By Matthew de Neef | Indeterminate Blog Team
The past few weeks have been fairly busy in the tech world. Here's what went down; from BBM heading to Android, Motorola's new phone, LG's new flagship, COD BO2's DLC, to Google's new Nexus 7 and Android 4.3.
Moto X: is it X-ceptional?
LG's G2: G-nius?
I'm not sure of any other reason for this phone's launch other than LG's attempt to keep up with what Samsung and HTC have got going in the Android world. The new G2 smacks of "flagship" with a typically large 5.2" panel, sporting a "usual" 1080p panel, with a 13MP main camera. A thrashing quad core beating heart with 2GB RAM joins Android 4.2 under the hood. That's all well and good (very good, I know) but what's interesting about this phone is where the volume and power buttons are, on the back below the camera. LG reckons people rest their index finger below the camera on the back, and that might be nice for the power button. So wait, if you put your phone down on the desk, won't the power button get pushed? SA availability isn't known.
Call of Duty Black Ops 2 DLC
Original story from ITNewsAfrica
“Apocalypse contains four multiplayer maps and the zombie campaign Origins. The fours maps consist of: Pod, a derelict Taiwanese modernist compound; Frost, a snowy European villa; Takeoff, a close-quarters focused remote launch site on an island; and Dig, an adaptation of World at War’s Afghanistan-set map Courtyard.” Activision says the DLC will set you back about R490 if you've got the DLC Pass or about R150 on its own.
BBM Heading to it's Green Robot Friend
Originally featured on DigitalStreet SA
In a move that's got most Android users smirking, Research In Motion, uh, I mean, Blackberry Ltd as it's called now, seems to have realised it's dying market share needs something to pick it up, and the software route seems the only way. Although the BlackBerry Z10, keyboard-based Q10, and cheaper 9320-upgrade-esque Q5 (which is heading to our shores, see below) are getting to the modern-level of iPhone and Android, they aren't selling as well as BlackBerry are hoping. So it seems logical that BlackBerry's only real feature, BBM, or BlackBerry messenger, is heading to Android and iOS soon. Samsung phones in South Africa have been rumoured to be getting access to the app from the Samsung Hub first, followed by all other devices on the Play Store. We'll keep you updated on this story as it develops.
(Kind of) El-cheapo BB10 Goodness in the BB Q5
Google Talks Nexus, Android 4.3 (still Jelly Bean)
That should help you get back on track with what's happened in tech lately. Thanks for reading, share us on Facebook, and comment on what you think of these devices!