Tizen OS has broadened its support in a deal with 36 influential companies.
Samsung and Intel’s rival operating system, Tizen, is slowly gaining more support with 36 more companies getting on-board with the new OS. The new deal sees the likes of eBay, Konami and McAfee add their support to the Linux-based OS.
Each new partner will now have the chance to add input and insight into the development of Tizen. With the new OS gathering pace at an alarming rate, could Tizen be a threat to Android’s dominance?
HTC’s new Desire 500 is a mid-range device boasting a decent specs list.
Although it was originally announced way back in August, the HTC Desire 500 has only just hit the UK, currently being sold in Carphone Warehouse. It’s your typical mid-range device, but with a decent processor to boot. Full specifications can be found below.HTC Desire 500 specifications Qualcomm 1.2GHz quad-core processor 1GB RAM 4.3″ display 800×480 resolution 8-megapixel rear camera 4GB internal storage microSD slot
Contracts for the Desire 500 start from a lowly £15 per month, with a SIM-free price of £199.99.
Our sister mag Play is celebrating its fantastic redesign by giving you the chance to win a PS4
With the launch of the PlayStation 4 now just days away, the leading unofficial PlayStation magazine Play has been overhauled to fall in line with the next generation hardware. And to celebrate this makeover, Play will be giving one lucky reader a free PS4 and a bundle of launch games including Assassin’s Creed IV and Call Of Duty: Ghosts.
The new-look Play is crisper, cleaner and better than ever, the wit and wisdom of diehard PlayStation experts complemented by beautiful art and 1080p screens finally allowed to speak for themselves.
There are new elements created based on the functionality of the PS4, as well as new sections based on the way we play. It’s a next-gen magazine in every sense and will be the ultimate resource for PlayStation gamers.
The Advent Vega Tegra Note looks to compete against the Hudl and MyTablet.
With the festive holiday fast approaching, manufacturers are bursting onto the scene with new tablets at an alarming rate. We’ve recently seen the Tesco Hudl, Tabeo E2 and Argos MyTablet all hit the market, but the new kid on the block is definitely something to take a closer look at.
The Advent Vega Tegra Note has been brought to the UK by Dixons Group, who will be selling the Tegra Note through Currys and PC World. For £179.99, you’ll get a 7″ tablet with a 1280×800 display, Tegra 4 processor, 5MP rear camera and Android 4.2 on board. It also comes bundled with a stylus which can be found on the side of the tablet.
The tablet is available for pre-order starting today, with it being readily available to purchase on the 15th November.
Via: Dixons Group
Breach & Clear isn’t your typical Android shooter. Read our full review to find out more.
Breach & Clear is in essence a shooter, but one that looks to create a more tactical and strategic experience for players to really enjoy. To start you need to choose from a real-world squad, be it the Navy Seals, US Army or another military outfit. Each specialises in different areas, with some being more useful in certain levels than others.
After choosing your squad, you can then equip them with various equipment and weapons based on the mission you’re given. The variation on weapons and equipment is great and you get a real sense of how important it’s to choose the right equipment for your team.
Gameplay wise, each mission is different enough to keep you interested. You need to manually control each member of your squad and can keep track of their status and health on the right side of the screen. If you spread your squad out to take out different enemies or to search a room, you may find the camera angle becomes so zoomed out that it’s hard to make out which characters are where. Apart from this small mishap, Breach and Clear is a quality addition to the Play store.
Just over 50% of all Android devices are now running a version of the Jelly Bean update.
Following the recent announcement of Android 4.4 KitKat, Google has announced the latest figures of the OS didtribution across Android devices, with Jelly Bean now on over 50% of all devices. It’s a great step for the OS, with Google keen to update and bring as many devices as possible to one of the later Jelly Bean updates.
With Android 4.4 being tailored for low powered devices, we could soon see a plethora of new devices getting their hands on Jelly Bean and KitKat soon enough.