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Over 900,000 Android OS devices activated daily, Google says

Android continues to grow, with over 900,000 devices based on the OS now being activated every day, according to Andy Rubin, who heads up development of the smartphone operating system at Google.That figure

Published on: June 11th, 2012

Samsung launches low-end Windows Phone

Samsung Electronics has announced the Samsung Omnia M, a Windows Phone with a 4-inch Super AMOLED display that will first become available in Europe, the company said on Friday.Samsung isn't providing any pricing,

Published on: May 11th, 2012

Global IT spending by SMBs up 15 per cent in first quarter

Small and medium-sized businesses are spending more money on IT, including adopting tablets, cloud services and virtualization to a greater extent, according to Spiceworks' State of SMB IT survey. IT budgets at companies with

Published on: May 8th, 2012

Facebook launches organ donation feature

Facebook on Tuesday announced an initiative to inspire members of the social network to post their organ donor status, offering a new Health and Wellness section.Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg talked about

Published on: May 1st, 2012

Samsung tops Apple in smartphone sales: IDC

The worldwide smartphone market grew 42.5 percent year-over-year during the first quarter, as Samsung Electronics overtook Apple for the smartphone leadership position, according to IDC's estimates.Vendors shipped 144.9 million smartphones during the first

Published on: May 1st, 2012

Microsoft invests $300 million in new Barnes & Noble subsidiary

Microsoft will invest US$300 million in a new Barnes & Noble subsidiary, which will include the digital Nook and College businesses of Barnes & Noble, the companies said in a joint statement on

Published on: April 30th, 2012

Sneak peek at Samsung’s Galaxy S III phone set for May 3

Samsung Electronics is expected to show the next flagship Galaxy smartphone at an event in London on May 3.The company has sent out invites to the event that say only "come andmeet the

Published on: April 16th, 2012

Ubuntu pitches metal-as-a-service for server provisioning

Ubuntu developer Canonical is working on a new provisioning platform called metal-as-a-service (MAAS), which will be used to activate new servers, on top of which a cloud can be deployed, founder Mark Shuttleworth

Published on: April 5th, 2012

Samsung pushes back Galaxy Tab 2 launch to end of April

Samsung's low-cost tablets, the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) and Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1), have been delayed, and will now start shipping in the U.K at the end of April, the company said on

Published on: April 3rd, 2012

Acquisitions: Dell to buy Wyse, Ericsson completes BelAir deal

In today's acquisition news, LM Ericsson has completed its deal to purchase Ottawa's BelAir Networks and Dell has signed an agreement to buy Wyse Technology.BelAir's Ottawa employees will retain their jobs now that

Published on: April 2nd, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note ‘phablet’ ships 5 million units

Samsung Electronics has shipped 5 million units of its "smart notepad," the Galaxy Note, surpassing most expectations, according to analysts. When the Note was launched last year it was seen by many as

Published on: March 28th, 2012

Linux 3.3 integrates Android code

Version 3.3 of the Linux kernel, now available after a short delay, includes kernel code from Android as well as an upgrade of networking features and support for an additional processing architecture.The latest

Published on: March 19th, 2012

HTC unveils phones getting Android 4.0 upgrade

HTC is preparing an Android 4.0 upgrade for 16 of its existing smartphones, but the company still has few details on when users will get the upgrade, according to a blog posted on Tuesday.

Published on: March 14th, 2012

Samsung unveils 10-inch Galaxy Note

Samsung Electronics has expanded its portfolio of tablets with the 10-inch Galaxy Note 10.1, as the company tries to differentiate itself from the barrage of other Android-based products by allowing users to write

Published on: February 27th, 2012

Ericsson to buy Ottawa-based BelAir Networks

LM Ericsson has entered into an agreement to buy privately held BelAir Networks, an Ottawa maker of carrier Wi-Fi network equipment, as operators get increasingly interested in using Wi-Fi to offload their networks.The

Published on: February 21st, 2012