided Tour and just finished watching it in its full glory and here are the few words that slipped off my lips – awesome, damn, jesus, holy cow, oh! man – I think I seriously need to get a MacBook Air. Continue reading →
This will perhaps be a pivotal development in music listening and syncing; it is reported that Apple plans to make iPods Wi-Fi enabled soon. According to the report, Universal Scientific Industrial (USI) will produce the wi-fi modules and Foxconn will perform as the OEM system assembler. Wi-fi enabled music players have a high chance of becoming the mainstream for all portable music models – Samsung and Sony will also sport wi-fi enabled portable music systems. It may be noted that Microsoft Zune is wi-fi enabled. The Apple Wi-Fi enabled iPods are expected to be in retail markets by the second half of this year.