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Official SkyDrive app from Microsoft now available for Android

If you're a Microsoft SkyDrive user with an Android phone, there's some good news for you. Today, Microsoft announced that the official SkyDrive app for Android was now available for you to download from the Google Play store. For those who don't know, SkyDrive is Microsoft's cloud storage solution. SkyDrive ...

Comscore: Samsung, Google still leading the U.S. mobile market

comScore released their quarterly report about smartphone market share. For the period ending May 2012, Samsung and Android are still leading the pack in the top mobile OEM and smartphone OS categories. As far as top smartphone platforms are concerned, Android is once again ahead of all of the other ...

Microsoft launches on{X}, an automation app for Android

Who would have thought that Microsoft would be launching a service exclusively available on the Android platform? Not many people. That's exactly what Microsoft did today when they launched their new automation app for Android called on{X}. on{X} is sort of like Tasker for Android, except that it's completely free ...

Microsoft wins US import ban on Android devices by Motorola

A ruling by the US International Trade Commission on Friday could become a headache for Motorola and their Android products in the United States. Siding with Microsoft, the US ITC has ordered an import ban on Motorola Mobility products that run on Google's Android OS. According to the ITC, the devices infringe a ...

Android continues to dominate U.S. smartphone market

According to the latest data from Comscore, Android continues to dominate in the United States. In the 3-month period ending in March 2012, Google's Android operating system led the pack with over 51% of total smartphone OS market share, an increase of 3.7 points since December, 2011. Apple's iOS came in second ...

Microsoft brings OneNote to Android, now available in the Market

Microsoft OneNote, the popular catch-all-notes app that's currently bundled with Office, is now available for Android. The app allows users to create rich notes on directly from their Android devices. In addition to creating notes, the app also syncs with Microsoft's Skydrive. So your notes are accessible to you ...

LG signs licensing agreement with Microsoft

Today, Microsoft announced that LG, the popular Korean electronics manufacturer, has signed a licensing agreement for the use of Android or Chrome in its phones, tablets, and other devices that run Google's OS. Unfortunately, terms of the deal weren't made available. Seeing that LG is as big as HTC, I wouldn't be ...

Microsoft Lync 2010 now available for Android

       Does your office use Microsoft's Lync 2010 to communicate? If yes, you will be happy to know that the official Android app by Microsoft is now available in the Android Market. Lync 2010 for Android extends the power of the communication service to your Android device. With ...

Microsoft seeks Android patent licensing deal from Huawei

Huawei might the next big company to pay up to Microsoft. According to a report by The Guardian, Huawei confirmed that Microsoft is demanding royalty payments for Huawei's products that use Google's Android OS. Victor Xu, chief marketing officer at Huawei said that negotiations with Microsoft were in progress. No ...

Microsoft signs Android patent deal with Compal Electronics

Compal Electronics will be the 10th company that has signed a patent deal with Microsoft. Microsoft announced the news via press release, then took to its TechNet blog to brag about all the money they were going to be making from Android's success. Here is what Microsoft had to say about the deal with Compal: ...

Motorola and Google buddying up against Apple in patent war

It’s no secret that Motorola has been struggling for market share and relevancy ever since it stopped riding the wave of the Razr success, but they may have new wind in their sales (pun intended) with one of their most valuable assets – their patent portfolio. With the continuing legal battles spearheaded by ...

Microsoft is demanding that Samsung pays $15 per Android handset sold

According to a report by Reuters, Microsoft is trying to do what it does best when it comes to making money from Google's Android success. The latest company that it's trying to strike a deal with is none other than Samsung, the largest Smartphone manufacturer in the U.S. According to the report, Microsoft has ...

Android continues to dominate the smartphone market in the U.S.

The latest comScore smartphone market share report is in, and guess who's on top. If you guessed iOS, you're on the wrong site :-). It's no surprise that Android is leading the pack, again! For the 3 month average period ending in May, Android led the smartphone market in the United States as the top ...

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