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iPhone OS market share still dwarfs Android claims Nielsen

iPhone OS market share still dwarfs Android claims Nielsen

Research analysts Nielsen have released their latest smartphone market share report, covering the first quarter of 2010, and in terms of growth only iPhone OS and Android are really shining.  Both platforms climbed 2 points quarter-on-quarter, though the iPhone still holds a significant lead over its rival, comprising 28-percent of the smartphone market compared to Android's 9-percent.  The report follows earlier, contested figures from NPD which suggested Android had overtaken iPhone OS in the US market.

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Microsoft Menlo mobile OS tipped to replace CE: “frankenOS” for cross-platform compatibility

Microsoft Menlo mobile OS tipped to replace CE: “frankenOS” for cross-platform compatibility

Windows CE isn't exactly the most popular of mobile platforms, but it's still reasonably common to find it hiding underneath the custom UI of various MIDs, PMPs and other devices, not to mention Microsoft's own Windows Mobile, Windows Phone 7 and Zune OSes.  Now, Microsoft are apparently looking at replacing CE with a new platform, codenamed Microsoft Menlo, which combines Windows NT for mobile devices with a new "Experiment 19" graphics platform.  According to Mary Jo Foley's digging, the project is being led by Galen Hunt, who's also responsible for Microsoft'a Singularity work.

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Marvell Moby MED multi-display medical tablet outlined [Updated]

Marvell Moby MED multi-display medical tablet outlined [Updated]

Marvell have already shown us one new Android tablet reference design, the Marvell Moby, but the company have a second concept, the Moby MED which sounds a whole lot more interesting.  Targeted at "telehealth" use, Marvell envisage the Moby MED as having "multiple simultaneous" LCD or e-paper displays, together with 1080p Full HD encode and decode, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, and an integrated camera for web conferencing and remote diagnosis.

Updated with official Marvell Moby MED image.

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HTC HD mini Review

HTC HD mini Review

It sounds like a recipe for success: take the surprisingly popular HTC HD2, shrink it down some, and offer it as a more pocketable alternative. Yet out of the three devices HTC announced at Mobile World Congress in February, the HTC HD mini has prompted the least interest. The HD mini has to convince prospective buyers not only of its own merits but that it's worth buying into an ageing OS that's just months away from replacement. Can it deliver? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Microsoft Interview Explains Development Process, Applications, and Updates

Microsoft Interview Explains Development Process, Applications, and Updates

There's no doubt that with the launch of Windows Phone 7 Series, that things are changing for Microsoft in the mobile market. They've decided to revamp everything, and that means the development process is getting a major face-lift as well. While they're hoping that the main stay of developers from previous version of Windows Mobile will stick around, they also want to make it perfectly clear that new developers can take full advantage of the new Silverlight development process. In the interview we conducted, we learned that Microsoft agrees with everyone else, in that the development process is just as important as the hardware and software, to the survival and success of Windows Phone 7 Series. We also learned how applications will be distributed, upgraded, and everything else in between. Oh, and we find out that some dreams are certainly going to be dashed.

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Windows Phone 7 Series Marketplace Showcased, Detailed

Windows Phone 7 Series Marketplace Showcased, Detailed

Despite the fact that the Windows Phone 7 Series has a bold new User Interface, and a brand new mobile Operating System outlook from the Redmond-based company, the big question on everyone's mind is whether or not the platform will have an App Store competitor. Thanks to MIX10, we can finally say with absolute certainty that that's exactly what Microsoft has planned, as they've officially named the Windows Phone Marketplace as the successor to the Windows Marketplace for Mobile.

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Windows Phone 7 gets Silverlight & XNA, but no old WinMo apps

Windows Phone 7 gets Silverlight & XNA, but no old WinMo apps

Microsoft deferred pretty much all technical questions at MWC 2010 about Windows Phone 7 to their upcoming MIX conference, but they've apparently relented and released a little information ahead of time.  Key is that they're using Silverlight and XNA for development, along with .NET, Silverlight being Microsoft's Flash alternative (and making its first appearance on a Microsoft mobile platform with WP7) while XNA is found powering 2D and 3D gaming on the Zune HD.

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Apple’s target really Google in HTC patent punch-up?

Apple’s target really Google in HTC patent punch-up?

While Apple may be ostensibly going after HTC with this latest round of legal wrangling, it's starting to look like the Cupertino company is actually looking to take on Google.  HTC's devices - spanning Android and Windows Mobile - have been name-checked across the board, but Apple's case saves some serious bile for their Android implementation.  Meanwhile, examination of the specific patents in question raise questions about whether Apple's target really is the device manufacturer, or in fact the underlying platform on which so many of their recent smartphones have been based.

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