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Google releases statement, Samsung sends out internal memo on $1 billion US patent battle verdict

Google releases statement, Samsung sends out internal memo on $1 billion US patent battle verdict

Rich Edmonds 27

We're already aware of the result for the Apple versus Samsung US patent battle, which left Samsung with a $1 billion bill. It really couldn't have gone worse for the smartphone manufacturer who has interest in both Android and Windows Phone (the penalty phase returns on September 20th though). Google remained fairly quiet on the front, but has released a statement that details an...

When old becomes new. Samsung and HTC’s Windows Phone 8 rumoured launch hardware.

When old becomes new. Samsung and HTC’s Windows Phone 8 rumoured launch hardware.

robert brand 138

The last few weeks have been exciting for Windows Phone with all the leaks concerning Windows Phone 8 hardware. The launch is almost upon us and of course, we’re all excited about the phones we’re likely to see. The next gen specs, even on the rumoured low end devices, are a big jump for Windows Phone. But will high-end devices from Samsung and HTC excite? Let’s look at the situation....

Twitter changing how third-party apps use its services. How will it impact Windows Phone?

Twitter changing how third-party apps use its services. How will it impact Windows Phone?

robert brand 35

Twitter has announced some sweeping changes to their all-important application programming interface or just API. This API is essential plumbing to allow application developers access to the “fire hose” of data from twitter. It has been no secret that Twitter wish to tighten their grip ever more over whom can access their system. With their latest set of guidelines, they show they mean...

Windows Phone sporting a 115% growth increase compared to 2011 according to IDC data

Windows Phone sporting a 115% growth increase compared to 2011 according to IDC data

Rich Edmonds 46

Windows Phone has been growing at a steady rate, mainly down to advertising campaigns and brand pushes from Nokia with its Lumia family of smartphones. According to data released today by IDC, the platform has been sporting a year-on-year growth increase of 115% - not bad, eh? IDC also notes that the OS has been closing the gap between itself and Blackberry in the last quarter in the...

Windows Phone dodges Black Hat 2012 certificate vulnerability bullet - other smartphones not so lucky...

Windows Phone dodges Black Hat 2012 certificate vulnerability bullet - other smartphones not so lucky...

robert brand 34

A recent paper presented at Black hat 2012 by Peter Hannay has demonstrated a vulnerability in how iOS and Android deal with certificates whilst operating with an Exchange Server. The good news in this report is that Peter was unable to trick Windows Phone 7.5 devices using the same methods. Using a man in the middle attack combined with a generic fake certificate, they were able to...

WhatsApp removed from Windows Phone Marketplace due to security issue, update on the way [Updated]

WhatsApp removed from Windows Phone Marketplace due to security issue, update on the way [Updated]

Rich Edmonds 9

Last week we reported WhatsApp had disappeared from view on the Windows Phone Marketplace (it was actually set to private), and were awaiting official clarification on the matter. Turns out, according to a report over at MonWindowsPhone, the app has a serious security flaw, which requires the team to pull the app and look into the problem. An update is well on its way. The app enables...

New Appcelerator Report shows weakening interest in Windows Phone 7 but hope for 8

New Appcelerator Report shows weakening interest in Windows Phone 7 but hope for 8

Daniel Rubino 28

In a new study just released tonight, Appcelerator and IDC surveyed 3,632 'Appcelerator Titanium' developers from May 11-18, 2012 on their plans for app development now and in the future. Though not a survey of consumer demand the data is but one piece of the bigger picture of how Windows Phone (and Android, iOS, BlackBerry and webOS) is fairing amongst developers. For that reason, it...

Microsoft Windows Surface pricing revealed on Swedish retail website - priced to compete?

Microsoft Windows Surface pricing revealed on Swedish retail website - priced to compete?

robert brand 139

Swedish website Webhallen.com is listing Microsoft Surface tablet pricing on its site. If these details are correct then pricing would be substantially higher than previously thought. Of particular interest here is the cheapest Arm based WinRT device, a 32GB model, showing up costing around £648.00 or $1000. It had previously been suggested that WinRT tablets would be priced relatively...

Nokia’s cumulative shipments of the Lumia outpaces the iPhone and Samsung…back in 2007

Nokia’s cumulative shipments of the Lumia outpaces the iPhone and Samsung…back in 2007

Daniel Rubino 63

Nokia has reportedly shipped 6.9 million Lumias Sales numbers and estimates are always a tricky thing, especially when you don’t have concrete numbers to work with. We also tend to boast the good news and downplay the bad so with that caveat we’ll provide you the latest in “market analysis”. Don’t worry, this one is mostly good. Strategy Analytics is making quite the name for themselves...

Microsoft News Roundup - Motorola getting banned, Office 2013 has apps and Nokia stock is a go

Microsoft News Roundup - Motorola getting banned, Office 2013 has apps and Nokia stock is a go

Daniel Rubino 6

Although news on or about Windows Phone may be slow coming out today there’s still plenty going on in the tech world that’s tied to Microsoft with some residual effects for our favorite mobile OS. Instead of spamming our own site with tangential news, we figured we would just summarize in a digest. Cool? Today’s new stories that we've found interesting are the following— Motorola...

The competition -  Google's Android 4.1 announcements and a new 7" tablet

The competition - Google's Android 4.1 announcements and a new 7" tablet

Daniel Rubino 129

Android is currently the thorn in everyone's side—from Apple to Microsoft to RIM—the “free” mobile OS is continuing to dominate and today they added just a little bit more. For those who weren’t aware, Google I/O kicked off today. It’s their BUILD, their MIX, their random secret Apple announcement where they show off their big plans for Android over the next few months. Here’s the recap...