Google Close to Unloading Motorola’s TV Business

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One of my hopes when Google had announced that it was acquiring smartphone-maker Motorola Mobility in a deal valued at $12.5 billion was that Google now has a credible hardware platform in the form of Motorola cable boxes to leverage its emerging Google TV offering. However, as we had reported earlier this year, Google is […]

Google Fingers Blame at Microsoft, Nokia for Rising Phone Prices

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Google had filed a complaint with the European Commission accusing smartphone rivals Nokia and its partner Microsoft of colluding over patents and intellectual property, which in effect is creating rising smartphone costs for consumers. The complaint was filed by the Android operating system maker on Thursday. Google says that Windows Phone OS-creator Microsoft through its […]

Apple, iOS More Valuable to Nokia Than Lumia Is In Recent Quarter

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In Nokia’s most recent financial quarter, the company announced a$1.7 billion loss attributed to rapidly declining sales of devices using its Symbian cash cow operating system as the company makes a hard transition to Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 OS. Nokia had cautioned and analysts had warned before that it will get worse before it gets […]

Bloomberg Goes Behind the Scenes in the Apple vs Google Wars

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I guess one could call the legal and business wrangling that is going on between the big mobile players entertaining. At times it certainly appears so. Apple, Google, Samsung, Motorola, HTC, Microsoft, you name it, we hear about different players all the time, and I think it could be argued that those of us who […]

Biography Reveals Steve Jobs Declared Thermonuclear War Against Android

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Steve Jobs’ biography titled ‘Steve Jobs’ by Walter Isaacson, coming Monday, reveals the late Apple executive’s disdain and utter hatred for rival Google’s Android operating system. At one point, Jobs says that he is declaring thermonuclear war against Android. When the iPhone came out in mid-2007 with what was then the iPhone OS, it joined […]

Why Is HTC Buying S3 Graphics?

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HTC has announced that it is acquiring S3 graphics from VIA Technologies and WTI for $300 million. Though HTC has focused its business on making smartphones and user interface and apps to differentiate itself from rivals in the past, the move could propel HTC into the chip business where HTC may not have to rely […]

Is Microsoft Using Nokia to Fight Apple in Mobile?

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Nokia iscontinuing its legal battle with Apple as the Finnish phone-maker has filed another patent dispute against the iPhone-maker over intellectual property. On the consumer-facing fronts, companies may appear to best each other on features, experiences, interfaces, number of apps, and developer support for their respective mobile platforms, but behind the scenes there is a […]

Internet is Wrong: Google Did Not Copy Java Code In Android

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It looks like Internet reports that Google had actually copied Java’s code–owned now by Oracle–inside its Android operating system is incorrect. ZDNet discovered that the sensational article published recently by Engadget, which has been since picked up by numerous other tech and gadget blogs, is incorrect. Acording to ZDNet, the first set of files in […]

Nokia Gains Early Advantage in Patent Fight Against Apple

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Staff reviewing Apple’s case against Nokia concerning accusations that Nokia had infringed on Apple’s patents on its mobile phones had issued a preliminary early victory for Nokia, the leading phone manufacturer in the world. In a pre-hearing examination, the U.S. ITC found that Apple had not provided enough evidence to its case, and that the […]