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?Read More >
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.Read More >
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.Read More >
Nokia and its partners are developing a smart home platform that will enable any mobile device equipped with a Web browser to serve as the remote control for household security, monitoring and energy-management systems. With open APIs and protocols, plans call for "any device with a browser" to connect to the Nokia Home Control Center remotely or locally. Ultimately, intentions are to develop technologies to cover safety and security, energy savings, wellness, real-estate management and building technologies, and home automation.Read More >