Google have clicked the launch button for Navigation in Australia and New Zealand.
Google Navigation doesn't require an update for Google Maps - it will work on any Android device with the 1.6 OS or above and Google Maps for mobile 4.2 and above - which is more or less all Android handsets.
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Panasonic is admittedly late to the smartphone party, but they are looking to change that soon. Osamu Waki, the head of Panasonic's mobile division, spoke today at a news conference and announced that Panasonic will start rolling out Android based phones in Japan sometime in 2011 and hit the rest of the world with them by 2012.
According to Waki, Panasonic "misjudged the speed at which smartphones would be taken up in the Japanese market." There weren't a whole lot of details on exact models or specs; only Waki's statement that "with the rapid shift to Android, we want to catch up quickly."
The latest happenings from around the web - November 17th, 2010
- Impactics C3LH & K.I.S.S.S. passive HTPC @ Techpowerup
- HP Envy 14 Beats Edition @ Techreviewsource
- Alienware To Ship Laptops With Mobile 6970 @ eTeknix
- AMD Brazos Platform Benchmarked - Zacate E-350 1.6GHz APU @ Legit Reviews
- AMD Athlon II X2 255 Processor @ Vortez UK
- Sapphire HD 6850 Toxic @ OverclockersClub
- Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 @ HT4U
- Gigabyte GeForce GTS 450 1GB Video Card @ ThinkComputers
- i3DSpeed, October 2010 @ ixbtlabs
Apple has come to terms with one of their long time foes and Beatles fans everywhere who use iTunes are rejoicing. Apple, EMI, and Beatles-founded company Apple Corps have come to terms and now all 13 of the Beatles studio albums are now available on iTunes.
If you've visited Apple's homepage today, you've already noticed the Beatle-centric flavor that their site has taken. In addition to the studio albums being available, iTunes also has links to the Beatles box set, video highlights, and even a Ping page for those using the new function. "It has been a long and winding road to get here. Thanks to the Beatles and EMI, we are now realizing a dream we've had since we launched iTunes ten years ago," said Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
Intel did it and look how that worked out for Apple... Apple have flourished with the Intel powered Mac's for the last few years.
There was a slide from AMD featuring iMacs and Mac Pros that appeared at the AMD Financial Analyst Day - where of course the Internet has taken this and run away like a little girl. Driving the rumor that Apple is planning to offer a new line up of Fusion APU's in the upcoming months.
WOW. Typing all of those features and then clicking the "mobile" category for this news is something I didn't expect to do this side of 2010!
That's not all - 8 megapixel camera, 1080p video recording, dual core phone that even Superman would want to own. It is looking to get released early next year. It will be the first dual-core Android handset and will bring NVIDIA's Tegra 2 into the smartphone world.
The news of Sandy Bridge is keeping tech sites busy - but overclocking is not a big feature of those boards, but Intel will still want to keep their customers and fans happy, so maybe the Z68 chipset is going to be the overclockers BFF.
There's a slide making it's way around the internet about the Intel Z68 Express chipset - the slide below lists "performance overclocking" as one of it's features - for the processor, memory and integrated graphics.
Anand and his merry men have an article regarding the new Indilinx Martini controller. You may remember them from (what seems) eons ago before the world of SSD's was invaded by the SandForce controller as the best value for money controller in SSD's in the market.
Well, today Indilinx are pushing themselves back into the market with their Martini controller which is in the latest OCZ Vertex Plus SSD.
USB-IF announces second certified USB3.0 host controller - these are the sweet, sweet words that might help USB3.0 have more market penetration.
Most motherboards have at least 2 USB3.0 ports these days - but with this news, it is only a step in the right direction.