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First Ubuntu telephone is coming, however it isn’t what you anticipate

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Google acquires communications technology patents from Foxconn

Google has acquired a number of communications technology patents from contract manufacturing giant Foxconn, reports Wall Street Journal. The companies haven’t declared the number of the patents or the financial details of the deal. These patents are expected to help the search giant deal with patent trolls, who actively target Android. This is not the first patent transaction between the ...

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Android 4.1.1 devices impacted by Heartbleed bug, reveals Google

Google has revealed that the devices running on Android 4.1.1 are impacted the Heartbleed bug, which has been the talk of the town for the last few days. The same has been confirmed by the various security researchers. With around 10 percent of the active Android devices running on Android 4.1.1, we are looking at millions on the consumers with ...

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Google releases Module Developers Kit for Project Ara

Google has announced the release of Module Developers Kit (MDT) for its modular smartphone project. This kit will guide the developers and manufacturers in creating swappable modules for the Project Ara smartphones. “This is a very early version but our goals are to give the developer community an opportunity to provide feedback and input, and to help us ensure that ...

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Google updates Keep, Play Newsstand and Play Movies & TV apps

Like all Wednesdays, Google released updates for some of its applications in Google Play late yesterday. The newly updated applications are Google Keep, Play Newsstand and Play Movies & TV. Talking about the Google Keep update first, the app now includes a refined user-interface, which brings it inline with other Google applications. Google has also added support for searchable images ...

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Moto X India launch: Everything you need to know

After Moto G, Motorola has now introduced Moto X in the Indian market. The phone is set to go on sale exclusively on Flipkart on March 19. In this article, we will cover everything that you might want to know about the Moto X India launch and availability details. Starting with a key detail, Moto X has been priced at ...

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Japan’s Rakuten buys Viber for $900 million

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten has announced that is acquiring messaging app maker Viber for $900 million. This is the first deal by Rakuten in the communications arena. The company mainly operates in e-readers, e-commerce, online banking and travel services. The Viber acquisition should help Rakuten in its global ambitions as most of its current revenue comes with Japan itself. “Rakuten ...

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Microsoft might allow Android apps to run on Windows: Report

An interesting news story has appeared today on The Verge, which notes that Microsoft is considering to allow Android apps on Windows and Windows Phone platforms. The discussions around the topic are said to be in their early stages at Microsoft and the company’s new CEO Satya Nadella will probably have to take a decision on it. According to The ...

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Nokia Android smartphone specifications leaked

The alleged specifications of Nokia’s rumoured Android smartphone – Nokia X (aka Normandy) – have leaked online. Shared by @evleaks, these specifications confirm what was already being anticipated that Nokia X is going to be a budget smartphone. According to @evleaks, the smartphone will feature a 4-inch WVGA display (800x480p) along with 1GHz Snapdragon dual-core processor and 512MB of RAM. ...

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