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OnLive, a company that provides console-quality games streamed over the internet, has announced the launch of its app for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. The OnLive app allows portable device users to play console games that they normally would not have access to.

OnLive calls its service “cloud gaming,” and it offers access to nearly 200 console and PC games without having to install them locally. The company’s servers do all of the hard crunching and processing of the game remotely, and then stream it to users’ devices. This method allows relatively slow mobile devices to play high-end games that usually require much more computing power. Users have the ability to stream the games to their devices over Wi-Fi or 4G LTE cellular networks, though the service will obviously work much better with faster connections.

The company says that over 25 games in its library, including top-tier titles like L.A. Noire, have already been adapted to the touchscreen controls that smartphones and tablets require. The rest of the games can be played with the optional Universal OnLive Wireless Controller that connects to a device over Bluetooth and costs $49.99. The OnLive service has built-in syncing across multiple devices, so users can play a game on their tablet, and then pick up where they left off on their PC with the OnLive PC app.

The OnLive app is available for free in the Android Market now and is expected to hit the iTunes App Store in the near future. The Universal OnLive Wireless Controller is expected to be available in the U.S. and UK in the near future as well. Games can be rented or purchased for play on the service, and OnLive also has subscription options available.


Though Android Ice Cream Sandwich is only available for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus right now, it’s done enough to make us Android 2.3 users pretty dissatisfied with our perfectly decent OS. If reports are accurate, the update floodgates should be set to open – starting with the Google Nexus S.

The Google Nexus S is the former lead Android device and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus’s immediate predecessor. It’s a decent phone, with a 4-inch Super AMOLED display and a 1GHz single-core processor. It didn’t rock people’s world half as much as the Galaxy Nexus has, though.

Still, one of the key benefits of Google Nexus S ownership over the past 12 months or so has been priority updates – and that seems to be the case even with the next gen Android Ice Cream Sandwich too.

According to a number of Google+ postings, Google is in the process of testing its new OS on its old Nexus S device. How is it doing this testing? By using its own employees as guinea pigs, of course.


The mighty Angry Birds has come to the Nokia Lumia 800 and it’s better than ever. Looking fantastic on the stunning 3.7-inch AMOLED screen, we’ve recorded a quick hands-on video preview to whet your appetite for our full Angry Birds on Nokia Windows Phone review, coming tomorrow.

We doubt there are many people left that haven’t heard of Angry Birds, but if you’re one of them, here’s the deal. A pack of evil green pigs has run off with your eggs and it’s up to you, the angry birds, to take the battle to the swine, smash their defences and bring home the eggs and bacon.

While this amazing game has long been one of our favourites and by far the best smartphone game you can play, it looks better than ever now thanks to the stunning Nokia Lumia 800, with the gorgeous 3.7-inch AMOLED ClearBlack screen showing the great cartoony graphics to their best effect.

We’ve got a full review of Angry Birds coming for you soon, but to tide you over until then, we’ve recorded a quick hands-on video of Angry Birds on the Nokia Lumia 800, giving a glimpse into how great the game looks on the Nokia Windows Phone, thanks to the unbeatable Windows Phone 7.5 OS.



Handset maker Motorola is back with the new version of its best-selling smartphone Razr, which is sleeker and more powerful than the earlier models.

The latest version of the Android 2.3 ( Gingerbread) device is equipped with a 4.3-inch super AMOLED display, scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass screen, 1 GB RAM and a dual-core 1.2GHz processor. It also has a front-facing 720p HD video camera and 8-megapixel rear-facing camera.

The handset is priced at Rs 35,990, while the best buy price is Rs 33,990.

“One of the best-selling mobile phones of all time, the original Motorola Razr redefined what a mobile phone was as people worldwide proudly flaunted their fashion items,” Motorola Mobility Mobile Devices business country head-sales and operations (India and South West Asia) Rajan Chawla said in a statement.

The device comes preloaded with the Motorola MotoCast app, which allows users to stream or download content straight from the PC.

“With the new Razr smartphone, we’re bringing sexy back in a stylish and sleek body…We expect style-conscious and technology-savvy people in India will be eager to get their hands on this new fashion icon,” Chawla said.

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By YE12, more than 30% of interactive videos invoked for collaborative purposes will be satisfied through cloud computing.

By 2013, more than 25% of the content that workers see in a day will be dominated by pictures, video or audio.

A surplus of existing monitors, low prices for new monitors, and easy connectivity will enable more than 60% of knowledge workers to routinely use at least three displays as part of their primary PC work spaces by 2015.

Plan for less than 20% of employees being able to replace a laptop with a tablet through 2012.

By 2020, mobile and web AD will have evolved into multichannel application development.

By 2015, mobile Web technologies will have advanced sufficiently such that half of the applications that in 2011 would be written as native apps will be, instead, delivered as Web apps.

By 2013, mobile phones will overtake PCs as the most common Web access device worldwide.

Fewer than 5% of handsets sold in 2014 will support LTE. 75% of tablets sold in mature markets in 2014 will have a screen size of approximately 10”

Android will remain the top smartphone platform in shipment terms through 2015.

Most CIOs should plan to support at least three mobile platforms by 2012.

By 2013, Microsoft will overtake RIM in smartphone shipments.

(Source: Gartner)



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