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Nokia Was Working on a Lumia Android Smartphone Before Selling to Microsoft

android If you're an Android fan, this may be shocking to you, but as I already suspected a long time ago, Nokia really intended to launch an Android running smartphone, before selling its mobile business to Microsoft. There were rumors and speculation since 2012 that Nokia is considering an Android device, now we know for a fact that it was a reali...

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Microsoft, Samsung keen on doing glasses, prices to range from $200 to $500

Google Glass VisionWatch out, Google. Even with a headstart in developing wearable computing devices through Glass, there are two major competitors possibly on the horizon, waiting for the right opportunity to pounce.Reports indicate that Microsoft and Samsung are both keenly interested in competing against Google in its Glass efforts. Even as Google is already testi...

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Google Helps Microsoft on YouTube App for Windows Phone

youtube app for windows phone After the first controversy between the two tech giants regarding Microsoft's YouTube app for Windows Phone, when Google accused Microsoft of unfair practices and ripping them off,  things seem to have  cooled down and the sun shines again for the two companies. The issue in question was  Microsoft's  YouTube app for Windows Phone; after giv...

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Microsoft Takes Aim at Android With Patent Portfolio in Hand – PC World

Globe and MailMicrosoft Takes Aim at Android With Patent Portfolio in HandPC WorldMicrosoft has licensed some of its patents to mobile phone maker HTC for use on the company's Android-based smartphones, it said Tuesday. ...Microsoft claims Android steps on its patentsCNETMicrosoft signs Android patent deal with HTCReutersMicrosoft Capitalizes O...

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iPhone 4.0 Multitasking Preview: Expose-Like App Switcher – Fast Company

Gadget Venue (blog)iPhone 4.0 Multitasking Preview: Expose-Like App SwitcherFast CompanyEvery other competing mobile OS, including Google's Android, Palm's WebOS, RIM's BlackBerry, and Microsoft's Windows Mobile, is capable of running more than ...IPhone HD Likely to Air June 22; Hardware, Multitasking Detailed in ReportsDailyTechRu...

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Motorola snub Google for Microsoft on Android in China – Mobile Computing News

SYS-CON Media (press release)Motorola snub Google for Microsoft on Android in ChinaMobile Computing NewsOn top of that, this search and maps deal would bring Microsoft Bing and maps to Android OS, a Google platform. The other dimension with regards to this ...Bing Coming to Motorola Android HandsetsInternetNews.comMotorola to roll out Android smart...

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Microsoft Gives Birth To It's First Android App – TechFreq News

Unwired ViewMicrosoft Gives Birth To It's First Android AppTechFreq NewsNow that app is available on Google's Android platform as well. This is the first app Redmond has made for the Android OS, and given the frosty relationship ...Google rewarding top Android developers with free Android phoneZDNet (blog)Android gets its first Microsoft ap...

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Verizon Said to Be Aiming to Release Microsoft Phones – Bloomberg

Unwired ViewVerizon Said to Be Aiming to Release Microsoft PhonesBloombergThe move would echo Google Inc.'s decision to sell the Nexus One phone, which uses that company's Android operating system. Microsoft is seeking to win back ...Microsoft Pure leaked in photos: "better than Android"Electronista (blog)Verizon Said to Be Aiming...

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Microsoft Launches Android App: Microsoft Tag Reader – Phandroid.com

Unwired ViewMicrosoft Launches Android App: Microsoft Tag ReaderPhandroid.comAndroid has been the talk of the town the last year or so and lookie lookie who wants in on the action – Microsoft. ...Microsoft Launches Its First Android App. Yes, Google's Platform.Washington PostApp Directory Mplayit: Mobile Gaming Lags On AndroidTechCrunch (blog...

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Does Amazon's Tablet Future Lie With Microsoft? – ZDNet (blog)

ZDNet (blog)Does Amazon's Tablet Future Lie With Microsoft?ZDNet (blog)Amazon is a wealthy company but it doesn't have the programming resources of a Google which can build something as sophisticated as Android, which runs on ...and more »...

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Nokia Still Working on the Mountain View Android Prototype

mountain view After the last week article from the New York Times, in which Nokia was revealed to be working on an Android device(the Mountain View project), as an alternative to their Microsoft running line of Lumia smartphones, now we just found out that Nokia didn't completely dropped the Android project, even if Microsoft's acquisition of their mobile busi...

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Google, Facebook and Twitter are “Snooping” Through Your Private Emails Test Finds

facebook According to a confidentiality test result performed by High Tech Bridge, big corporations like Google, Facebook or Twitter failed to understand that Internet users are not very happy with their private emails being intercepted and scanned. High Tech Bridge is a cyber security company based in Switzerland and decided to test the confidential...

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SmartPhones Outsell Feature Phones for the First Time in History, Thanks to Android

android According to the latest data released by Gartner in Q2 of 2013, we are living historical times : for the first time ever, smartphones outsold "dumb phones", courtesy of Android Mobile. What can I say, achievement unlocked for Android, what's next? World Peace, obviously. Let's get serious and take a look at the graph: The worldwide sales ...

