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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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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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Intel To Design ZTE Mobile Phone For Sale In China?

Intel To Design ZTE Mobile Phone For Sale In China?

According to Bloomberg sources, Intel may be attempting to secure a spot for their mobile chips by first infiltrating the Chinese phone market. Their sources claim that Intel has submitted designs of a handset based on a version of Intel's Atom microprocessor. The phone will be manufactured by ZTE Corp and may go on sale in China.

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ZTE snubs Windows Phone

ZTE snubs Windows Phone

ZTE has confirmed it has experimented with Windows Phone prototypes in its engineering labs, but has decided the Microsoft OS is not yet popular enough for it to be worth its while putting devices into production. According to ZTE UK, speaking to the WSJ, there are also concerns over the platform's performance. While ZTE may not be a company with high brand recognition among consumers, it in fact holds a top five spot in the world mobile phone rankings.

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ZTE Skate 4.3 hands-on

ZTE Skate 4.3 hands-on

ZTE isn't generally recognized for its own brand, instead providing low-cost devices - often with Android on them - for carriers to rebrand and push out on cheap pre-pay deals. The ZTE Skate 4.3, though, might actually deserve a little bit more than that; although it's expected to be cheap, it also doesn't stint on the spec sheet. As well as running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the smartphone has a sizeable 4.3-inch WVGA touchscreen and a 5-megapixel autofocus camera.

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