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Android Apps

Microsoft SkyDrive Android app now available in Play Store

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Just as we expected, the Microsoft SkyDrive app is now available for Android users running Gingerbread and higher.  The app measures in at 3MB and should be a useful app for those that use SkyDrive. Essentially…

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My Xbox Live Android app now available in Google Play

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Microsoft has released My Xbox Live, an all new made for Android that keeps gamers connected to the social aspect of their Xbox consoles. My Xbox Live lets users “take your Xbox LIVE experience wherever y…

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Tablets

Microsoft & Barnes & Noble settle patent dispute, announce new company for digital reading

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Microsoft and Barnes & Noble have finally put an end to their patent dispute regarding the use of Android in Barnes & Noble’s NOOK, NOOK Color, and NOOK Tablet. The two companies announced today…

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Productivity

Microsoft One Note comes to Android

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Microsoft may prefer that everyone use Windows Phone 7, but Microsoft Android products are vital considering that the Redmond-based company needs to be wherever its users of other services congregate. That…

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Xbox Live app may come to Android [Rumor]

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Is Microsoft developing an Xbox Live app for Android? It certainly appears that way based on Microsoft’s recruitment efforts. LiveSide noticed a job post seeking Software Development Engineer to joi…

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Android

Halo Waypoint connects Halo players on Android, iOS, and Windows Phone 7

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Sure, Microsoft wants the whole world to convert to its Windows Phone 7 phones, but it’s smart enough to know that the company still needs to keep fans of its Xbox 360 gaming console happy, too. Microsoft t…

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Android OS

Microsoft tempts Android/iPhone users with WP7 phone demo as Nielsen stats show Android reigns

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How loyal are you to Android? Loyal enough to resist the tile-tastic UI available in Windows Phone 7? For the majority of mobile phone users in the United States, that answer is a resounding ‘Yes.’…

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Android App Reviews

Official Hotmail Android app is cooler than previous options

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There have been hundreds of third-party apps that connect Android users to their Hotmail.com email accounts. However, it wasn’t until yesterday that an official app from Microsoft found its way into t…

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Samsung

Microsoft reaches payment deal with Samsung over alleged patent violations

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Microsoft has reached an agreement with Samsung over alleged intellectual property violations present in Samsung’s Galaxy phones and tablets. The two companies have agreed to a cross-licensing dea…

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Android News

Google buys over a thousand patents from IBM, some mobile related

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In today’s never ending battle of who sues who for patent infringement, Google has bought over a thousand patents from IBM, with some being mobile related. The purchase is seen as a move to protect Google…

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Microsoft is bringing Windows Live to Android (and I don’t know why)

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According to a post on the Windows Team Blog, Microsoft has given developers the tools for Windows Live integration across all major mobile platforms, including our beloved Android. The team in Redmond is giv…

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Android News

Google looking to counter patent lawsuits with InterDigital purchase? [Reports]

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As the patent wars continue between the industries biggest tech giants; Google is said to be looking to counter its slew of patent lawsuits with a potential Interdigital purchase. According to a WSJ report, wh…

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Android News

Windows Phone not selling? Who cares – Android makes more money for Microsoft

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Microsoft may not have a runaway success in Windows Phone 7, but don’t think the company is too worried at the moment. Aside from a major “Mango” update that might make Windows Phone 7 more ap…

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Google Android is king; sales of Android devices 6 times more than last year

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It’s really no surprise when we see the numbers of the latest Android sales and market share. The Android platform has made itself the King of the mobile OS market in a few short years. Even coming a tad bit l…

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Microsoft sues Barnes & Noble over Android’s alleged patent violations

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Microsoft has filed suit against Barnes & Noble and two Android equipment manufacturers over alleged violations of its patents in Android products. The alleged patent violations are numerous, but Mic…

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