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  • Android users split between Froyo, Éclair

    According to data released by Google Tuesday, 36 per cent of Android users are running the 2.2 (Froyo) version of the mobile operating system while 41 per cent are running the 2.1 (Éclair) version of the software.  Earlier versions of Android, such as 1.5 and 1.6, are now being used on less than a quarter of Android devices, according to Google.

  • Lookout offers smartphone privacy protection

    Lookout Mobile Security will soon start selling a premium version of its smartphone security software that includes new privacy and backup and restore features.

  • HP to offer unlocked Palm Pre 2 to small business

    Hewlett-Packard plans to sell the unlocked version of its Palm Pre 2 to small businesses as well as to mobile application developers.

  • Android piles on its U.S. smartphone market share led

    Popularity of the Google Android mobile operating system is showing no signs of slowing down, with the OS being found in 44 per cent of smartphones purchased during Q3.

  • Android phones outsell iPhone 2-to-1, says research firm

    Android-powered smartphones outsold iPhones in the U.S. by almost 2-to-1 in the third quarter, a research firm said today.

  • Sony Ericsson's X8 will get Android 2.1 before year end

    Owners of Sony Ericsson's Xperia X8 will get an upgrade to Android version 2.1 before the end of the year, a company spokesman said on Monday.

  • Sony Ericsson: Be patient with Android 2.1 upgrade

    On Sunday, Sony Ericsson finally started rolling out the Android version 2.1 upgrade to its Xperia X10 family, which also includes other improvements.

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    MeeGo 1.1 arrives, sans tablet UI

    MeeGo, the Linux-based operating system co-developed by Nokia and Intel, has reached the 1.1 milestone and now includes and interface for mobile phones, but despite recent interest in tablet PCs, a tablet distribution remains absent.

  • Apple sues Motorola over patents in mobile phones

    Apple filed two lawsuits against Motorola and Motorola Mobility late Friday in a US federal court, claiming violations of its patents in multiple Motorola cell phones, including the Droid line.

  • MIPS targets Arm, Intel in smartphone, tablet markets

    MIPS Technologies this week said it will put its processor architecture in tablets and smartphones as it prepares to duel rivals Arm and Intel in those fast-growing markets.

  • Verizon iPhone: Apple's worst kept secret

    Throw another Verizon iPhone rumor into the quickly-growing pile.

  • Windows Phone 7 takes Office, SharePoint to new level on mobile

    Microsoft officials are exuding excitement over their prospects in the smartphone industry with the launch of Windows Phone 7. That's partly because the company knows exactly what previous versions of their mobile operating system did wrong.

  • Cloud services spur mobile enterprise apps

    Mobilizing enterprise apps is nothing new, yet beyond e-mail and a few other horizontal applications, it's still a niche market. But combining the cloud with the newest generation of smartphones is just starting to change that.

  • Microsoft giving away Windows Phone 7 phones

    Microsoft gave a peek at the first Windows Phone 7 products earlier this month when it formally announced its follow-on Windows Mobile in the race for smartphone glory vs. Apple (See: Windows Phone 7 vs. Apple iOS), Google and RIM.  Microsoft’s current Windows Mobile OS recently fell behind Google Android in market share among U.S. smartphone subscribers, according to ComScore.

  • Nintendo loses grip on handheld gaming, drops into loss

    Nintendo reported a 2.01 billion yen (US$24.6 million) net loss for the six months to Sept. 30, as its sales of hardware and software dropped, the company said on Thursday. It sold 42 percent fewer handheld game consoles than a year earlier.