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2013 Is The Year of the Smartwatch?

smartwatch If you take a look at all major players in the IT Industry, one pattern is very clear : almost each and everyone of them is working on or planning to build a smartwatch, sooner rather than later. The smartwatch seems to be the next hype in wearable technology, along with Google Glass. Taking into account that regular watches are already a huge $...

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Should Nokia Cheat on Windows?

nokia android teaserMany people have been blaming Nokia's exclusive alliance with Microsoft Windows Phones as the reason for the company's dramatic fall from grace in just a few short years. Perhaps the only way of getting Nokia to its once dominant position again is to embrace the world's most popular smartphone operating system in Android? Is the g...

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UPDATE: Samsung acquires Boxee for $30 million

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Skype for Android goes flatter, cleaner with Metro-inspired redesign

Skype video messaging update Much has been said about the new trend today moving toward flatter, cleaner and more content-oriented designs. While Apple went for the skeumorphic look since the early iPhone ages, smartphones are now becoming more avant garde, with flat interfaces focused on bringing content rather than style. Some would even say this is Microsoft’s reveng...

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Nokia and Android, A Possible Love Story?

Nokia According to market analysts, Nokia should take a closer look to Android OS, if they want to survive in an increasingly competitive smartphone market, i.e. Nokia and Android equals love. This idea is not new, there were bets made about Nokia's success with Windows Phone OS (or, more, the lack of) starting with 2012 and people suggested Android a...

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Former HTC execs create Kazam mobile startup

Kazam LogoTwo ex-HTC execs have partnered up to create a new mobile-related company called Kazam, which will create smartphones at some point in the future.HTC’s former head of sales and HTC’s former marketing chief for the UK region, Michael Coombes and James Atkins, respectively, are behind Kazam. In the new company, Coombes will act as the CEO, wh...

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HTC Fetch is apparently a new tracking and locating technology for mobile devices

HTC One X Logo aa 1 1600Making its first appearance in Taiwan’s NCC filings, an upcoming HTC tracking and locating technology called Fetch has been spotted. Judging by the short description statement, Fetch may shape up to be a software and hardware combination which could help users locate various HTC-made devices and even other people.The filing is purely to register ...

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“Below cost” Android licensing seen as anti-competitive by competitors, EU probe underway

AndroidEuropean regulators are again looking at Google’s business in the region, this time investigating alleged anti-competitive practices related to its mobile business, namely Android.Yes, the EU wants to know more about Google’s Android licensing deals, and whether the company used its position to impose certain condition to business partners.Whil...

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PRISM and the End of the Illusion of Internet Privacy

PRISM Nobody can be told what PRISM is, you have to see it for yourself. Well, if you were worried about the recent Verizon scandal, when NSA (the National Security Agency) obtained tons of metadata from the telecom company, you will have to hang on, because this time you're in for a real treat. The NSA  had a court order which allowed them to sniff ...

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Patents are killing innovation, and Obama wants change

galaxy s4 vs iphone 5 5 back aaPatent lawsuits are a weary subject. It seems that we can’t go a week without hearing about one legal challenge or another. It’s an issue which affects a lot of businesses, especially in the U.S., but the mobile technology industry is undoubtedly the most unpleasant.As far as mobile technology goes, One of the most recent cases resulted in a U....

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Larry Page and Steve Jobs: advice given, lessons learned

Larry PageAt the time Steve Jobs was nearing the end of his long bout with cancer, an important shift in Google management was afoot. Eric Schmidt had been running the show, while Larry Page and Sergey Brin decided what direction they wanted to pursue within Google, and his tenure at the top was just about done. Larry was set to take over the day-to-day oper...

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Over Half of the Smartphones Sold in April in US Run on Android OS

Android Yeah, you got that right, Android is the crowned king when it comes to mobile OS sales in April in the US. Kantar Worldpanel released the latest figures, and according to them, Android is running on 52% of the smart phones sold in the United States in April. It is very interesting to see how things develop in the mobile phone OS market, especial...

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Android accounts for 52% of U.S. smartphone sales in April; iOS and Windows Phone growing

Android logo green robot 7 1600 aaInterested to know how the big mobile operating systems rivals have been stacking up against each other so far this year? Kantar Worldpanel has you covered, as it has conducted some insightful research into the U.S. market share of each operating system.Our favourite mobile operating system grabbed an impressive 51.7% of all U.S. smartphone sales i...

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Future Intel Pentium and Celeron chips coming to Android

intel.1Intel was initially absent from the market boom that was smartphones and tablets. The company has long been playing catch-up to ARM in terms of mobile market share, and its Atom line-up of processors simply hasn’t cut it, compared with the more energy efficient designs of its competitors.However, more recently Intel has been making some waves...

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Acer to release an Android AIO affordable system, betraying Windows 8

acer androidAcer has apparently taken a small leap out of the Windows 8 band wagon and, as CNET affirms, the company is gearing up to release an All-in-One computer powered solely by Android instead Windows 8 or even the skinned RT version.The AiO will reportedly contain an Intel Core i5 4430 processor clocked at 3GHz, 1GB of DDR3 SDRAM and at least 8GB of sto...

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