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Sphero's BB-8 update gives us (tiny) hints about Star Wars: The Force Awakens


The latest Sphero BB-8 update has given us a few very, very tiny hints about Star Wars: The Force Awakens - including some new dialogue from C-3PO.

The internal update gives people with the already hugely-popular BB-8 app-controlled droid a few new 'holograms' from fellow droids C-3PO and R2-D2.

The new dialogue - which we're assuming is from the film - includes C-3PO saying "I've never needed your assistance more than at this moment", "Oh my, this is a calamity!" and "R2-D2, you are a genius."

R2-D2's dialogue is: doo doo DO, [scared grumble a bit like that time I was caught by Jawas], Squeak Squeak CHIRP chirp chirp chirp chirpy chirp!

Yep - dunno about you, but that's completely unlocked the film's plot to us. God-darn spoilers.

Still, it's a nice indicator that more is coming to the cute little toy - now that we've spent a few weeks driving our pets mad and seeing how far it can drop without the head falling off.

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Patrick Goss is the ex-Editor in Chief of TechRadar. Patrick was a passionate and experienced journalist, and he has been lucky enough to work on some of the finest online properties on the planet, building audiences everywhere and establishing himself at the forefront of digital content.  After a long stint as the boss at TechRadar, Patrick has now moved on to a role with Apple, where he is the Managing Editor for the App Store in the UK.