Microsoft Files EU Complaint Against Motorola Mobility; Ubuntu for Android Will Bring the Desktop to Your Phone

Microsoft sues Motorola Mobility, claims FRAND abuse
Microsoft is the latest tech giant to take aim at Motorola Mobility--and by virtue of its $12.5 billion acquisition, Google--in a FRAND (fair, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory) abuse claim. The software giant today filed a formal competition law ...

Ubuntu for Android Will Bring the Desktop to Your Phone
Designed to coexist with Android on users' multicore smartphones, the new version of Ubuntu is designed to launch the full Ubuntu desktop when the phone is docked with a keyboard and monitor. The rest of the time, the phone runs Android as usual.

Microsoft Files EU Complaint Against Motorola
New York Times
BRUSSELS — Microsoft filed a complaint Wednesday with European Union antitrust authorities accusing Motorola Mobility of making patents too expensive, marking a new stage in a long-running feud between Microsoft and Google, which owns the cellphone ...

Microsoft files antitrust complaint against Motorola
Microsoft has joined Apple in filing an antitrust complaint against Motorola Mobility, claiming the company is trying to use online video standards patents as a weapon, and that new owner Google is doing nothing to stop it.

AT&T vs. Verizon: LTE showdown in the Big Apple
Although its average speeds lagged behind Verizon's in my tests, AT&T's 4G LTEservice has a lot going for it. That's because in a few spots the AT&T network wasn't just fast, it was blazingly fast, with a peak throughput of over 40Mbps. More details...


Ubuntu For Android Smartphones Coming For MWC
If some of that instantiation sounds familiar it's because Motorola Mobility (NYSE:MMI) likes to pair some of its high-end Android smartphones, such as the Atrix 4G, Photon 4G and Droid Razr devices, with a lapdock. When the phone is connected to the ...

Canonical will pitch Ubuntu with Android on Motorola Atrix 2 at MWC
Canonical's Ubuntu Linux distribution is arguably one of the most popular consumer friendly versions of Linux available, and the firm will tip up at MWC with a Motorola Atrix 2 smartphonethat when placed in a dock can run a full-blown desktop Ubuntu ...

Smartphone Users' Fickle Taste for Their Apps
The Atlantic
By Peter Osnos People with iPhones or Android phones may download a lot of apps, but they tend to use very few of them after a while. The lede of USA Today's business section one morning recently was startling: "Apps Rapidly Lose Their Appeal" was the ...

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Microsoft hits Motorola, Google with EU complaint
The Associated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) — Microsoft on Wednesday lodged a formal complaint with the European Union's competition regulator against Motorola Mobility and its soon-to-be owner Google, saying Motorola's aggressive enforcement of patent rights against rivals breaks ...

Ubuntu Plans to Turn a Smartphone into a Full-Sized PC
Wall Street Journal (blog)
There are already a few attempts to marry a handset with a laptop, such as the Motorola Atrix 2. But London-based Canonical is going a step further with Ubuntu Linux for Android, which it says will provide a full desktop operating system when a ...

Twitter Tweaks iOS App, Adds Ice Cream Sandwich and Other Android-esqe Devices
PC Magazine
Either way, The latest Twitter updates to iOS devices, plus additions of other Android devices is sure to get people to refresh their app update screen. Both regular Android and iOS devices get the ability to swipe on tweets to reveal additional ...

Microsoft lodges complaint with EU competition watchdog against Motorola ...
Washington Post
BRUSSELS — Microsoft on Wednesday lodged a formal complaint with the European Union's competition regulator against Motorola Mobility, saying the company's aggressive enforcement of patent rights against rivals breaks competition rules.

Canonical brings Ubuntu to Android
OS News
Yesterday, Ubuntu announced Ubuntu for Android. This new product basically allows you to run the entire Ubuntu Linux distribution on your Android smartphone connected to an external display and keyboard and mouse. At first glance, you may think we're ...

Samsung Galaxy Note Review: Living with a Gigantic Smartphone
By Jared Newman | @OneJaredNewman | February 22, 2012 | + Thanks to an over-the-top Super Bowl ad, millions of people have heard of Samsung's Galaxy Notesmartphone — but for the wrong reason. Although the Galaxy Note's stylus was the focus of the ...


Microsoft Says Motorola Mobility Blocks Sales in Complaint Filed With EU
(MSFT) filed a complaint with European Union antitrust regulators saying Motorola MobilityHoldings Inc. (MMI) is attempting to block sales of personal computers and game consoles that run its software. Motorola Mobility is violating a pledge to ...

