HTC is having a tough year. Patent disputes have caused shipping delays, lawsuits have been filed by major competitors Nokia and Apple, sales targets for the current quarter were just slashed, and now former best-bud Microsoft is taking its ball and going home.
Microsoft is preparing a slate of games for the Windows 8 operating system that consumers will be able to purchase on the upcoming Windows Store, according to The Verge.
Windows Phone may be getting a long-awaited second wind. Newly available app usage data indicate as many as 600,000 Windows Phones may have been purchased over the past two weeks alone.
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Surprise surprise, Android is still the leading US smartphone platform, with a 52 percent second quarter share, according to the research firm NPD Group.
Microsoft seems to have a new mantra: When all else fails, shoot for a bigger audience.
Activations of devices using Apple’s iPhone operating system for business far outnumbered those of Windows Mobile, Google’s Android operating system and Nokia’s Symbian, according to a report by Good Technology. The report did not include activations of Research in Motion’s BlackBerry operating system since RIM devices use only the BlackBerry Enterprise Server for corporate email access.
We’ve seen this before: Microsoft today filed a patent lawsuit against Motorola, saying that the device maker’s Android phones infringed on nine of its patents.
Telecommunications solutions provider Alcatel-Lucent picked up a mobile app development platform that allows programmers to write apps once and produce code that runs natively on iPhones and Android devices with its acquisition of OpenPlug on Wednesday. The details of the deal were not disclosed.
Something had to be done about Microsoft’s aging Windows Mobile 6.5 platform now that we’ve learned about its upcoming Windows Phone 7 Series. MS can’t kill the platform outright, because many phones still rely on it and they will likely be sold for some time. Instead, according to Long Zhen, Microsoft will be renaming Windows Mobile 6.5 phones as Windows Phone Classic.