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Windows Phone 7 Mango Coming September 1

Windows Phone 7 Mango Coming September 1

Microsoft's major update to Windows Phone 7, codenamed Mango, may be rolling out much sooner than we expected. Fall was the time frame given by Microsoft and along the way evidence has cropped up suggesting an arrival sometime in September. But now, new reports from insider sources claim that the update will be released starting September 1.

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Apple and Samsung take top smartphone sales spots; Nokia falls to 3rd

Apple and Samsung take top smartphone sales spots; Nokia falls to 3rd

Apple and Samsung have pushed Nokia into the number three position for worldwide smartphone sales, analysts have claimed, with strong Q2 2011 performance leaving Symbian devices significantly overshadowed. Apple is now the number one smartphone manufacturer, Strategy Analytics' figures suggest, with 18.5-percent of the market, while Samsung comes in at second place, with 17.5-percent. In contrast, Nokia has 15.2-percent in the last quarter, less than half the 38.1-percent in the same period twelve months ago.

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Nokia, ZTE and Huawei face InterDigital 3G patent lawsuit

Nokia, ZTE and Huawei face InterDigital 3G patent lawsuit

The ebb and flow of the patent battles in the tech world never cease to amuse me. They are never ending for many firms. Nokia is one of the tech firms that is always on the giving or receiving end of legal drama. Not too long ago Nokia beat Apple in court and Apple was forced to pay licensing fees to Nokia. Nokia is now on the other side of a legal dispute with a suit filed by InterDigital.

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Android legal losses reportedly prompt exodus to Windows Phone and MeeGo

Android legal losses reportedly prompt exodus to Windows Phone and MeeGo

HTC's recent legal loss in the ITC Apple patent case, along with Microsoft's aggressive patent push amid Android OEMs, has reportedly left manufacturers increasingly wary of Google's open-source OS. According to the 21st Century Business Herald, growing Chinese brands like ZTE and Huawei are looking to adopt Windows Phone Mango either as a placatory measure toward Microsoft or the first step in a transition from over-reliance on Android. However, the platform spat could also have an unlikely beneficiary: MeeGo.

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – July 17, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – July 17, 2011

It was a disappointing week for Apple fans eager to pick up a new MacBook Air and OS X Lion, as both were no-shows with a launch looking to be next Thursday or Friday instead. The much anticipated Spotify music streaming service did open its doors to the US finally, although by invite-only. Google had an excellent earnings call and Microsoft revealed upcoming some Windows Phone Mango handsets. Continue after the cut for the roundup video and links.

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Huawei Windows Phone “probably” arriving 2012

Huawei Windows Phone “probably” arriving 2012

ZTE's decision to jump on board the Windows Phone train with a mouthful of tasty Mango has seemingly pushed arch-rival Huawei's hand, with the company's CMO confirming that it will "probably" release a WP-based device in 2012. Exec Victor Xu told ZDNet that Huawei has "had some discussions with Microsoft" but has so far been "just watching" the market's response to the Windows Phone platform.

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Windows Phone “Mango” official; Acer, Fujitsu and ZTE onboard

Windows Phone “Mango” official; Acer, Fujitsu and ZTE onboard

Microsoft's Windows Phone "Mango" announcement this morning has been prematurely blabbed by the company's Romanian arm, with a press release confirming that Acer, Fujitsu and ZTE have all come on board as new OEM partners. They've committed to getting new devices on the market before the end of 2011, while the developer SDK of Mango is expected within the next 24 hours. As for the update itself, it'll roll out to all Windows Phone handsets at the beginning of the fall (despite how Google Translate has mangled the Romanian press release after the cut).

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ZTE countersues Huawei over LTE patents in China

ZTE countersues Huawei over LTE patents in China

As night follows day, so a patent suit from one company usually spawns another in return; we've seen it happen with Apple and Samsung, and now Huawei  and ZTE are doing the same IP dance. After Huawei sued ZTE yesterday over allegations of patent theft, so ZTE has sued Huawei today "for patent infringement over its fourth-generation Long-Term Evolution, or LTE, cellular wireless technologies in China."

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