Microsoft Files EU Antitrust Claim Against Motorola Mobility
22 (Bloomberg) -- Microsoft Corp. filed a complaint with European Union antitrust regulators saying Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. is attempting to block sales of personal computers and game consoles that run its software. Motorola Mobility is ...

Android Takes Number One Spot in the UK As I Look for the Analyst's Data
First up, it's tough to argue with this survey stating that 50.3% of the UK population now fall under the smartphone label. From Kantar Worldpanel Comtech (and featured around the web in the last twenty four hours… here it is at The Guardian).

Microsoft files EU patent complaint against Motorola
The Seattle Times
Microsoft has filed a competition complaint against Motorola Mobility with the European Commission, the executive body of the European Union. We have taken this step because Motorola is attempting to block sales of Windows PCs, our Xbox game console ...

Microsoft joins Apple in FRAND patent fight against Motorola
Apple Insider
By Neil Hughes Microsoft has joined Apple in filing an antitrust suit against Motorola Mobility in the European Union for allegedly abusing its standard-essential patents. Microsoft's formal competition complaint was filed this week and revealed by the ...

Ubuntu For Android to be Shown Next Week at MWC 2012
Tom's Hardware Guide
On Tuesday Canonical revealed Ubuntu for Android, a release the company says will bring a full desktop computing experience to a docked Android smartphone. But don't expect to install this software on your current device (legally): it will only be ...

Ubuntu Android add-on designed to replace PCs
By Joab Jackson IDG News Service - Canonical has unveiled software that will give Androidsmartphones the ability to run full desktop computer sessions on computer monitors and television sets. "The processors at the heart of smartphones are ...

Ubuntu's full desktop OS coming to multi-core Android devices (update: video)
By Michael Gorman posted Feb 21st 2012 1:11PM What the Atrix 4G first promised, it looks like the folks at Canonical may deliver. Think back to CES 2011, when Motorola showed us a future where our phone was the only computing device we would need ...

Canonical uncloaks Ubuntu for Android
By Kellan Howell, 22 Feb 2012 at 12:22 Canonical plans to increase work mobility with the release of Ubuntu for Android. The concept, unveiled yesterday, allowsAndroid smartphone users to access the free Ubuntu desktop by connecting their phones to a ...


Twitter restores popular features to its iPhone, Android apps
Twitter has again tweaked its iPhone and Android apps, reviving a few "high-demand" features that were jettisoned from the previous versions, as described yesterday in Twitter's official blog. Both apps have brought back the swipe shortcut.

Lookout Infographic: Smartphone and App Growth Soars
Sacramento Bee
In 2012, smartphone growth is expected to jump 25% as people exchange their feature phones for more advanced devices. Consequently, the demand for Android apps has doubled in just eight months to 400000 apps available in the Android market.

Microsoft next in line to file EU complaint against Motorola Mobility
ZDNet (blog)
By Charlie Osborne | February 22, 2012, 6:09am PST Summary: Microsoft has launched a formal complaint against Motorola Mobility due to Standard Essential Patent 'abuse'. This morning, Microsoft filed formal competition law charges with the European ...

How to update Android Market on my smartphone
Times of India
To fix the connectivity error that you are getting, we suggest that you update your phone to the latest Android 2.3 using the Samsung Kies software. I have a Samsung Galaxy Y Android smartphone. Is there any way to download apps for the phone other ...

Microsoft Files EU Complaint Over Motorola Mobility
Wall Street Journal
FRANKFURT—Microsoft Corp. said Wednesday it has filed a competition law complaint with the European Commission against Motorola Mobility in regard to Motorola's handling of standards-essential patents. In a blog post, Microsoft's General Counsel Dave ...

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G making its way into T-Mobile stores in ...
By Brad Molen
The Galaxy S Blaze 4G is the latest addition to the successful Galaxy S line of products, and T-Mobile's newest fast 4G smartphone to take advantage of 4G (HSPA+42) technology, providing customers with the ability to browse the Web faster ...
Engadget Mobile

NYT: Google to sell Android-based heads-up display glasses this ...
By Donald Melanson
Citing "several Google employees familiar with the project," the paper's Nick Bilton reports that the glasses will be based on Android, pack 3G or 4G connectivity, plus GPS and a range of sensors, and cost "around the price of current smartphones," or somewhere between $250 and... WSJ: AT&T and Verizon will sell LTE iPads. 8 days ago. US gives its blessing to Google's Moto purchase. 8 days ago. Google gets European Commission approval for its purchase of Motorola Mobility ...

