Welcome to the Morning Briefing for 15 February 2011, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web and what we are watching here at techgeek.com.au.
Here’s what we are watching:
- Telstra is preparing a major upgrade to its mobile network which could see the first 4G network in Australia. The Australian reports that Telstra will adopt the LTE standard – which is used by Verizon in the United States.
- Facebook on a SIM? Well, Gemalto has produced such a thing, allowing Facebook to be on all carrier SIM cards easily.
- Xbox 360 sales have gone up, according to an analyst. While this is good news for Microsoft, not all is happy news for many. Nintendo’s Wii has gone down – something that was expected since everyone really has a Wii.
- Also good news for Microsoft is that Bing has grown and chipping away from Google.
- Get ready for some quad-core love from smartphones, as Qualcomm – the makers of the 1GHz Snapdragon processor – is creating a similar Snapdragon processor but with four cores.
- Apple is set to be the biggest buyer of Samsung parts in relation to NAND memory flash, LCD screens and mobile chipsets. Interesting when Samsung is also competing.