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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: July 17, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: July 17, 2012

This morning we've got a hot tip on the next generation of Google's Nexus lineup - it's a laptop-tablet hybrid and you're gonna love it. Microsoft has found a total of 28 million PCs affected by a browser choice coding error in which, believe it or not, users were not presented with a choice of which web browser they would like to use right out of the box. There may well be video chat fees at AT&T when the iPhone's iOS 6 rolls out. You'll find that Sonos has been updated with a tablet UI for Android and a Retina upgrade in graphics for the iPad.

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Sonos Android Controller updated with tablet UI

Sonos Android Controller updated with tablet UI

Sonos Controller for iPad isn't the only app from the multi-room audio company to get an upgrade today, with the Android version of the software tweaked to suit tablets. We spotted Sonos' new iPad app earlier today, complete with Retina Display graphics; the iPhone app has also been updated to suit the smartphone's Retina panel. Now, though, Android tablets can join in on the Sonos Controller fun.

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Sonos for iPad gets Retina upgrade

Sonos for iPad gets Retina upgrade

Sonos has updated its free controller app for the new iPad, bringing Retina Display graphics support to the multi-room remote software. Sonos Controller for iPad v3.8.1, fresh to the App Store today, also introduces a new - and much requested - feature for controlling volume, repurposing the iPad's physical volume buttons to control audio levels from Sonos rather than the tablet's own media playback.

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Small Sonos: Is multi-room music overkill in a tiny apartment?

Small Sonos: Is multi-room music overkill in a tiny apartment?

I'd always ignored Sonos. Not in the sense that I didn't appreciate the clever mesh networking, or like the idea of controlling multiple streaming speakers from a single device, but because I assumed you'd really need to be living somewhere spacious to make the most of it. Since I'm squeezed into a central London flat that could (generously) be described as bijou or - if you don't speak real-estate agent language - just plain tiny, splashing out on Sonos seemed like a waste of money.

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Sonos SUB goes on sale

Sonos SUB goes on sale

Sonos' wireless subwoofer, the Sonos SUB, has gone on sale today, offering to boost the bass in your multi-room system. Priced at $699 for the high-gloss black lacquer finish model available today - but with slightly cheaper versions in the pipeline - the SUB uses the same proprietary wireless system as Sonos' other kit, and features twin force-canceling speakers that the company says cut out shakes and rattles.

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Sonos iOS and Android apps get SUB support

Sonos iOS and Android apps get SUB support

The Sonos Controller apps for iPad and iPhone, along with the Android app, have been updated to support the company's upcoming wireless subwoofer, the Sonos SUB, ahead of its launch on June 18. Announced earlier this month, the SUB features two speakers and super-simple wireless setup, requiring a single button-press on the 'woofer itself to cause it to pop up as a new device on whatever controller you're using.

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Sonos SUB blasts purple sound sauce

Sonos SUB blasts purple sound sauce

Today the folks at Sonos have decided to advertise for a brand new wireless subwoofer by the name of Sonos SUB with a dish of purple non-Newtonian fluid. The speaker itself will undoubtedly sound just fabulous when its released to the public, but for now there's not many ways to show off its power without literally having people standing next to it. Because of this, Sonos brought out the non-Newtonian liquid and let it bounce, dance, and otherwise go crazy in purple.

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Sonos drops own controller for smartphone apps

Sonos drops own controller for smartphone apps

Sonos has decided to discontinue its own controller hardware with sales of the Control CR200 to stop on May 31. The popularity of smartphones and free controller apps on both Android and iPhones for the Sonos networked audio system has led to the inevitable demise of the Sonos dedicated controller hardware.

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