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AMNews: Google TV Honeycomb Update, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Google Android Film Rentals, PlayStation 4 Rumours

In the next few weeks, the Google TV Honeycomb update will be finally made available after a prolonged wait. Even though complete confirmation is not available, a screenshot has been spotted which proves that even though it is late - it is there.

Having launched the version 11.10 of the open source Ubuntu platform, Canonical is now more focused than ever on developing its next product - the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The LTS tag stands for Long Term Support, meaning it will be supported by the company for 5 years on servers, and 3 years on desktops.

For Android powered phone and tablet users, a new film rental service has been launched by Google. Now users in the UK will be able to rent films directly from the Android market. The starting price of this service is £2.49. There is a similar service already operating in America.

Facebook could face a hefty fine of €100,000 or more by a data protection watchdog in Ireland for allegedly retaining personal data that users had deleted. It all started when Max Schrems, a law student from Austria, requested the 1,200 pages of personal data Facebook was storing about him on its servers.

The most recent rumour published about the PlayStation 4 is that it might be launched on 2013. This rumour was actually very vague as no other detail are available yet. In a recent report by Develop-Online, various sources "within Sony's internal studio structure" confirmed that teams have begun "preliminary work" on the PS 4 gaming console.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.