Microsoft receiving $2 Billion in profit from Android every year

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Microsoft’s profit from the smartphone industry should be coming from the Windows Phone platform, or so we thought. Business Insider has obtained information from Nomura analyst Rick Sherlund, who claims that patent royalties on the Android market made by Microsoft brings a massive $2 ...

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New Samsung Galalxy Note tablet might dual-boot Android / Windows RT

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With companies like HTC already being rumored to be coming out with stock dual-booting tablets with Android and Windows Phone, the rumors are starting to hit on other companies as well. Word is coming in from select sources that Samsung may also be jumping on the multi-OS train, with a Galaxy ...

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Microsoft wants Windows on HTC Android phones

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HTC, hurting worse than ever before, really needs to turn things around…and fast. After changing strategies over the last few quarters, hiring a high-profile pitchman, and selling back Beats stock, HTC is still facing an uphill battle. Surely someone will through them a lifeline, right? ...

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Electronic Frontier Foundation shows Google fights for user privacy more than Apple, others

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If you have an interest in your privacy – and, let’s be honest, you really should – then this information from the Electronic Frontier Foundation should be of interest to you. According to a recent report from the EFF, Google has ranked as one of the highest in a slew of ...

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Former Windows Phone GM hired by Amazon

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According to The Verge, former Microsoft Windows Phone GM, Charlie Kindel, announced that he has been hired by Amazon. Listing his role as director of “something secret” on his LinkedIn profile, Kindel is wasting no time and is already courting mobile developers and testers, with ...

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Microsoft to release Office for Android in March 2013

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Microsoft plans to release an Android version of its Office software suite in the coming months, according to new reports.  Set to arrive in March 2013, the popular document creator will also be offered across Symbian, iOS, and Microsoft Windows Phone.  In addition to the native clients, ...

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Listen to AndroidGuys #129 “99 Problems and They’re All First World”

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RECORDED LIVE SEPT. 20, 2012 For the first time in months, the entire gang gets together to form the Android Podcast Voltron.  Topics this week include LG’s Optimus G and the problem(s) it might face in the United States, HTC’s lack of an Android announcement, and the reason we ...

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Microsoft wants to automate your life with new on{X} app for Android

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Microsoft today introduced a new Android application which aims to automate your life with custom alerts and notifications.  Called on{x}, the app lets users create somewhat detailed rules that run and/or respond to events on their handset or tablet.  Let’s say you want your phone to ...

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Microsoft mulling XBOX Live games for Android?

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Could MS be looking to Android and iOS to help draw more attention to their console?

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[Video] Kinect hacked to work on Android, includes proof of concept

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The idea of motion control is nothing new. The idea of motion control on Android? Well, that’s a bit of a different story. Using a projector, a Galaxy Nexus, a Kinect attached to a PC, some software (Simple-Kinect-Touch 2.0), and an AOSP ROM, this is now a reality. The AOSP ROM ...

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XBOX Live mobile gaming to come to Android?

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Who wouldn’t love some more mobile gaming options on Android? Well, if we’re to believe what we see (and we do) over at Microsoft Careers, we may be looking at some XBOX Live options on Android sometime in the near future. According to the job listing, they’re looking for ...

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Official Hotmail App Forwards Itself to the Android Market

In classic “late to the game” fashion, Microsoft has finally released an official Hotmail app for Android. If only we could invoke the almighty Mailer-Daemon on this one. All joking aside, there are still many people who utilize Hotmail (I use it when I sign up for junk). I’m ...

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Microsoft convinces yet another Android Vendor to sign a patent protection deal.

The power of Microsoft has struck again! They’ve added another vulnerable vendor, General Dynamics Itronix. It was announced on June 27th that General Dynamics Itronix signed a patent agreement with Microsoft for Itronix devices running Android. General Dynamics Itronics (GDI) have signed ...

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Barnes & Noble Accuses Microsoft of Anti-Android Scheme

In response to a lawsuit brought by Microsoft claiming that Android-based Nook devices infringe on patents, Barnes & Noble has fired back, asserting that Microsoft is misusing their patents in an anti-competitive scheme against Android. You may recall that Microsoft threatened HTC with its ...

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Bing App Now Released to All Major U.S. Carrier’s Android Market

Tired of Google Search? Want a new search engine that also does maps, images, directions, etc? Bing!

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