After ringing in the new year with
Samsung has announced, to our dismay, that a tooth-tinglingupgrade will not be available for every model in its Galaxy fleet. Unlucky owners of the and the will have to make do with trusty old Android 2.3 Gingerbread instead.
Those who are craving a chillier sugar rush shouldn't be too alarmed, however, for while Samsung taketh away with one hand, so it giveth with the other., the Galaxy Nexus, have been announced for the UK -- a white 16GB model and a 32GB version of the traditional black model, both of which will be available soon.
Two brand-new phones have also been announced by the Korean company: theand . The former will be a more powerful version of , and the latter, a budget Android phone sporting a super AMOLED screen. Neither model will come packing ICS though, and it's been confirmed that the M Style won't be making an appearance in Blighty at all. Oh Samsung -- you build us up, only to knock us right back down.
Meanwhile, HTC is soon to launch, which the company is hoping will restore it to its former glory after it in Q4 of 2011. Poor old BlackBerry, once the darling of the smart phone world, is also suffering after a rather miserable year. This week it emerged that , with the board considering jettisoning its two chairmen in favour of a new independent director.
has revealed that owners of Apple devices are far more likely to hit the web on their gizmos than owners of Android, Nokia or BlackBerry devices. Smart phones and tablets running Apple's iOS software performed 52.1 per cent of all mobile browsing last year.
Clearly not wanting to drop the ball, LG and Motorola have quietly got in on the new-year-new-phones precedent set by Samsung, with the former launching the CES, the international technology show in Las Vegas. Keep your eyes peeled for the and hopefully some new Sony blowers too., and the latter showing off the . We expect more phones to be unveiled later this week at
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