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Amazon Kindle firmware v3.0.1 goes public

Amazon Kindle firmware v3.0.1 goes public

Looks like Amazon were satisfied with just 24hrs public testing of their beta v3.0.1 Kindle firmware for the third-gen ereader, since they've now begun distributing it generally.  Currently available to download, and set to go out as an OTA update "in the coming weeks", Kindle firmware v3.0.1 promises various unspecified "performance improvements" together with the ability to set up a new Amazon account directly from the Kindle itself.

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iPhone 4 proximity sensor won’t be fixed in iOS 4.1

iPhone 4 proximity sensor won’t be fixed in iOS 4.1

Apple's promised fix for the iPhone 4's temperamental proximity sensor won't be included in the upcoming iOS 4.1 firmware release, according to Apple Australia spokeswoman Fiona Martin.  The fix - which will address some handsets' tendency to activate the iPhone 4's touchscreen and trigger phantom keypresses that could mute or end the call - was confirmed a work-in-progress by Apple CEO Steve Jobs back in July.

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Sony Reissues PS3 Firmware v3.41, Fixes Hard Drive Installation Problem

Sony Reissues PS3 Firmware v3.41, Fixes Hard Drive Installation Problem

A few days back, we reported that the latest firmware update to Sony's PlayStation 3, version 3.41, was causing some major problems for those who like to take advantage of installing new hard drives into their console. It was a problem that many PS3 owners were having. And while we waited for Sony to respond, folks were trying to figure out their own way to fix the problem. Reverting back to previous firmware versions seemed to be the only logical fix, but that's all changed now, as Sony has come forward with a (hopefully) permanent fix of their own.

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Pandigital Novel firmware update boosts beleaguered tablet

Pandigital Novel firmware update boosts beleaguered tablet

Pandigital promised to address their Novel tablet's issues with some tweaked software, and it seems the time has finally come.  Nate from The Digital Reader spotted a new firmware update for the Novel, and the good news is that it turns it into a reasonable Android tablet.  The bad news, though, is that as an ereader it still lags behind the nook and Kindle.  Touchscreen responsiveness - after a couple of hard-resets - is much improved, as is WiFi stability, but page turns in the Reader and Library apps are still too slow.

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Sony add 3D panorama mode to NEX-3 and NEX-5 cameras

Sony add 3D panorama mode to NEX-3 and NEX-5 cameras

Sony has released a new firmware update for their NEX-3 and NEX-5 interchangeable lens cameras, which adds the ability to record in 3D Sweep Panorama mode.  The new mode - which updates the NEX camera's ability to create panoramic photos simply by holding down the shutter release and panning across a scene - outputs images with 3D depth information that can be later shown on compatible Sony 3D HDTVs.

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Froyo coming Q3 to Desire, Legend and Wildfire confirms HTC

Froyo coming Q3 to Desire, Legend and Wildfire confirms HTC

Updates for the HTC Desire, Legend and Wildfire aren't far off, as HTC has confirmed that they're planning an Android 2.2 Froyo roll-out - complete with HTC Sense, of course - sometime from Q3 2010.  According to the company's UK team, the three handsets are among "several of our 2010 models" that will get the updated version of the Android OS, which their engineers are currently hard at work on.

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