Twitter for Android updated, new features included | Android ...
By Sam Koutroulakis
Twitter has been updated for Android, and includes some much welcomed features. After updating, you'll notice that when swiping over a tweet, options to reply, retweet, favorite, or share instantly glide over. This is all without losing your place ...
Android Community

Ubuntu for Android to be shown off at MWC 2012 | Ubergizmo
By George Wong
If you liked the concept of the Motorola Atrix's docking feature which let you turn the smartphoneinto a mini-computer when plugged into a dock and an external display, you're going to be excited at Canonical's recent announcement.

iOS Bug Allows Access to Contacts Without a Passcode
By Jamie Condliffe
If you think that your iPhone is impenetrable thanks to its security passcode, think again. A new bug has been exposed in iOS 5.0.1 that allows unauthorized access to contacts and the calling features of the iPhone.

New Report Highlights Wireless Broadband Benefits for Public ...
By Kendra Barkoff
Vice President Biden said the expanded access made possible by the Payroll Tax Cut deal will be “used for innovation, to speed wireless communication, and to fulfill a promise made to first responders after 9/11 that they would have the ...
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Twitter updates iPhone and Android apps, releases Kindle Fire app ...
By Jennifer Van Grove
With one fell swoop, Twitter has confronted privacy concerns, returned missed features to its mobile audience, and opened its information network up to even more tablet-toting folks. Twitter for iPhone and Android received updates Tuesday.

Eye of the robot: Google working on Android-powered glasses ...
By Tom Krazit
Google may be getting ready to take augmented reality to the next level: According to a report, anAndroid-powered pair of glasses will go on sale by the end of 2012. If so, get ready for a new take on the concept of wearable computing.

Ubuntu coming soon to multi-core Android devices
By Dan Graziano
Canonical announced on Tuesday that the popular open-source Ubuntu operating system will soon be coming to multi-core Android devices. Users will be ab. ... Ubuntu for Android at MWC – world's first full-featured desktop on a docked smartphone ... Ubuntu for Android justifies the cost to enterprise customers of upgrading to higher bandwidth 4G connections and contracts. Cloud apps like Google Docs work best with a full desktop, and shine with the lower latency of LTE. Network ...
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Twitter updates its iPhone and Android applications
By Kelly Hodgkins
Android or iOS owners should check their respective app stores because Twitter has a fresh, new update for you to download. It's a modest improvement which includes support for a new, time-saving gesture that lets you swipe a tweet and ...

Top 10 Upcoming 2012 Low-Cost Android 4.0 (ICS) Tablets
By Matthew Sabatini
That's right, Sony, HTC, Samsung, Motorola, Lenovo and even Amazon have stepped up and produced Android tablets. However, no matter how many Android tablets the manufacturers push at us, they all seem to fall very short of the iPad.
Android Authority

Ubuntu for Android: The Response | jonobacon@home
By jono
Earlier today we announced Ubuntu on Android; the perfect combination of a phone that is powered by Android and when docked provides a full Ubuntu desktop experience. Not only that, but when plugged into a TV you also get the Ubuntu ...

WWE WrestleFest on iOS today, coming to XBLA, PSN, PC, Android ...
By JC Fletcher
WWF WrestleFest, the classic arcade game by Technos, has been updated for release on iOSby THQ. The new "WWE Wrestlefest" has smoother graphics and an updated roster of wrestlers (a rostler, if you will) including John Cena and ...

Clik - Apps on Android Market
Simmi on February 18, 2012 (HTC Sensation 4G with version 1.0.0) ... Nate on February 16, 2012 (Motorola Droid X with version 1.0.0) ...

Ubuntu for Android | Ubuntu
Complete desktop solution for full productivity on docked Android phones; Easy to ... Drive adoption of 4G handsets since office apps shine with low latency and ... Your next high-endsmartphone has far more horsepower than you'll need on a ... A built-in desktop is also a driver of LTE, which offers higher bandwidth for ...

Ubuntu on Android becomes real, looks to take on Moto's Webtop ...
Because your Android smartphone is already running a Linux kernel, the marriage between ... to enterprise customers of upgrading to higher bandwidth 4G connections and contracts. Cloud apps like Google Docs work best with a full desktop, and shine with the lower latency of LTE. ......Motorola Cliq 2 to get Gingerbread ...

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