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How the 'evad3rs' unchained Apple's latest mobile OS
The Royal Nokia Screw-Up That Shouldn't Have Been
Telly Releases Android Tablet App As It Approaches 70K Likes Per Week On Google's Mobile OS

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

Hands-on with Jolla's Sailfish OS (video)

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We recently had the chance to spend time with David Greaves and Vesa-Matti Hartikainen of Jolla and take Sailfish OS for a spin. As you might recall, this open source mobile OS builds upon Mer (a fork of MeeGo that includes Qt) and uses the Nemo framework with a...
Hands-on with Jolla's Sailfish OS (video)

RIM is Losing The Enterprise Market to iPhone and Android

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Research In Motion ceded the consumer smartphone market to Apple and Google years ago, and soon it will cede business market as well. New research from IDC indicates that enterprise — perhaps the last stronghold of RIM’s once great BlackBerry empire — is increasingly switching to iPhone and Android and...
RIM is Losing The Enterprise Market to iPhone and Android

StyleTap brings its Palm OS emulator to Android, only asks for $50

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Chrome? Who cares, give us Blazer! For those of you who just can't let go of your legacy Palm OS apps, StyleTap has been delivering emulation software to salve your woes since about 2005. But, if you've been riding the Android train, you've been left out in the cold...
StyleTap brings its Palm OS emulator to Android, only asks for $50

Oracle CFO: We didn't want this lawsuit with Google

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Oracle's Safra Catz tries to refute Google's claims that Oracle initiated the lawsuit because it couldn't compete in the mobile OS market. [Read more]...
Oracle CFO: We didn't want this lawsuit with Google

Ballmer: Windows Phone 8 'still small', but will 'really ramp quickly'

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Following its launch event in San Francisco and the appearance of its first devices last week, Windows Phone 8 is hoping for big things in the future. Microsoft's chief exec Steve Ballmer said that its work with Nokia, HTC and Samsung offered them the chance to create a "really...
Ballmer: Windows Phone 8 'still small', but will 'really ramp quickly'

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean review: a look at what's changed in Google's mobile OS

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Google's next iteration of Android wasn't quite the full-point release jump that many of you were perhaps anticipating. Rather than using Google I/O 2012 as the launching pad for Android 5.0, we're being formally introduced to v4.1 -- a mere 0.1 ahead of where Ice Cream Sandwich placed us...
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean review: a look at what's changed in Google's mobile OS

Google I/O 2012 Keynote Overview: Nexus 7 Tablet, Android 4.1, Nexus Q Media Streamer, and Project Glass

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At its 2012 Google I/O keynote, the company showed off its Nexus 7 tablet, the Jelly Bean mobile OS (Android 4.1) with Siri-like functions, the Nexus Q media streamer, as well as improvements to Google+....
Google I/O 2012 Keynote Overview: Nexus 7 Tablet, Android 4.1, Nexus Q Media Streamer, and Project Glass

Boot up: Instagram v Vine, Playbook woes, Microsoft v BSkyB, and more

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Plus Firefox's new logo, are handsets heading for a 'black summer'?, the problem in San Francisco and moreA burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamA week after Instagram's video launch, Vine sharing tanks on Twitter >> MarketingLandIt's now been a full week...
Boot up: Instagram v Vine, Playbook woes, Microsoft v BSkyB, and more
Microsoft's Terry Myerson Sees Windows Phone As A "Well-Funded Startup," Downplays Smartphone Rumors
RIM Seeds BlackBerry 10 Software And Devices To Over 120 Enterprise And Government Customers Ahead Of Launch

Amazon adds Windows Phone 8 support to Kindle app, keeps the Live Tiles going

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Amazon's been doing a pretty decent job at blanketing those Android and iOS Kindle applications with the latest and greatest, but the same couldn't exactly be said about its Windows Phone counterpart. Today there's great news for users of Redmond's mobile OS, however, as the Fire maker has announced...
Amazon adds Windows Phone 8 support to Kindle app, keeps the Live Tiles going

