Android Q Developer Preview Officially Announced

Android Q Developer Preview Officially Announced

For a while now we have been hearing reports about some of the features of Android Q, where the folks at XDA Developers managed to get their hands on a leaked build, but unfortunately there was no mention of when the official developer preview would be launched. There was some speculation that we could be getting close, and now it seems like the time has come.

Google has officially announced the launch of the beta for Android Q. The beta will be initially available to Pixel devices which means that non-Pixel users will have to wait their turn. Note that this is only the beta which means that certain features might not work, or certain features could actually end up getting removed ahead of the final release.

Android Q Developer Preview Officially Announced

Android Q Developer Preview Officially Announced

For a while now we have been hearing reports about some of the features of Android Q, where the folks at XDA Developers managed to get their hands on a leaked build, but unfortunately there was no mention of when the official developer preview would be launched. There was some speculation that we could be getting close, and now it seems like the time has come.

Google has officially announced the launch of the beta for Android Q. The beta will be initially available to Pixel devices which means that non-Pixel users will have to wait their turn. Note that this is only the beta which means that certain features might not work, or certain features could actually end up getting removed ahead of the final release.

Nintendo Labo Vr Kit For The Switch Announced

Nintendo Labo VR Kit For The Switch Announced

Last month it was reported that Nintendo could be working to bring virtual reality (VR) to the Nintendo Switch soon. The good news is that it looks like they have in a rather interesting way in the form of the Nintendo Labo VR Kit. As you can see, this is a VR headset that is reminiscent of Google Cardboard where the Switch will act as the display for the VR headset.

Also judging by the design on the outside of the box, there are various ways for users to enjoy VR using the kit, such as creating a kit that looks like a bird and experience “flying”, a gun-like kit that could let players play an FPS game, and there is also a kit that looks like it could double up as a camera of sorts.

Pokémon Sword And Shield For The Nintendo Switch Announced

Pokémon Sword and Shield For The Nintendo Switch Announced

Last year Nintendo released a couple of new Pokemon games for the Nintendo Switch, but for the most part they felt like a remake of older (read classic) Pokemon games, such as Pokemon Yellow. For fans who are hankering for a brand new Pokemon, Nintendo stated that such a game would be launching in 2019.

The good news for fans who have been waiting is that it looks like the game has since been officially announced in the form of Pokémon Sword and Shield. Similar to Pokemon Let’s Go! where there were two versions, these new games will be split into Sword and Shield where they are set to take place in a brand new region called Galar.

Sony Xperia 1 Flagship Announced With 4k Oled 21:9 Display And Triple Rear Cameras

Sony Xperia 1 flagship announced with 4K OLED 21:9 display and triple rear cameras

Sony Mobile unveiled the Xperia 1 flagship at MWC earlier today. There were few surprises given the numerous leaks in the lead up to the press conference, including a full specs leak a few days back. All of those leaked specs were on the ball, but to repeat, Sony's new flagship is called the Xperia 1, which shows Sony adopting a new naming structure for 2019 devices.

Emperor's English Post-abdication Title Announced

Emperor's English post-abdication title announced

Japan's Imperial Household Agency announced on Monday that Emperor Akihito will hold the English title of "His Majesty the Emperor Emeritus" after he abdicates on April 30.

The agency says Empress Michiko will be referred to as "Her Majesty the Empress Emerita."

Fujifilm X-t30 Mirrorless Camera Announced

Fujifilm X-T30 Mirrorless Camera Announced

We have been hearing rumors that Fujifilm could be close to launching a new mirrorless camera in the form of the X-T30. Turns out the rumors were right on the money as the company has since officially announced the camera, making it the company’s latest mirrorless camera to date.

However this is the X-T30 which makes it the successor to the X-T20. This means that it is not one of Fujifilm’s higher-end cameras like the X-T3 or the X-Pro2 or the X-H1. However if pricing is a concern of yours, then the X-T30 is definitely priced lower than the flagship models and should be good enough to get you into the game.

