SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: September 19, 2012
iPhone 5 review. There’s a lot of other exciting news so lets take a peek below.
Other than the thrill from iOS rolling out to everyone, there’s big news today from that other smartphone lineup by Microsoft. Today HTC and Microsoft announced the all new HTC 8X Windows Phone 8 flagship smartphone, then followed that with their HTC 8S budget offering. Do not fret, within the usual SlashGear fashion you will see that everything about these “Lumia-like” smartphones in our hands-on. Make sure to start with our HTC 8X hands-on, then take a fast peek on the Windows Phone 8S by HTC hands-on coverage. The perfect name is Windows Phone 8X and 8S by HTC as they’ve inked a treat Microsoft for these to be the WP8 “signature handsets.”
Google is outwardly issuing a huge update to Google Maps for Android, to point out off its awesome new features the iOS 6 version doesn’t have. In other odd news Sky and Warner Bro’s inked a deal for all their content, leaving iTunes and Netflix within the cold once more. Oh and speaking of Netflix, they’ve just outed a brand spanking new Netflix experience for iPhone 5.
Last but not least the few other important bits of reports were Casio’s new cameras, and a redesigned Sony Playstation 3. Yup, that’s the standard Playstation only smaller, lighter, and appears a little different. We just want the PS4 already! Finally among the most fun news is from the Samsung front. Samsung has announced their new and ambitious 5.5-inch Galaxy Note II would be coming to five major US carriers by early November. Who’s excited?
Stay tuned for more news all day long!