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[News] Android/Linux Double in Share, Shows Microsoft-sponsored Firm

  • Subject: [News] Android/Linux Double in Share, Shows Microsoft-sponsored Firm
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 20:45:45 +0000
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Study: U.S. still BlackBerry country, but Android doubles share

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| Android comprised only 5.2 percent of the 
| market in December 2009, but that was more 
| than double than its 2.5 percent share in 
| September, comScore says. This would make 
| the Linux-based Android OS the fastest 
| growing mobile OS during the period, and 
| the only other platform in the top five 
| aside from Apple to grow at all. 


Play.com touts Nexus One with added price

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| Customers who want a Nexus One but don't 
| want to buy from Google can now pay an 
| additional hundred and fifty quid to have 
| one shipped through Play.com.


Google aims for cute with Super Bowl ad

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| Buzz about Google's Super Bowl ad started 
| spreading when CEO Eric Schmidt implied in 
| a Twitter post that there would be one 
| during the third quarter. There had been 
| rumors--which turned out to be untrue--
| that Google's ad would feature the Nexus 
| One smartphone. As it turns out, the 
| "Parisian Love" ad has been on YouTube 
| since November 19 as part of Google's 
| "Search Stories" ad campaign--which had 
| been online-only until the Super Bowl. It 
| had chalked up over a million views on 
| YouTube.


Meet the Motorola Devour, Verizon's New Android Phone

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| Motorola is adding another device into its 
| Android arsenal. The Motorola Devour, 
| officially announced on Wednesday, will be 
| available on Verizon Wireless starting in 
| March.


GUI framework touts Android support

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| Fluffy Spider Technologies (FST) announced 
| an Android-ready version of its FancyPants 
| 3.0 lightweight embedded graphics 
| framework for consumer electronics. 
| FancyPants 3.0 will initially support 
| Android 1.5 and 1.6 SDKs on MIPS and ARM 
| platforms, providing "autonomous UI" 
| capabilities for ongoing customization, 
| says the company.



Linus Torvalds: Google's Nexus One First Mobile Phone I Don't Hate

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| Linus Torvalds, the inventor of the Linux
| kernel, has an absolute disdain for mobile
| phones. All of the ones he has purchased in
| the past, the man writes on his personal
| blog, ended up being "mostly used for
| playing Galaga and Solitaire on long
| flights" even though they were naturally
| all phones run on open source operating
| systems.

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