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Sony has launched the Xperia Lounge app which features a range of exclusive content and competitions that give you a chance to win VIP experiences.The app is currently in beta, but it is available for any Android smartphone running 2.3 Gingerbread and above.

Qeexo

Touchscreens are very accessible and they’re easy to use, but how do we take advantage of the technology to perform more complex interactions? Multi-touch and gestures have opened up new possibilities, but what if the screen could tell what was interacting with it? That’s the idea behind Qeexo’s FingerSense – the device can tell the difference between a fingertip, a nail, or a knuckle, as well as a stylus.

HTC needs to step up its game

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by on November 16, 2012 7:50 am
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HTC enjoyed a meteoric rise with Android and manufactured some of the best smartphones of recent years. Its fall from grace has been spectacular. We examine what went wrong and take a look at how HTC might stage a comeback.

Google and Dish ponder new wireless service

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by on November 16, 2012 5:05 am
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How do you like the idea of getting your Internet and cellular wireless service from Google? The search engine giant is apparently looking to branch out yet again and talks have been held with satellite TV provider Dish Network. It’s in the very early stages right now, but it’s thought Dish is looking for a partner to build a U.S. wireless network with and Google might be a good fit.

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Google improves Android with each new iteration by baking in new features, but where do they come from? Could it harm the app ecosystem if the hard work developers put in on an app has no pay off because the improved core functionality makes it obsolete? We take a look at developer pain, discuss the impact, and remember some pioneering apps that no longer seem necessary.

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Gartner’s report on Q3 2012 reveals that worldwide smartphones sales are up nearly 50 percent on the same quarter last year. We all know who sold most of them right? Samsung and Apple account for 46.5 percent of the smartphone market and the Android platform claimed a 72.4 percent market share.

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Hands up if you’re still waiting for Jelly Bean on your Galaxy S3. Samsung has just released a lovely two-part video showcasing the list of awesome improvements you can expect with version 4.1 of the Android platform. The version in the video is actually an LTE model available in Korea, but rest assured Jelly Bean is winging its way to you wherever you may be.

Microsoft

The dispute between Motorola and Microsoft about fair rates for essential patents reaches a Seattle courtroom today and we can expect the trial to reveal some juicy financial information about both companies after the judge rejected a request to keep evidence relating to licensing deals and sales projections under wraps.