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Today's Tech: HP slams Microsoft Surface, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean latest, and new GTA V trailer arrives

Iconic games producer Rockstar set the web alight with the release of the new Grand Theft Auto V trailer. Playing like a promo to a Hollywood crime blockbuster, it sheds new light on the motivations of the games' three protagonists, whetting the appetite with a climactic montage that showcases various in-game scenarios available when players finally get stuck into the virtual sandbox that is Los Santos circa 2013.

In other news, HP's head of PC, Tom Bradley has slammed Microsoft's new Windows Surface tablet, branding it "slow and kludgey". In an interview with IDG Enterprise, Bradley points out that Microsoft's first foray into the tablet world is no threat to HP, saying he'd "hardly call Surface competition." That sounds like fighting talk, especially when you consider how HP's launch of its tablet-laptop hybrid the HP Envy x2 coincided with that of the Surface.

Some Android news now, and tech behemoth Google has followed up the latest additions to its hardware range – the Nexus 4 handset and Nexus 10 tablet - by delighting owners of two of its older products with the announcement that they would be on the receiving end of a quickfire software update.

Both the Galaxy Nexus smartphone and Nexus 7 mini-tablet were made privy to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean in the last couple of days, and now rumours are starting to swirl hinting that two more of 2012's highest-profile Android devices, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3, are being lined up for a trip to the recently refurbished sweet shop in early-2013. Unfortunately, we're also starting to find out the devices that aren't going to be privileged with the latest Android version, with two of Google's older products set to be excluded from the latest candy binge - but you'll have to click on to find out more.

Lastly, more news on Steven Sinofsky's abrupt departure from Microsoft this week. Conspiracy theories regarding his move away from the Redmond-based firm have been rife - after all, who'd want to accept the simple explanation that Sinofsky wanted to pursue new things after 23 years with the same company? Not former Microsoft engineer Hal Berenson, for one. Berenson stated that Sinofsky wanted to spread his wings of power and take control of the Windows Phone and Microsoft developer divisions, and walked out after being foiled in his plans. Who then turned to refute these claims? That's right, Sinofsky himself. Follow the above link to see his riposte.