Assassin's Creed Iii Remastered Announced For Nintendo Switch

Assassin's Creed III Remastered Announced For Nintendo Switch

Late last month a listing on a gaming retailer’s website revealed that Ubisoft could be looking to bring the Assassin’s Creed 3 collection to the Nintendo Switch. It turns out the rumors were right because Ubisoft has since officially announced Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered which will be launching on the console come May 21.

According to Ubisoft, “Assassin’s Creed III Remastered will launch on May 21 for Nintendo Switch, bringing two full Assassin’s Creed adventures to Nintendo’s console. In addition to Connor’s titular adventure through the American Revolution – which includes all its original DLC, including alternate-history adventure The Tyranny of King Washington – Assassin’s Creed III Remastered also includes Assassin’s Creed Liberation Remastered, which follows chameleonic Assassin Aveline de Grandpre’s fight for freedom in 18th-century New Orleans and Chichen Itza.”

Canon Eos Rp Full-frame Camera Officially Announced

Canon EOS RP Full-Frame Camera Officially Announced

According to recent rumors, Canon has a new EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera in the works that could be a budget model. It turns out the rumors were right on the money because Canon has since officially announced the EOS RP, the company’s next attempt at a full-frame mirrorless camera that won’t break the bank.

For those unfamiliar, Canon announced their first full-frame mirrorless camera back in 2018. However there was always something “missing” from the announcement, and it turns out that the EOS R represented a mid-range full-frame camera, and now the EOS RP is the budget version, which means that there could be one more high-end camera in the works.

The Legend Of Zelda: Link's Awakening Announced For Nintendo Switch

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Announced For Nintendo Switch

It was previously teased and speculated that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword would be coming to the Nintendo Switch. However Nintendo later clarified that this wasn’t true, but if you are looking for a new Zelda game to play on the console, then you’ll be pleased to learn that Nintendo has since announced that Link’s Awakening will be coming to the Switch.

For those who are unfamiliar, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is not a new game. The game was originally released on the Game Boy more than 25 years ago, but it is now being remastered and reimagined for the Nintendo Switch, giving gamers a chance to play the game if they haven’t played it already.

Olympus Om-d E-m1x Mirrorless Camera Announced

Olympus OM-D E-M1X Mirrorless Camera Announced

Earlier this month, Olympus teased that they had a new camera in the works that would be announced today, and sure enough they have. The company has since officially taken the wraps off its latest mirrorless camera in the form of the Olympus OM-D E-M1X, which definitely doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue.

As Engadget points out, the camera feels like a larger version of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II. It’s not necessarily a bad thing and if you don’t have the E-M1 Mark II, then this could be worth considering. However if you already own it, then maybe the upgrade might not be worth paying for.

Nominees For The '11th Cd Shop Awards' Announced

Nominees for the '11th CD Shop Awards' announced

The second group of nominees for the '11th CD Shop Awards' have been announced. 

The nominated works that were announced at this time include original albums released between January 1 to December 31 of last year. Twelve works were selected by 326 sales clerks which brings the total nominated works to 27. 

Final Fantasy Digital Card Game Announced For Smartphones

Final Fantasy Digital Card Game Announced For Smartphones

While card games, even digital ones, have been around for a while now, it seems that in recent times they are starting to catch on in terms of popularity again. We have to wonder if this might have anything to do with the success that Blizzard is seeing with Hearthstone, but since then we’ve seen quite a few card games launch.

Now it looks like Square Enix wants in on the card game genre as well because they have announced the Final Fantasy Digital Card Game which will be launching for smartphones and the PC. As the name implies, this is a digital card game that will be based around the Final Fantasy franchise and will feature characters from the series.

Fujifilm X-t30 Registered Online, Could Be Announced Soon

Fujifilm X-T30 Registered Online, Could Be Announced Soon

If you’d rather not spend money buying one of Fujifilm’s high-end flagship cameras like the Fujifilm X-T3, X-H1, or the X-Pro2, then maybe one of the company’s mid-rangers could be of interest to you. In fact last we heard, the company could be working on a successor to the X-T20 in the form of the X-T30.

Now according to a tweet by Nokishita Camera, it appears that the camera might have already been registered at the Bluetooth website. While the registration does not explicitly mention the X-T30 by name, safe to say that given the rumors, there is a good chance that the camera in question is the X-T30.