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Just days ago, Microsoft announced their new Hotmail app for Android. As of 2010, Hotmail was the leading provider of webmail, with over 350 million customers. Mot recently, they have created an app... for Android to provide features including push email, synced calendar and contacts, support for multiple accounts and more.

Overview

With hotmail being so...

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Samsung and Microsoft announced just his week that the two companies have entered into a cross-licensing agreement that will have Samsung pay Microsoft an undisclosed amount in royalties for Samsung’s... use of the Android operating system, which Microsoft claims incorporates intellectual property that it owns.

The deal also involved Samsung’s pledging support for developing devices for Microsoft...

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When I first heard about Andy Rubin announcing Android will be optimized for Intel Atom chips for all versions of Android from now on, I was very disappointed with Google, because I thought... it was a poor strategic decision on their part. It felt backwards. Even Microsoft is moving to ARM, and I bet Apple will make a Transformer-like clamshell or at least a Macbook Air-like one based on...

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HTC is reportedly being interested in acquiring webOS from HP. HP is probably still not sure whether they want to sell it or not, most likely along with their Palm patents, which HTC could also... really use against Apple (and maybe Microsoft later). Also, HTC says if they are doing this they want it to be a very rational decision, and not an impulse one.

First of all, they need to be sure...

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Android doesn’t seem to show any sign of slow-down, and the total subscribers base in USA has gained another 5.4% market share in the last 3 months alone, which is almost as much market share... as Microsoft has left (5.7%) with both Windows Mobile 6 and WP7 – combined. Not only that, but that number is decreasing fast, even after the launch of WP7. Can Microsoft recover?

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Well, this is a bit of a surprise. The Windows Team have recently blogged that they’ve given developers access to tools so they can integrate Windows Live on several mobile platforms – one... of them being Android.

For those not familiar with it, Windows Live is Microsoft’s own internet suite of tools. If you’ve got an old Hotmail account somewhere, then you’ll proba...

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“Google’s Android seems the best thing that could have happened to Microsoft’s mobile efforts, ever.” – This is according to Horace Dediu from Asymco.

Could that be possible? Yes, believe... it or not, it’s indeed for real. If you can still recall, Microsoft sued HTC before for the case of intellectual property infringement. As a result, HTC has had to pay Microsoft approximately $5 for each...

Bing client for Android

Microsoft’s market share of the search traffic is around 12%. “”None of us are confused: We’re a very low-share player... … We’ve barely got into double digits and it’s a long road.” To help make the trip easier for Bill and friends, Microsoft are set to release their very own and also their very...

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After the Motorola and Google relationship that seemed to have developed when the Motorola Droid hit the market, we’re quite surprised to hear that Motorola... and Microsoft are going to hit up China with Bing Search and Maps. In short, Motorola are going to provide the hardware to run Android OS. Instead of bundling with Google applications, the devices will com...