Amazon Cloud is great, but not for business

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Amazon added a new element to its Cloud Drive service this week that expands it usefulness. The new Cloud Drive Sync app keeps files in sync across different devices and platforms, and pits Amazon Cloud Drive head-to-head against rivals such as Google, Microsoft, and Apple. However, businesses should steer...
Amazon Cloud is great, but not for business
Carriers and developers feed on growing Android security fears -- but are they real?
Five Years Of Android: The Devices That Defined Google's Mobile OS

China: Google's too controlling, we should create our own damn smartphone OS

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PRC officials are voicing concerns about Android’s use in China and Google’s tense relationship with Chinese web companies. In a white paper on the mobile web published last month, China’s Academy of Telecommunication Research (the research branch of the PRC’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology) states that while...
China: Google's too controlling, we should create our own damn smartphone OS

Has Google done enough to keep Android phones up-to-date?

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Google announced a new version of Android this week with some impressive new features, but it's unclear if it's done enough to solve a problem that has dogged its mobile OS: fragmentation....
Has Google done enough to keep Android phones up-to-date?

Nokia marketing head: Customers' 'biggest complaint' is missing apps

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We managed to grab a quick chat with Nokia's Global Head of Smartphone Marketing, Vesa Jutila, following the global launch of the Lumia 925. When asked about the still-notable absence of some mainstream apps within Windows Phone 8, Jutila was surprisingly frank. With reference to the company's Lumia series,...
Nokia marketing head: Customers' 'biggest complaint' is missing apps
iPhone 5 sells record 5 million units, but fails to ignite the same app marketing frenzy of the 4S

Larry Page: Android powers Google Glass

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After reaching smartphones and tablets, Google's mobile OS is stretching to electronic headwear. And looking on the bright side, the CEO says Android fragmentation shows innovation and flexibility. [Read more]...
Larry Page: Android powers Google Glass

PSA: T-Mobile's Windows Phone 8X, Lumia 810 on sale today

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After what's seemed like an interminable wait, Microsoft's freshly baked Windows Phone 8 devices are finally beginning to flood the US market. And if you happen to be a subscriber on lady Magenta, well then, mark today as the day you can claim the 8X or Lumia 810 as...
PSA: T-Mobile's Windows Phone 8X, Lumia 810 on sale today

Samsung Buddies Up With Mozilla on New Browser Tech

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Here’s an odd pairing: Samsung and Mozilla are collaborating on a software project. The two companies said today that together they are developing a new browser engine for Android and the ARM architecture. Called “Servo,” the engine will be written in Mozilla’s new Rust programming language, optimized for multi-core computing...
Samsung Buddies Up With Mozilla on New Browser Tech
Google and Samsung: with partners like these, who needs enemies?

Who should I follow on Twitter? Microsoft edition

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2012 has been pretty busy for Microsoft. We've seen the new, very different, Windows 8, not to mention a new version of its mobile OS and no end of hardware permutations from PC and laptop makers. With that in mind, this time on WSIFOT, we've assembled a together who...
Who should I follow on Twitter? Microsoft edition
Windows Phone's real test starts now

Judge orders Oracle to pay Google $1M for court costs

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A judge ordered Oracle to pay about $1 million to Google for costs related to the companies' lawsuit over the Android mobile OS. The ruling is only a partial victory for Google, which had originally sought about $4 million....
Judge orders Oracle to pay Google $1M for court costs

Google former CEO: We knew Sun wanted money for Android

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Emails from Android’s earliest days showed Google and Sun at a breaking point in their negotiations over Android and Google’s use of the Java programming language. Eric Schmidt, formerly Google’s CEO, gave testimony today in his company’s ongoing lawsuit with Oracle over Android. Android uses parts of the Java...
Google former CEO: We knew Sun wanted money for Android
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