New iPhone To Have Larger Screen; Galaxy Note Getting Android 4.0; Angry Birds Space Tops Charts

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Topping tech headlines on Thursday: The new iPhone might have a much larger screen, The Samsung Galaxy Note will get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich this year, and

Mobile news topped tech headlines on Thursday, as rumors surfaced that the next version of the iPhone will have a significantly larger screen. Reuters reported that Apple’s new iPhone will have a massive 4.6-inch “retina display” and is set to be released in the second quarter.

The day also brought some news for Android users with another round of devices slated to get a taste of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich soon. Samsung announced that the Galaxy Note will get Ice Cream Sandwich in the second quarter of the year. And Acer officially debuted its newest tablet, The Acer Iconia Tab A510, which will feature Nvidia’s quad-core Tegra 3 processor and run Android 4.0 right out of the box.

Microsoft, meanwhile, attempted to reassure Windows 8 customers and developers that its upcoming operating system will be able to compete with the flashy displays used on the new Apple iPad and the iPhone 4S. The minimum resolution of apps running on Windows 8 tablets, notebook and desktop displays will be 1,024-by-768, Microsoft said.

And in app news, just hours after its release, Angry Birds Space soared to the top of Apple’s App Store charts in nearly 30 countries. Spotify launched a dozen new apps, including some from trend-setting music labels like Def Jam, Matador, and Warner. And Netflix released an update to its iOS app that includes improved artwork for the new iPad’s “resolutionary” Retina display.

Also making headlines on Thursday:

By Angela Moscaritolo, PCMag


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