Its been a big week in the news for Google following their 2011 I/O event that introduced us to Android 3.1 along with Ice Cream Sandwich and Android @ Home. They also unveiled their new Cloud Computing laptops from Acer and Samsung called Chromebooks. Microsoft bought Skype for $8.5 Billion and Samsung revealed they would be demoing an impressive High Density 2560 x 1600 10.1-inch display at SID 2011 next week.

Now this weekend’s news headlines in brief:

  • Adobe has released version 10.3 of Flash Player for all compatible platforms including Mac, Windows, Android and Linux.
  • HP has Introduced the first ever Wi-Fi mouse, which does away with the need for cables or USB Bluetooth dongles. It features a rubber palm grip cover and boasts 9 months of battery life. Its called the HP Wi-Fi Mobile Mouse and its available now for $50.
  • Netflix has released an Android version of it’s App for 4 compatible HTC phones and 1 Samsung Phone. You can instantly watch TV shows & movies streaming from Netflix. Also the iPad and iPhone App has been updated to include subtitles. At present just 30% of it’s streaming content has been included with more on the way.
  • Apple released the third developer Preview of Mac OS X Lion to Developers, which introduced a new reminders menu in iCal, a new next desktop button in the Dashboard page, a new 3 finger gesture to initiate Mission control & Spaces and improved compatibility with external displays.
  • The HTC Flyer is no available in Europe from €500 for the basic entry level Wi-Fi only version and €650 for the 3G edition.

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