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  • Report: Microsoft targeting Acer, Asustek over Android

    Microsoft may be looking to add to its existing patent infringement case related to the use of Google's Android mobile phone software by targeting phone makers in Taiwan, according to a Chinese-language news report.

  • Huawei weighs local iPad competitor

    The iPad will likely face Android-based competition in the local tablet market by Christmas.
    Speaking at the launch of another of his company’s devices – the Ideos smartphone which will be offered here by 2Degrees – Asia Pacific director of marketing and product planning Alan Wong said the S7 tablet could be launched locally before the end of the year.
    Wong said Huawei was in talks with distributors and channel partners here about the S7 tablet, one of which is understood to be 2Degrees.
    The Ideos smartphone's local launch price will be $379.

  • Jobs trashes Android, knocks tiny tablets

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs yesterday took shots at Google and dismissed iPad wannabes as "dead on arrival" during his company's earnings call with Wall Street analysts.

  • Android software piracy rampant despite Google's efforts

    Android’s growing success as a smartphone operating system is bringing a long-simmering problem to light: A lot of Android applications are being pirated. The openness of the platform has made it easy for people to steal applications without paying for them.

  • Android security under scrutiny

    Apple has done enough security-wise with its iPhone and iPad to make many CSOs comfortable with the mobile devices connecting to corporate networks, but Google's Android still has a ways to go.

  • MeeGo, Android take stage at Linux conference

    Advocates for dueling open source mobile platforms Android and MeeGo championed their technologies Wednesday, with a MeeGo spokesman offering a product roadmap, and a Google technologist emphasising Android's release schedule and addressing fragmentation questions.