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Tablet shipments in India jump 159% year-on-year in Q1 2013, Apple third behind local OEMs

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We know that smartphone adopting is growing fast in India — particularly for the iPhone — but what about tablets? They’re growing too, albeit at a lesser rate, with Apple ranked third behind local players Micromax and Datawind, according to a new report. CyberMedia Research estimates that shipments of tablet...
Tablet shipments in India jump 159% year-on-year in Q1 2013, Apple third behind local OEMs

Intel's Core i3 NUC mini-boards set to hit market in October, power up hobbyists and OEMs

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Intel has finalized the specs of its Next Unit of Computing (NUC) board, and announced it'll go on sale in October for less than $400 with a case and power supply. Carrying a 4 x 4-inch form factor between a Raspberry Pi and mini-ITX board, it'll be equipped with...
Intel's Core i3 NUC mini-boards set to hit market in October, power up hobbyists and OEMs

Google bringing Chromebooks to 100 Best Buy stores in US, Dixon’s in UK

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Google just announced at its day 2 Google I/O keynote that Chromebooks will be coming to 100 Best Buy stores in the U.S. and Dixon’s stores in the UK. Google’s Chromebook site already has a “Buy In Store” option that will allow you to locate a Best Buy location...
Google bringing Chromebooks to 100 Best Buy stores in US, Dixon’s in UK
Pandora Launches New HTML5-Based TV Experience, Starting With Xbox 360 and PS3

Microsoft, Nokia, Oracle Fire Forth A Fresh Antitrust Complaint About Google In The EU - Dubbing Android A Mobile Marketplace "Trojan Horse"

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FairSearch.org group, a lobby group that counts Microsoft, Nokia and Oracle among its number, has filed a complaint about Google’s Android platform to the European Commission, describing Android as a “Trojan horse” designed to enable Google to “dominate the mobile marketplace and cement its control over consumer Internet data for online advertising...
Microsoft, Nokia, Oracle Fire Forth A Fresh Antitrust Complaint About Google In The EU - Dubbing Android A Mobile Marketplace "Trojan Horse"

Microsoft CEO Ballmer touts Windows 8 momentum

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer kicked off the company's annual Build developer conference emphasizing the momentum of the company's new Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 operating systems. "In just the last three days, we have sold 4 million Windows 8 upgrades," Ballmer said Tuesday at the conference in Redmond,...
Microsoft CEO Ballmer touts Windows 8 momentum
NFC Task Launcher App Maker Tagstand Partners With T-Mobile on Tap Tag App, Plus Other Carriers And OEMs

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

Microsoft secures Android patent agreements from two more vendors

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Two more Android vendors have agreed to pay Microsoft licensing fees in response to the company's claims that Google's free mobile OS contains Microsoft patented technology. The latest vendors to pay up are EINS SE, which sells Android tablets under the Cat brand in Germany, and Hoeft & Wessel,...
Microsoft secures Android patent agreements from two more vendors

Microsoft announces new start screen for Windows Phone with more personalization options

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At Microsoft’s Windows Phone Summit today in San Francisco, the company unveiled the future roadmap of its mobile product. This has been quite an interesting week for Microsoft, which shared its plans to jump into the hardware game with its hybrid tablet, Surface. A big part of the Windows Phone...
Microsoft announces new start screen for Windows Phone with more personalization options
Killer Wireless-N 1202 adds Bluetooth 4.0, saving room in a gaming laptop for something else

Apple Controls 75% Of The Profits In The Key Mobile OEM Space

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Apple Controls 75% Of The Profits In The Key Mobile OEM Space: Speaking of crazy charts… these great ones by Horace Dediu of Asymco are just bonkers. In the first, you’ll see that Apple retains the top rank in profitability among mobile phone OEMs for the third straight year… In...
Apple Controls 75% Of The Profits In The Key Mobile OEM Space
Microsoft's Terry Myerson Sees Windows Phone As A "Well-Funded Startup," Downplays Smartphone Rumors

IDC latest to pile on OEMs for poor Windows 8 PC sales

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Shortages of touch-enabled Windows notebooks led to a steeper-than-expected decline in PC sales last quarter, according to research firm IDC....
IDC latest to pile on OEMs for poor Windows 8 PC sales

Antitrust complaint levied against Google in EU, this time it's all about Android

