ITProPortal Noon Roundup 25-05-12

Sony has rolled out its Music Unlimited service on Apple's iOS platform, months after it was released for Android users, in a bid to catch up with the likes of Spotify which have long been present on the iPhone and the iPad. Two plans will be available for customers, one at £3.99 per month and the other costing £9.99 per month, with a rolling contract.

Nokia has axed the forthcoming version of the Symbian operating system, Symbian Carla. According to Mathias Fiorin, Product Marketing Manager for Nokia South Europe, the next version of the Symbian OS has been scrapped. This will result in Symbian Carla, and Donna, coming nowhere near any Symbian devices.

A partnership between Google and the non-profit group Teach First hopes to improve the UK's computer science curriculum. Google chairman Eric Schmidt said the tech giant would fund the training of "more than 100 first rate science teachers over the next three years, with the majority focused on computer science". The Teach First scheme sends promising graduates on a six-week training program, and then assigns them to teach in schools for two years.

Samsung has pushed out the source code for the Galaxy Note, once again. This time around, however, the latest version includes the Ice Cream Sandwich kernel, also known as Android 4.0. It's good to see Samsung making the new source available not long after the device itself has been updated with Ice Cream Sandwich, allowing developers and tinkerers to get stuck in, as is their want, creating custom ROMs and suchlike.

Nokia has announced that the Nokia Lumia 610 will be launched in the UK, in the 1st week of June, and it already looks in trouble, partly because of the strategy mobile phone operators have adopted. The phone will be the fourth of Nokia's Windows Phone line up to launch and it is the weakest of them all, with the most notable difference being that it only has 256MB memory - compared to 512MB, for the rest of the line up: which comprises of the 800, 710 and 900.