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AM News: Android Ice Cream Sandwich on Sony Tablet S, Asus Zenbook Prime to Debut in Computex?, Low PS Vita Sales in Europe

Sony released the latest iteration of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich (opens in new tab), for the Tablet S before it hits the rest of the Xperia range from last year (including the Xperia Play, the Neo and the arc amongst others). Sony's Maya Wasserman said in a blog post "The next time you connect to Wi-Fi, your Sony Tablet S should prompt you to do a system update, just click OK to download, and in a few minutes you should be ready to go on Android 4.0."

Asus may be preparing a fresh update to its range of U (opens in new tab) which was launched last year at Computex with pictures of a new Zenbook duo, an 11.6-inch UX21A and a 13.3-inch UX31A model, captured in China. Both apparently have a 1,920 x 1080 pixels IPS panel with a matte finish and according to Engadget "excellent viewing angles" and will almost certainly contain the next generation Intel Core ULV processors based on Ivy Bridge.

Microsoft has swiftly issued a fix that solves a very serious weakness (opens in new tab) in its Hotmail webmail service, one which may well have been behind the successful hacking attempt that hit PC Pro's editor, Barry Collins a few days ago (ed : Barry says no). The bug apparently allowed any individual to reset the password of a Hotmail account which locks out the legitimate owners and allows the attacker to take over the Inbox.

Sony's PlayStation Vita handheld console is selling at lower numbers (opens in new tab) than the PSP and Wii in Europe, if new sales research by Nintendo is to be believed. During a recent financial briefing, the Japanese console manufacturer released a graph that showed sales data for games consoles in the EU region.

A very interesting report has come from research firm Strategy Analytics (opens in new tab), stating that the Nokia giant was dethroned in phone sales for the first time in 14 years by Samsung. Analysis confirms that the role reversal was made in the first quarter of this year, when Samsung sold 93.5 million handsets and took 25.4 per cent share of the global mobile phone market.

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.