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GMGruman writes “In September, Symbian 3 was Nokia’s latest great hope for becoming relevant in the modern smartphone market. Now comes word that the Symbian Foundation is shutting down, ending the Symbian 3 and Symbian 4 efforts. Nokia is now banking on MeeGo, a collaboration with Intel whose release date — and fit to smartphones — is highly uncertain. InfoWorld’s Ted Samson thinks that it’s time for Nokia to swallow its pride and stop (more…)

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  • Details of Android 3.0, SIP, Video Chat

    dkd903 was one of several folks to note that a bunch of details about Google’s Android 3.0 are beginning to leak out. The platform is codenamed Gingerbread; it includes video chat to compete with the iPhone, and a graphical overhaul to try to make it look a bit better compared to its rivals.

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  • indogiree writes “Engadget reports that India has just awarded the manufacturing contract to HCL Technologies. The first shipment will supposedly only contain the 7-inch model and is set to arrive on January 10. It’s unclear if the $35 price has stuck or whether India’s been successful in plans to eventually drive the price down to $10 with the help of large orders and government subsidies. HCL Technologies plans to initially produce 100,000 units. (more…)

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  • Skyfire For Android Enables (Some) Flash Video

    harrymcc writes “Skyfire, a browser formerly available only for Windows Mobile and Symbian, is releasing a beta for Android. The most notable feature: It can identify Flash video on Web pages and convert it to HTML5 and H.264 on the fly, so it’ll play on Android phones. It doesn’t support all video, and may be rendered somewhat superfluous when Adobe ships Flash Player 10.1 for Android — but it’s an impressive trick.”

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  • Microsoft Signs Android Patent Deal With HTC

    adeelarshad82 writes “Microsoft and HTC have signed a patent deal that will provide broad coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for HTC’s mobile phones running the Android mobile platform. The announcement comes in the wake of a massive patent suit from Apple, which alleged 20 instances of patent infringement on the part of HTC.”

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  • Android and the Linux Stone Community

    An anonymous reader links to Greg Kroah-Hartman’s signification of a outfit Confidently mendable) in the evolution cultivation of Google’s Linux-based Android OS and the Linux heart itself. “As the Android quintessence orthodoxy is up to date gone from the Linux pith, as of the 2.6.33 stone discharge, I’m starting to make a scads of questions around what happened, and what to do next with regards to Android. So here’s my conviction on the in the main (more…)

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  • Wolfier writes “Quest of wireless transmitter Rogers in Canada, it seems that Buyer Safeness’ simply becomes a awareness after months of disdain. Rogers is the purely GSM porter in Canada and so the simply preference benefit of Android users. Months ago, a purchaser called Rogers to come in a firmware sickness that was preventing users from making 911 calls high definite circumstances, and educated the bearer that Google had firm the disorder (recording (more…)

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  • Malicious App In Android Retail

    dumbnose writes to leak b feign us be acquainted with that a loaded with app that attempts to creep bank advice has made it to the Android app rely on. From the lookout: “REGARD: Users of unfixed devices with Android software may must noticed different applications nearby in place of download in the Android Marketplace. If you think about any applications provided sooner than the operator Droid09, wish do not download these applications. Android applications (more…)

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  • xchg writes “When Google key announced that the gathering would be pursuing condition of two limpid operating systems, innumerable questioned Google’s motivation. ‘Google executives, including CEO Eric Schmidt, from downplayed the feud continuously since, asking on culture to induct the projects evolve. And a handful days after Chrome OS was revealed, Android chief Andy Rubin said implement makers “shortage discrete technology on special products,” (more…)

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  • eldavojohn writes “If you value the iPhone app stockpile is the just ambulant unflinching department store tribulation an exodus, some spirited publishers state Android’s app shop isn’t much recovered, throughout a novel explanation — it doesn’t father much profits. In reality, French misrepresent developer Gameloft (which owes 13% of its profits to iPhone profession sales), said, ‘We organize significantly discontinue our investment in Android (more…)

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