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Samsung launches the Galaxy S III smartphone

Samsung Electronics has launched the Galaxy S III, which comes with a quad-core processor, a bigger screen and a host of software features, including voice recognition, the company said at an event in London.

Xamarin has ported Android from Java to C#

Xamarin has ported Android to C# in an effort to improve its own development tools and show that the OS doesn't have to be dependent on Java.

Nokia sues HTC, RIM and Viewsonic over patent infringement

Nokia has filed claims in the U.S. and Germany saying that products from HTC, Research In Motion (RIM) and ViewSonic infringe a number of the company's patents, it said on Wednesday.

Nokia shipping 41-megapixel camera phone in May, hints at more to come

Nokia will start shipping the PureView 808 in May and has extended its deal with Carl Zeiss, which will result in further advancements in smartphone imaging in the coming months and years, the company said on Wednesday.

Sony launches first Vaio ultrabooks

Sony is joining Intel's ultrabook push with the new Vaio T family, which includes models with 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch screens, the company said on Wednesday.

Microsoft is taking a closer look at "racy" apps on Marketplace

Microsoft will from now on be paying more attention to the icons, titles, and content of apps on Marketplace, and expects them to get more subtle and modest in the imagery used, the company said in a blog post on Monday.

IDC also says Samsung grabbed the biggest smartphone share in Q1

The worldwide smartphone market grew 42.5 percent year-over-year during the first quarter, as Samsung Electronics overtook Apple for the smartphone leadership position, according to IDC's estimates.

Microsoft invests in new Barnes & Noble unit, settles litigation

Microsoft will invest US$300 million in a new Barnes & Noble subsidiary, which will include the digital Nook and College businesses of Barnes & Noble, the companies said in joint statement on Monday.

LG to launch Cloud for sharing content across smartphones, TVs and PCs

LG Electronics will launch a beta of its LG Cloud service on Tuesday, that will allow users to access content across various electronic devices, the company said on Monday.

LG launches dual-core Optimus LTE smartphone in Europe

LG Electronics said on Friday that it will start selling the Optimus True HD LTE in Germany, Portugal, Sweden, helping the number of available LTE devices to slowly grow across Europe.

Survey: Over 97 per cent of enterprise tablet users got an iPad in Q1

Apple's dominance over Android in the corporate tablet market grew in the first quarter, according to a survey from mobile device management and wireless email vendor, Good Technology. The iPad accounted for 97.3 percent of tablets activated by enterprise users in that time period, the research found.

Amazon Web Services simplifies creation of private clouds

Amazon Web Services has made it possible to create private clouds using CloudFormation, which automatically creates stacks of resources described using templates, the company said on Wednesday.

Alcatel-Lucent's revenue takes a hit in Q1

Telecommunication equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent reported an operating loss for the first quarter, as revenue fell 12.3 percent year-on-year. Just like its competitors, the company puts some of the blame on the dire economic situation in Europe.

Samsung reveals processor that will power its next flagship smartphone

Samsung Electronics has introduced the 1.4GHz Exynos 4 Quad processor, which will power the next Galaxy smartphone, the company said on Thursday.

Nokia, HTC score victory against IPCom as patent is deemed invalid

The European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich has revoked a patent belonging to IPCom, but the impact of the decision is in dispute.

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