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Google has spent the past couple years facing down antitrust accusations in Europe for pushing its web services over those of competitors. But, just as that case is coming to a close, the New York Times now reports that new anti-competitive allegations have been levied against Android. This new...
Antitrust complaint levied against Google in EU, this time it's all about Android

Excited about Windows Phone 7.8? A ROM of the update has leaked

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Fans of Windows Phone gather ’round, and here the tale of the leaked Windows Phone 7.8 ROM. Well, that’s really the whole story, you can find it here. The fine print is pretty specific, however, The ROM will only works on HTC HD7, the original poster states, and the build...
Excited about Windows Phone 7.8? A ROM of the update has leaked
Windows 8.1 fingerprint reader support includes option to secure folders with a finger

Windows 8 ARM tablets suffering pricing problems due to Microsoft fees, report claims

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According to Digitimes, original equipment manufacturers are having a hard time meeting price targets for tablets that will run Microsoft’s forthcoming Windows 8 RT operating system, which is coded for touch input. This is no small matter. TNW has written on topic a host of times, fretting publicly that Windows...
Windows 8 ARM tablets suffering pricing problems due to Microsoft fees, report claims

Android chief called back in Oracle-Google trial to discuss patents

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Andy Rubin comes back to court, and Oracle and Google attorneys discuss the importance of mobile OEMs in this trial....
Android chief called back in Oracle-Google trial to discuss patents

2012 mobile market share: Apple and Google continue to gain, while everyone else falls

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A new report from comScore shows the gains and losses in mobile market shares and it appears that Apple and Google are still the only ones making positive moves. In mobile subscribers by percentage, Apple was the only gainer, increasing to 12.8% from 10.8% in October of 2011. As far...
2012 mobile market share: Apple and Google continue to gain, while everyone else falls
Nokia: We've Stooped In Smartphones To Conquer In Windows Phone 8 -- "We Will Innovate, Out-Maneuver, Outsell Everyone"

Microsoft’s Surface Tablet Is Already Crushing the Dreams of Other Windows Hardware Makers

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The first Microsoft Surface tablets won’t hit the streets for months, but the devices are already causing problems for other companies who make tablets and raising difficult questions about how how Microsoft is treating the companies that build computers and mobile devices based on its software. Just a day after...
Microsoft’s Surface Tablet Is Already Crushing the Dreams of Other Windows Hardware Makers

HP says Surface has not changed its relationship with Microsoft, promises more tablet details 'pretty soon'

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HP has been offering plenty of glimpses of its upcoming Windows 8 tablet, but it so far hasn't been doing much talking about it -- or about Microsoft's own entry into the tablet market with Surface, for that matter. That's now changed thanks to an interview senior sales VP...
HP says Surface has not changed its relationship with Microsoft, promises more tablet details 'pretty soon'
The new and updated games of Windows 8

Hang with the Ars Editors for a Friday Fireside Chat!

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The tablet scene has changed wildly in the past two weeks. Microsoft and Google have each announced their own "in house" designs (Microsoft Surface and Nexus 7, respectively), taking the reins from OEMs (to varying degrees) in order to combat the dominance of the iPad. And to make matters even crazier, the...
Hang with the Ars Editors for a Friday Fireside Chat!

How the Apple-Samsung case could push OEMs closer to Google and stock Android

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You’ve probably heard by now that Samsung took a real thrashing at the hands of Apple’s crack legal team late last week. In addition to the physical design patents, the jury found that Samsung’s TouchWiz interface was ripping off the iOS look and feel, known as trade dress. Samsung made...
How the Apple-Samsung case could push OEMs closer to Google and stock Android

Can a touchscreen fix Windows 8 on the desktop?

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If you followed our coverage of the IFA trade show last week, you’ll know that the most intriguing Windows 8 and Windows RT hardware on display came with a common mantra: available October 26, pricing information to follow. While that was true of just about every one of the not-very-tablety...
Can a touchscreen fix Windows 8 on the desktop?
Nuance’s Dragon ID Lets You Unlock Your Smartphone By Talking To It
Nokia Lumia 510 surfaces in China, complete with Windows Phone 7.8

"A Nightmare For Carriers"

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"A Nightmare For Carriers": A few things here: 1) Boo-fucking-hoo. The carriers have raked consumers over the coals for years with things like SMS charges, which have a near-infinite margin. 2) This shows the position of power Apple has now. This is a direct result of going exclusive first with...
"A Nightmare For Carriers"
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