Mobile Operating System

Android will replace iOS as the most important platform to developers

According to Ovum, Android has replaced Apple’s iOS in terms of importance to developers in the Asia-Pacific region in the last 12 months. However, it is clear that iOS and Android form the core of developer support and that although these two platforms may vie for ultimate supremacy almost all developers support both platforms. In its second annual developer survey, ...

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Skype for Windows Phone coming soon

Microsoft appears to be working on Skype app with deep Window Phone integration. Skype’s VP of products, Rick Osterloh, revealed that Microsoft’s Skype division is “working on a Windows Phone product that will be coming out soon,” during an interview at CES 2012. Based on unconfirmed reports, Skype integration in Windows Phone will arrive with Appolo, which is the next ...

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LG becomes the 11th Android OEM to pay royalties to Microsoft

Electronics giant LG becomes the 11th Android OEM to sign a licensing agreement with Microsoft. Under the agreement LG will have to pay royalties to Microsoft to access its IP portfolio for all of LG’s tablets, phones and “other consumer devices” which run either Android or Chrome OS. So far, major Android OEMs such as HTC, Samsung and Acer have signed ...

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Windows Phone update fixes disappearing keyboard & more

Microsoft appears to have released an update for Window Phone that includes bug fixes and improvements. For the moment, it is only available for LG Optimus 7 on Vodafone network according to reports. The latest update is currently at version 7.10.8107.79. Change log below:

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Over 700,000 Android devices activated everyday

The Android operating system appears to be doing very well. Back in December 2010, we reported that over 300k Android devices are activated a day, a year later, there are over 700,000 Android devices activated everyday. According to Andy Rubin, Senior Vice President of Mobile at Google, the activations are counted when a new Android phone is activated for the ...

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Panasonic making a comeback with its smartphones outside of Japan

Panasonic is making a comeback with its smartphones outside of Japan after the Japanese consumer electronics giant pulled out of the overseas mobile phone markets in 2006 due to stiff competition. It has been reported that Panasonic will launch a new range of Lumix Android smartphones in Europe first(coming spring 2012), followed by North American and Asian markets.

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Adobe Flash Player don’t work on Android 4.0, yet

The latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) does not run Adobe Flash, for now. Adobe Flash has yet to support the Samsung Galaxy Nexus which runs on the latest Android operating system. Its not an Android issue or a hardware issue, it is because Adobe has changed its mobile device strategy, calls for HTML5 to replace Flash. In statement, ...

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Android Repairs cost Mobile Operators $2 billion a year

A new research claims that Android device returns and repairs are costing the mobile operators around the world up to $2 billion per year, with each handset return costing operators up to $130. Managed services firm WDS, which offers device management and call center services to operators in a recent report indicates that Android handsets are more likely to suffer ...

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