SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 3, 2013

Eric Abent - Jan 3, 2013, 8:00pm CST
SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 3, 2013

Welcome to Thursday evening everyone. Today Google settled its antitrust case with the FTC, avoiding fines in return for agreeing to license its standard-essential patents and removing advertising limits. The BlackBerry Z10 has leaked for Verizon and AT&T, while the ZTE P945 phablet has been revealed in leaked renders. Samsung has confirmed its oft-rumored Tizen handsets for 2013, with ASUS announcing a Leap Motion partnership today that will bring gesture controls to its PCs.

RIM and T-Mobile have announced the BlackBerry Curve 9315, and new rumors are saying that the LG Optimus G2 might get a reveal at CES 2013. Facebook has added free Voice Messaging and limited VoIP to its Messenger app, and GameStick reached its Kickstarter goal today, just one day after launching the campaign. The ASUS ME301T 10-inch tablet leaked today, complete with a Tegra-3 processor and Jelly Bean, while Corning announced that it will be debuting Gorilla Glass 3 at CES 2013.

It looks like Pebble will be hosting a CES event of its own, and Archos has announced TV Connect, which turns any HDTV into a smart Android TV. comScore’s market share results for November 2012 are here, with Samsung, Google, and Apple at the top, and we learned today that Angry Birds was downloaded 8 million times on Christmas Day. Chicago has agreed to a new deal with Microsoft for city-wide cloud service, and Samsung has announced the NX300 mirrorless camera.

We found out that Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition was downloaded 5 million times in 2012, while one analyst is saying that the Wii U underperformed at GameStop during the holiday season. Sony has a patent application on the books for technology that would allow it to block access to used games on its future consoles, and Samsung has delivered a patch for the Exynos security hole that is present in Galaxy S III handsets. Finally tonight, we have reviews of the HTC One VX and the EliteBook Folio 9470m ultrabook for you to check out, while Chris Davies tells us why he thought Apple would jump on Leap Motion first instead of ASUS. That does it for tonight’s Evening Wrap-Up, we hope you enjoy the rest of your night folks!

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