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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 – June 26, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – June 26, 2011

New hope for the Nokia and Microsoft partnership came this week with the unveiling of the N9 MeeGo handset and the Windows Phone Mango version of it dubbed the "Sea Ray." The N950 sports a similar styling but will have a larger screen, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and be deemed a developer-only device. All in all, a positive week in developments for Nokia, but not so much for RIM. The BlackBerry maker began layoffs this week and further cut back sales estimates of the PlayBook tablet.

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Huawei Glory Revealed, Inexpensive Gingerbread Superphone for MetroPCS

Huawei Glory Revealed, Inexpensive Gingerbread Superphone for MetroPCS

It's not often that we speak of Huawei at all, much less on how they're creating a superphone for Android. This device is what's possibly a dual-core but by all evidences a single-core processor*-having superphone running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and rocking a 4-inch 854x480 pixel resolution display with an 8-megapixel camera on the back. Sound like a phone that's going to run you $400 or more? How does sub-$300 off contract sound to you?

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Android 3.2 Honeycomb update in “next few weeks”; Huawei MediaPad tipped for August

Android 3.2 Honeycomb update in “next few weeks”; Huawei MediaPad tipped for August

Huawei's new MediaPad tablet was billed as the world's first Android 3.2 Honeycomb device, though the company neglected to confirm exactly when it - and the updated version of Android - might arrive. According to This is my next's sources, however, the refreshed Honeycomb is expected to hit existing slates like the Motorola XOOM within the "next few weeks" while the MediaPad - and other 7-inch Android 3.2 tablets - should arrive in August.

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Huawei MediaPad brings Android 3.2 on 7-inch 1.2GHz dual-core

Huawei MediaPad brings Android 3.2 on 7-inch 1.2GHz dual-core

Huawei has made its MediaPad tablet official, billing the slate as the world's first 7-inch Android 3.2 Honeycomb model. Built around an IPS capacitive touchscreen, the 10.5mm thick MediaPad runs Qualcomm's 1.2GHz dual-core processor and has twin cameras - a 5-megapixel autofocus unit on the back, supporting HD video recording, along with a 1.3-megapixel webcam up front for video calls - together with HSPA+ 14.4Mbps connectivity and an HDMI port.

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Huawei MediaPad Dual-Core Honeycomb Tablet Gets Sneak Peek

Huawei MediaPad Dual-Core Honeycomb Tablet Gets Sneak Peek

Huawei is becoming known for providing low-cost alternatives to pricey smartphones and tablets. We got a chance to play with Huawei's IDEOS S7 Slim, which was a 7-inch tablet running on Android 2.2 priced below the $300 mark. And now, it looks like they are readying a new dual-core Huawei MediaPad that was codenamed the S7 Pro back at MWC 2011 by unleashing a new teaser video. Watch after the cut.

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LTE network trial in UK heralds 4G flood

LTE network trial in UK heralds 4G flood

Volunteers to take part in the UK's first live trial of a 4G broadband service are being invited to sample some of the LTE goodness that their US counterparts are already enjoying, with carrier combo Everything Everywhere and telco BT rolling out the scheme in Newquay, St Newlyn East down in Cornwall. Currently predominantly unserved by traditional broadband, the system will use a temporarily-assigned chunk of the 800MHz spectrum and either fixed or wireless 4G modems.

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T-Mobile 2011 roadmap reveals HTC Doubleshot and G-Infinity, more

T-Mobile 2011 roadmap reveals HTC Doubleshot and G-Infinity, more

T-Mobile USA's 2011 roadmap has leaked, and it's a smorgasbord of tempting telephonics. The smartphone roster, acquired by This is my next, includes reconfirmation that the HTC Sensation 4G is due on June 8, while the much-rumored HTC "Doubleshot" is expected to arrive on July 6 as the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide complete with HSPA+, a dual-core CPU, 3.7-inch display and slide-out QWERTY keyboard. That's just the start of it, however; head on beyond the cut for all the goodies.

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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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