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11th Dec 2010 | 08:00
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It's all been a bit Android crazy this week, with Google revealing the Nexus S and detailing Android 2.3.
Meanwhile, in the Apple world, details of iOS 4.3 slipped out along with the news that iPad 2 stocks will head to warehouses in February.
Read on for this week's most popular stories on TechRadar…
Top five news stories
The Guardian is to drop its current iPod application in favour of a subscription-based one, with details of the change posted on the newspaper's website.
On a blog, the Guardian explains: "The new app will have a new price point: £2.99 for six months and £3.99 for 12 months."
This type of subscription-based app is not something that's currently available on the App Store, so it seems that it has outed a feature which will be an update to Apple iOS 4.3.
TechRadar contacted HTC earlier today about the recently announced Android 2.3 update and whether or not it will be coming to its flagship phone: the HTC Desire HD.
Although HTC didn't namecheck the phone, it did confirm that a number of its handsets will be given the update.
Google has finally lifted the lid on the barely-secret Nexus S, complete with Android 2.3 at its core.
The new phone is made by Samsung and features a whole host of next generation technology, including a 4-inch Super AMOLED display (which is apparently four times better for viewing in bright light), a 1GHz processor and a front facing video camera for video calling, although third party software is needed.
Apple will begin to stockpile its new iPad 2 tablet by the end of February, according to anonymous sources within manufacturer Foxconn.
The rumour of a shipping date for Apple's warehouses and not consumers comes from Digitimes which by no means guarantees its veracity.
However, the time frame does not look too far away from what you might expect, given that Apple is widely expected to unveil its next generation iPad a year down the line from the original.
Facebook is set to revamp the look of your personal profile page in the very near future.
Mark Zuckerberg, speaking on primetime US TV show 60 Minutes over the weekend, explained and previewed the forthcoming design changes to host Lesley Stahl, in what is sure to be seen as a major PR coup for the social network.
Top five in-depth articles
The Google Nexus S has been announced and has a UK release date of 20 December.
We've pitched the key specs of the Samsung-built handset against the key smartphone rival Apple's iPhone 4 as well as Samsung's own Galaxy S (which, as you'll see, is strikingly similar in spec). It's time to see how your next phone stacks up.
Google's promise to retire the Nexus brand after the Nexus One was a lie – the Google Nexus S has now been officially announced.
Featuring a glut of new technology and the latest unfettered Android platform, it certainly looks like an early headliner for 2011.
So check out our run down of all you need to know about the Google Nexus S, including when you can get it, how much it will cost, and which new tech-toys you'll get with it too.
The Android 2.3 update has now been officially announced by Google, along with the first Android 2.3 handset.
The new mobile OS was first shown off at the Web 2.0 summit on 15 November by Google CEO Eric Schmidt.
Looking for iPad gift ideas? You've come to the right place. We've got 12 cool iPad add-ons, gadgets and accessories to suit a range of price points and purposes. From stocking fillers to more serious investments, we've got you covered.
Analysts at Futuresource Consulting predict that by 2011 the UK will have more 3D TVs than the current front-runners, France and Germany, with one in three homes 3D Ready by 2014 - and a staggering 50 per cent by 2015.
That's an awful lot of 3D glasses - and at £100 a pop, it's a serious complaint about the 3D home experience. The solution, of course, is a 3D TV without glasses.
Top five reviews
There's an absolutely world beating phone sitting somewhere in the Pre 2's DNA, but it hasn't revealed itself here. It simply doesn't stand up to the iPhone 4 or HTC Desire Z.
Not content with bringing out a card that knocks its previously top-spec GPU into that special bin of obsolescence, Nvidia has brought out a more mainstream card that beats it too.
If you're into Android and looking for a new phone, there's very little to find fault with here. The UI is quick to understand and slick under the finger, and there's features galore.
If you've been waiting for a usable Windows 7 slate, the ExoPC Slate is close to what you've been waiting for. There are some rough edges, but the company is busy smoothing them out.
Down at the 50PJ350's level, it's all about price. That LG has created a 50-inch plasma – for so long a high-end proposition – for under £500 is a giddying achievement.
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