Android

Attacking from the bottom: why Nokia's Android-powered phones make sense

Attacking from the bottom: why Nokia's Android-powered phones make sense

Chris Umiastowski 253

Today, at the start of Mobile World Congress, Nokia made it official. They are building Android-powered phones . I’m not going to rehash all of the data or walk you through the basics of the phone since that’s already been covered in-depth quite well today. While some at Microsoft may be embarrassed by what Nokia is doing, I can see how it’s a smart move that will help. First, let’s...

Nokia’s shrewd move with the Nokia X undermines Google, bolsters Microsoft

Nokia’s shrewd move with the Nokia X undermines Google, bolsters Microsoft

Daniel Rubino 347

Barcelona – Early this morning, Nokia held their highly anticipated press conference here at Mobile World Congress 2014. Anticipated is the word used because while two new and admirable low-end entry phones were introduced – the Asha 230 and Nokia 220 – all eyes were focused on ‘X’. Yes, Nokia has gone Android. But if you think that’s all there is to the story, you may be missing the...

Microsoft launches Bing Rewards on iOS and Android; coming soon to Windows Phone

Microsoft launches Bing Rewards on iOS and Android; coming soon to Windows Phone

Rich Edmonds 358

Microsoft has a Bing Rewards program set up to enable you to earn credits by simply using services available. By earning said credits and redeeming them for rewards, you can pocket awesome items like gift cards for Amazon, Xbox, Skype and more, or even donate your hard-earned credits to schools or charities. Previously, Bing Rewards was only possible through web browsers on a laptop or...

Asus still bets on the Android/Windows 8 hybrid - introduces the TD300 at CES 2014

Asus still bets on the Android/Windows 8 hybrid - introduces the TD300 at CES 2014

Michael Archambault 100

The creation of Android/Windows 8 hybrid machines is nothing new. I personally wrote an editorial a month ago, entitled "A Tale of Split Personalities: Windows 8-Android Hybrids", that concentrated on the negative effects these machines could have on the Windows 8 ecosystem.  This year at CES 2014, the trend continues as Asus announced its Transformer Book Duet TD300. The unit itself...

Document shows Microsoft planned to take on Android through unconventional means

Document shows Microsoft planned to take on Android through unconventional means

Rich Edmonds 91

Microsoft has recently discussed internally somewhat unconventional tactics to help drag Windows Phone up to the level of Android, closing the gap at a faster rate. The Information has had the opportunity to look at internal documentation, which covers numerous scenarios as to how Microsoft planned to compete against Google in the industry. Head past the break for the full read. We'll...