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Day September 1, 2010

webOS 2.0 SDK seeded to developers, new features abound

Palm fans rejoice! The beta SDK for webOS 2.0 is now available for download to Early Access developers. The best mobile operating system just got better. I’ll give my own take on all the latest features — Stacks, Just Type, Quick Actions, third-party Synergy support, Exhibition, and lots more — in the near future. If you can’t wait, hit up the links for a preview of what’s in store for the second coming of webOS.

Source: Palm Developer Center via PreCentral, Gizmodo

AutoCAD for Mac returns, ends 18 year absence

Now architects, engineers, and designers have one more reason to switch to a Mac. And, of course, there will be a companion iOS app to go with AutoCAD 2011 for OS X.

Source: Autodesk via Gizmodo, Daring Fireball

Intel buys Infineon’s Wireless Solutions Business for $1.4 billion

This is a very interesting move by Intel in its race with ARM to conquer the mobile processor space. I’m a little surprised that Apple didn’t make a bid, but they may already have all their chess pieces in play.

Intel via Ars Technica, Engadget

Samsung Galaxy Tab spotted in FCC filing sporting GSM, 5GHz WiFi

Could the Samsung Galaxy Tab be coming to AT&T as well? It’s a distinct possibility now that a version of the device has been unearthed in an FCC filing under the name “SHW-M180S”. This version of Samsung’s slate boasts HSDPA connectivity and a quad-band GSM radio that includes an AT&T-friendly 1900MHz radio frequency. An even juicier tidbit is revealed in the paperwork: dual-band 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi that should allow for greater building penetration as well as speeds in excess of 100Mbps. At this rate, we may see a version of the Galaxy Tab launch on every major carrier before the year is through.

Sources: FCC, Global Certification Forum via Engadget