Today is the day 4G finally comes to the UK, as the super-fast mobile network has been launched in 11 cities across the country by EE. Promising speeds five times faster than 3G, 4G will be available in London, Leeds, Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, Birmingham Sheffield, Bristol, Cardiff as well as parts of Southampton.
Apple has fired its senior vice president of iPhone software, Scott Forstall, over his role in the disastrous launch of Apple Maps. Forstall is believed to have fallen out with the other Apple execs since the death of Steve Jobs last year, and his apparent refusal to sign an apology over the Maps product seems to be the final straw.
CEO Tim Cook explained the situation in an email:
“Scott Forstall will be leaving Apple next year and will serve as an advisor to me during the interim. I want to thank Scott for all of his many contributions to Apple over his career.”
John Browett, Apple’s retail chief, has also been fired by the Tech giant, though he had only been in the job eight months after joining from UK retailer Boots.
Hot on the heels of releasing Windows 8 and the Surface tablet last week, Microsoft has officially launched Windows Phone 8, the latest version of its mobile operating system.
The new OS shares the same core code as Windows 8, making integration between the two platforms a lot smoother. New Windows 8 versions of Facebook, Twitter and Skype will all be launched alongside the 120,000 apps already in the Windows Phone Marketplace.
Windows Phone 8 will launch on phones this weekend from the likes of Nokia, Samsung and HTC.
Google has officially announced its first smartphone with LG, the Nexus 4, the Nexus 10 tablet from Samsung, as well as the 3G version of the smaller Nexus 7 tablet.
Google also launched an update to its operating systems, Android 4.2. Just like the previous version, the Android |OS is codenamed ‘Jelly Bean’, suggesting that it’s only a slight tweak to the . All these Google goodies, along with their music streaming service, Google Music, will be available from 13 November.
Written and presented by Alfred Joyner