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Canonical unveils Ubuntu OS for phones, doubles as desktop OS

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In a world dominated by iOS and junk-food-inspired Android operating systems, Canonical, developers of Ubuntu, feel there’s room for a mobile version of its user-friendly Linux distribution. However, rather than provide what is solely a mobile OS, Canonical boasts that this OS can actually plug into a PC and turn...
Canonical unveils Ubuntu OS for phones, doubles as desktop OS
Acer CEO warns Microsoft about Surface tablet (translation: Acer is terrified of Surface)

Inside Google's ultrabook gambit

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With a new laptop Google is betting that living in the cloud is not just cheaper, but much better. FORTUNE -- Cloud computing has been around for some time now. But not many people believe they can do all their computing in the cloud. Not many, that is, outside the...
Inside Google's ultrabook gambit

There's Some Hope For Windows 8 After All (MSFT)

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Microsoft is getting ready to launch a new version of its Windows 8 operating system, codenamed Windows Blue, this summer that will reportedly fix many gripes people have with the current version. Microsoft's hardware partners are getting ready for the transition too. We've already seen some reports that smaller and...
There's Some Hope For Windows 8 After All (MSFT)
Dell mistakenly sees hope in Windows RT where others don't

3 More Companies Say They'll Build Microsoft Surface RT Tablets

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Dell, Lenovo and Samsung have committed to building their own Surface RT tablets, Microsoft announced on Monday, building out an ecosystem for the company's heavily hyped new Windows 8 platform. Microsoft also disclosed new details about the capabilities of the new tablets, including that they will be able to sit...
3 More Companies Say They'll Build Microsoft Surface RT Tablets

Barnes & Noble to stop building Nook tablets, seeks hardware partners

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Barnes & Noble has announced that it will stop manufacturing Nook tablets, but the company is not getting out of the tablet market completely. Instead of building its own, Barnes & Noble will attempt to create a co-branded line of tablets with third-party manufacturers. The announcement does not affect...
Barnes & Noble to stop building Nook tablets, seeks hardware partners

Microsoft Could Be Alienating Hardware Partners With New Tablets

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Microsoft's Surface tablet is a measured gamble to enter the cutthroat tablet business, but the company could be alienating longtime hardware partners that are......
Microsoft Could Be Alienating Hardware Partners With New Tablets

Microsoft Has Lost Its `Audacity,' Former Top Exec Says

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Joachim Kempin joined Microsoft in 1983 and spent almost 20 years at the company. For much of that time he oversaw Microsoft's relations with the company's hardware partners. He helped orchestrate Microsoft's rise to industry dominance, but also crafted some of the practices that landed Microsoft in hot water with...
Microsoft Has Lost Its `Audacity,' Former Top Exec Says
Microsoft reportedly doesn't care if its $199 Surface tablet pushes partners out of the market
Sorry, Nokia: Microsoft's already testing its own smartphone

Sony VP: We're Not Disadvantaged By Windows 8

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"I wouldn't say it's a disadvantage," says Sony VP Steven Nickel. "I think the opportunity is just to see what Windows 8 brings in terms of mobility." The day after Apple unveiled its iPad Mini, essentially the company's fifth-generation tablet, I trekked uptown to the W Hotel in New...
Sony VP: We're Not Disadvantaged By Windows 8
HTC Titan II Review: Initial Impressions (Hands-On Photos)

Acer President Wong: Consumers Are Still Confused by Windows 8

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Earlier today, Acer announced its not-so-surprising plans for a low-priced Android tablet, which AllThingsD’s Bonnie Cha covered in full here. But while sitting down with Acer President Jim Wong yesterday at CES, we discussed that other tablet maker. No, not Apple — Microsoft. Acer, in case you haven’t been following...
Acer President Wong: Consumers Are Still Confused by Windows 8

Microsoft Admits Its Risks with Surface

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When the software developer produces hardware, it might alienate its hardware partners -- and Microsoft knows it must walk a careful line when promoting the Surface tablet....
Microsoft Admits Its Risks with Surface

China Finally OKs Google’s Acquisition Of Motorola Mobility

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It’s been just over nine months since Google announced their intentions to acquire hardware manufacturer Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, and now it seems that the final pieces of the deal have fallen into place. According to a new report from the Associated Press, Chinese officials have finally given the...
China Finally OKs Google’s Acquisition Of Motorola Mobility
Five Years Of Android: The Devices That Defined Google's Mobile OS

What's Going to Sell Windows RT Tablets? Features, Not Price, Say Hardware Partners

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Microsoft's first Surface tablet with Windows RT has been released at a price that's substantially higher than competing Android tablets, so Microsoft's hardware partners have decided to ... sell it for more? Both Asus' VivoTab RT and Dell's XPS 10 will be priced equal to or higher than the Surface with...
What's Going to Sell Windows RT Tablets? Features, Not Price, Say Hardware Partners
With MWC Nearing, More Evidence Of A Nokia Tablet Emerges

A Surface Smartphone From Microsoft? Yes, Please!

