Adam and Eve may have started out with an apple, though the half eaten fruit seems to have fallen out with those that matter centuries later, during the upcoming Christmas season. Pope Benedict XVI will be seen lighting up the Christmas tree on Mount Ingino with a gentle tap on the Sony Tablet S and not the iPad, which until last Christmas was the favored device for the job.
“Benedict XVI will activate the illumination from his apartments in the Vatican Apostolic Palace. He will touch the screen of a Sony Tablet with the Android operating system which, via the Internet, will transmit the command to switch on the electric current to the tree,” revealed Vatican News sources.
The Christmas tree is in reality a grand assemblage of lights that have been built on the slopes of Mount Ingino in the Italian town of Gubbio. Measuring a massive 450 meters in width and 750 meters on height, its also one of the biggest of its kind in the world.
However, while the tree will be lit up in all its glory, what we are keen to know is the real reason for the switch over from Apple’s iPad to the Sony Tablet S. Perhaps it has something to do with the long delay that the Pope’s app would have had to endure to get approved from Apple, which is a bit simpler with the Android OS.
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