It’s the weekend, you’re bored, and you’re tired of reading about the latest tech gadgets online. Where do you go? Best Buy. You know you’ll probably not be buying anything from there, but you want to kill an afternoon, either alone or with a friend.
WebKit is the rendering engine that powers Apple’s Safari web browser and Google’s Chrome browser. Those two browsers alone are responsible for a majority mobile web traffic. Google has announced that they’re going to take the WebKit source code and start doing their own thing, their own engine called Blink.
Facebook is going to hold an event at 10:00 in the morning California time tomorrow. That’s a hair over 24 hours away according to my computer. Earlier today I published a piece compiling all the rumors about the “Facebook Phone” that will allegedly be unveiled at said event, but now there’s some new information that’s just plain over the top.
Mozilla, a company that once upon a time made an amazing browser called Firefox, has just announced that they’re working together with Samsung on a new browser engine. Said engine is called “Servo” and it’s built using a new Mozilla developed programming language called “Rust”.
Retuers, who doesn’t publish a rumor unless they know it’s going to happen, says Google will begin selling an updated Nexus 7 in July. Said tablet will be made by ASUS, just like the first one, but the NVIDIA Tegra chip will be swapped out for a Qualcomm Snapdragon, mainly due to power concerns.
When I purchased a Samsung Galaxy Note II in Malaysia, and then proceeded to take it with me across South East Asia, no one said anything to me about it. It was just another phone.
Similar to the Samsung article I just published, here are a handful of Sony rumors that hit the internets while I was gone for Easter.
Rather than give each of these little Samsung rumors their own article, and potentially piss you guys off, I thought I’d lump them together into a sort of “here’s what happened while I was gone for seven days” summary.
You’ve probably never heard of Florian Seiche, but he was an important guy. He was in charge of HTC’s sales in Europe. While I was away for Easter, it looks like he left. His new employer is none other than Nokia.
ARM is the company that designs the processors and instruction sets that damn near every smartphone on the planet uses. Their fastest creation to date is the Cortex A15. The only products I can think of that use it are Google’s Nexus 10 and Samsung’s cheap ARM based Chromebook. Pretty soon we’ll have the Galaxy S4, but what comes after the A15?