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Apparently Microsoft Did Try To Acquire Nokia After All

June 25, 2014

When Microsoft partnered with Nokia a few years ago to sell Windows mobile phones the obvious question was why didn't they acquire the hardware manufacturer?

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R.I.P. Symbian OS

June 25, 2014

One of the first mobile operating systems, Symbian, is final at an end. But Nokia, the company that developed the OS is promising continued technical support through 2016. The last phone to include Symbian is the Nokia Pureview 808.

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Google Android Faces Microsoft, Nokia Battle In Europe

June 25, 2014

Microsoft, Nokia and other companies have asked the European Union to take antitrust action against Google and its Android product.

According to the Reuters news service, the EU originally received complaints about Google's product on the PC, but recently this has shifted to Google's Android phone. AT issue is the way Android conducts searches, automatically using its search engine. Microsoft makes Bing, another search engine with relatively modest adoption.

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Samsung leads in Smartphone Growth

June 24, 2014

According to IDC, in its Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, Samsung shipped 2.4 million units in the first quarter of 2010, and 10.8 million in the first quarter of 2011. That's a 350 percent increase over the previous year.

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New SpyEye Banking Malware is Signed

June 24, 2014

As a security practice, new apps on Symbian-based phones don't get installed unless they are digitally signed, however, a new mobile malware manages to fool the operating system with a clever digital certificate.

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