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If Microsoft really is considering its own "Surface" smartphone, the business decision would be a callous, cold-hearted one that could alienate future partners and leave just two other manufacturers of Windows Phones. But as history has shown, this kind of bold move could pay off. Boy Genius Report claimed Tuesday that...
A Surface Smartphone From Microsoft? Yes, Please!

The Future Of Microsoft Is Sunny With A Chance Of Thunderstorms

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The past few years haven’t been kind to Microsoft. (There’s no need to walk down memory lane. We all know what’s happened.) But somehow that’s all changed in the past few days. Surface and Windows Phone 8, along with Windows 8 and Xbox prove there’s still some fight left in...
The Future Of Microsoft Is Sunny With A Chance Of Thunderstorms

Android this week: Hot home screens; more Nexus partners; Galaxy S III pre-orders

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Even with manufacturer “skins”, Android tablet home screens haven’t been much more useful than those on Android smartphones, even though the slates have larger displays. One third-party software developer wants to change that and it’s using Kickstarter to fund the effort. A $5 pledge will get you a copy of...
Android this week: Hot home screens; more Nexus partners; Galaxy S III pre-orders

Microsoft acknowledges new risks to Windows business

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Smartphones and tablets pose a risk to Microsoft’s traditional Windows business. Meanwhile, the company’s Surface tablet computer will compete with its hardware partners and could make them less loyal to Windows in the end. Those might seem like obvious statements to anyone who has been following these topics, but up...
Microsoft acknowledges new risks to Windows business

Acer's CEO Slams Microsoft's Tablet: 'I Don't Think It Will Be Successful' (MSFT)

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Acer, the world's fourth largest PC maker, has dismissed Microsoft's chances of becoming a rival to Apple by building its own devices and urged its software partner to focus on its new operating system instead. Microsoft announced on Monday that it would design and sell its own "Surface" tablets to...
Acer's CEO Slams Microsoft's Tablet: 'I Don't Think It Will Be Successful' (MSFT)

Apple and Google Teaming Up on $500 Million Bid for Kodak Patents

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Bloomberg reports that Apple and Google have joined forces to put forward a bid of more than $500 million to purchase the patent portfolio of bankrupt imaging pioneer Eastman Kodak.The two companies, competing for dominance of the smartphone market, have partnered after leading two separate consortia this summer to buy...
Apple and Google Teaming Up on $500 Million Bid for Kodak Patents

The Long, Weird Road To The Facebook Phone

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Time and again, Mark Zuckerberg has made it perfectly clear: "We're not going to build a phone." Zuck's most recent pronouncement came at Facebook's 2012 fourth-quarter earnings call. (See also Facebook's Zuckerberg: We're Not Going To Build A Phone.)  On Thursday, just two months later, Facebook is widely expected to announce an...
The Long, Weird Road To The Facebook Phone

Android this week: Google X phone; Flipboard goes big; Galaxy gets Grand

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Results of Google’s Motorola purchase haven’t yet appeared in any new products, possibly to avoid issues with other Android hardware partners. That may be changing in 2013. A Wall Street Journal report indicates that Google and Motorola resources are designing an Android handset to better compete against Apple and Samsung....
Android this week: Google X phone; Flipboard goes big; Galaxy gets Grand

The Worst Case Scenario For Windows 8

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Last week, Microsoft released the first public test version of Windows 8, its next operating system. It's got a very tough job. It has to beat back three threats at once: the iPad, the Mac, and potential indifference among businesses. But even in the worst case scenario, Windows 8...
The Worst Case Scenario For Windows 8

Here's Everything You Wanted To Know About Microsoft's Upcoming iPad Killers (MSFT)

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Microsoft's Windows chief Steven Sinofsky just put up 8,000+ word blog post on Microsoft's plans for Windows 8 on the low-powered ARM processors that today run the iPad and most other tablets. This is the most critical part of Windows 8. Like every version of Windows, Windows 8 will...
Here's Everything You Wanted To Know About Microsoft's Upcoming iPad Killers (MSFT)

CES 2013 day 4: Samsung's bendy phone screen, Android oven, and more

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Our rapid roundup of the other things happening on the showfloor as reported elsewhere, as the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas begins to wind downDay 4 of CES always sees the journalists and exhibitors all getting a bit battle-weary. The big keynotes are done, the big themes will have...
CES 2013 day 4: Samsung's bendy phone screen, Android oven, and more
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