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BT Goes for Android’s Jugular With Patent Claims

British Telecom has filed a lawsuit against Google, claiming the Android operating system infringes of six of its patents. The suit attacks Google on a number of fronts, including Google Maps, Google+ and Google Music. While the technology in question has been used by Google for years, it may have t...

Galaxy Nexus Volume Bug Has Users Screaming and Shouting

User forums are lit up with complaints about Samsung's Galaxy Nexus smartphone, which was released in the UK late last week. It seems that the handset's volume control goes haywire when the connection shifts to a 2G band. Unfortunately, 2G is widespread in Europe. The Galaxy Nexus is the first phone...

Android Pulls In 500,000 Pairs of Eyeballs Every Day

Each day, more than half a million Android devices fire up. That's the word from Andy Rubin, Google's VP of engineering. In a Twitter post Monday, Rubin also noted the number of Android daily activations is growing 4.4 percent week over week. It was only two months ago that Google touted daily activ...

Red Hat’s Steady March to the Big Leagues

Red Hat has by all measures hit the big time, providing validation of the open source business model that even the harshest critics will have a hard time brushing aside. In its fourth quarter, Red Hat's revenue reached $245 million, up 25 percent from last year. The Linux distribution vendor's fou...

Google Makes Its Ebookstore More Android-Friendly

Android users can now purchase e-books from the Android Market using a new feature that allows them to tap into Google's ebookstore for Android-ready reading. Google launched its ebookstore last December. Users can search its database by genre, and in addition to books for sale, it offers a section ...

Oracle Tightens Its Grip, Apache Slips Through Its Fingers

In protest over what it sees as excessive control over Java by Oracle, the Apache Software Foundation has resigned from the Java SE/EE Executive Committee on Thursday. Apache has served on the Java Executive Committee for more than 10 years. Apache's departure follows the EC's approval of the specif...

Google Dishes Up Nexus S on Warm Gingerbread

Google released Android 2.3, or Gingerbread, on Monday -- a new version of its open source mobile platform. Gingerbread made its debut on the Samsung Nexus S smartphone. The new platform comes with enhancements such as a more refined touchscreen keyboard for faster typing and greater accuracy. There...

Microsoft Slings Patent-Infringement Accusations at Motorola

The smartphone industry has caught the sue-me, sue-you flu. Microsoft on Friday filed a patent infringement suit against Motorola related to Android technology. Microsoft claims Motorola has infringed on nine Microsoft patents with its Android-based smartphones. The patents at issue relate to a wide...

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