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This Week's Chitter Chatter - Flappy Bird, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime and 5G
Great news this week if you're a fan of that addictive (and frankly, a bit irritating) Flappy Bird game - the Flappy Bird app is set to return in August! That's 6 months after its creator, Dong Nguyen, withdrew it because he was rather overwhelmed with all the attention that 50 million downloads had resulted in. The new and improved version of Flappy Bird is supposed to be less addictive (why?) and it will also feature a multi-player option. Nguyen has also recently announced that he's working on a new game which appears to involve little people clad in helmets jumping through gaps between buildings (see picture). There's no further info on the new game yet but we'll let you know as soon as we hear any more.
From games to the smartphones you play them on and news on the (alleged) premium version of the Samsung Galaxy S5. So far reports on a possible Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime smartphone are just speculation. In fact no-one actually knows if it definitely exists. However, images of a new Samsung smartphone with a 5.2-inch screen have appeared online and it certainly appears to be a new handset in the Galaxy S5 range. According to the latest rumours, Samsung are working on a Galaxy S5 Prime smartphone which is thought to feature Samsung's first 2K resolution display. Samsung have already confirmed that they are planning on launching more smartphones in the Galaxy S5 series later this year - in fact, we could see the launch of the S5 Prime as early as next month. If it is more than a rumour, it's expected to be available in a choice of 4 colours said to be black, white, gold and blue. More on this as we get it.
And finally, did you know that more than 3 million people are now using EE's super fast 4G network? Perhaps that's not surprising with in excess of 200 towns and cities (approx 70 per cent of the UK) now having 4GEE coverage. However EE are already looking ahead and starting research on its successor, 5G. 5G could offer several thousand times the capacity that 4G currently does. Don't get too excited yet though - it's expected that 5G is a few years off as it usually takes around 10 years for the new technology to be researched and developed. You'll probably have to wait until at least 2022 before 5G comes to you!