Verizon delays Galaxy NexusFacebook Timeline debuts in New Zealand, Hulu's Face Match feature helps place that familiar mug, and Verizon's postponement means no Ice Cream Sandwich smartphones for Americans just yet.
It's Thursday, December 8th, 2011. I'm Cara (Seboy?) in cnet.com and it's time to get loaded. For those of you eagerly awaiting the arrival of the next Flagship Android phone, be prepared to be disappointed. Verizon have been (coy?) about a launching for the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone and sales documents have listed this Friday December 9th as the due date. Now, the carrier has declined to comment at all about a potential launch for the American debut of the first Ice Cream Sandwich Smartphone. On Live has finally availed its cloud gaming service out for tablets. You may recall that On Live allows gamers to play console quality games over Wifi, 4G or 3G. On Live servers process all the graphics and then send the video back to your supported device. There is a little lag involved but not enough to make games unplayable. The new version works on the iPad and some Android Tablets. Additionally, the company will be releasing a universal wireless controller for $50 that will work with many touch screen tablets. Kiwis are the first in the world to get their hands on Facebook's new time line feature. The company choice New Zealand as its test market while it continues to work out the kings and flush out the service. When widely available, time line will get Facebook users the chance to see status updates, posts and photos in chronological order. No word on when it will become available to the rest of the world. Microsoft just had a big week. First, updates for Window 8 and the new media channels for the x-Box and now, for the first time ever, Microsoft gaming contents is available on Apple products. The gamers can download the free X-Box (??) on to their IOS devices and play with their avatars, connect with friends or keep up with breaking gaming news. We've first told you about Verizon's plans to create a streaming TV and movie service yesterday. Well today, more details have emerged. According to tech ranch, Verizon is partnering with Red Box at the $1 movie rental fame to provide digital entertainment subscriptions starting next May. The monthly service will be available for a variety of devices. IOS, Android Roku, X-Box, Google TV but not traditional set top cable boxes. Have you ever seen an actor on a TV show or movie and you couldn't place your finger on who it is. Hulu has implemented a new feature that solves that problem. It's called Face Match. When the video is paused, the viewer can hover their mouse over the actor's face revealing details about that actor. Face Match only works if you enable it in the settings. Those are your headlines for today. I'm Cara (Seboy?) for cnet.com.