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In a somewhat ironic twist, Microsoft seems to profit much more from Android royalty deals than it ever has with its own mobile platform. During the second quarter... of 2012 alone, Microsoft earned a staggering $800 million from Android royalties. Adding to the Android royalty dollars, Sharp has just agreed to a pay an undisclosed sum to Microsoft in order to licen...

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Sharp is a brand that we associate more with television sets rather than its line of Android phones, but the company is determined to capture a slice of the ever expanding smartphone market.... The first step towards that goal is to create a unique Android experience that looks and feels different from what the competitors are offering. Taking inspiration of HTC’s Sense and Samsung’s Tou...

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IGZO, short for indium gallium zinc oxide, is a new display technology currently developed by Sharp in collaboration with Semiconductor Energy Laboratory, that could... soon be used in future smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices.

IGZO displays can apparently offer “high crystallinity” as well as “higher resolutions, low power consumptions and high...

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While tech enthusiasts in the US and Europe are still getting used to seeing waterproof or dustproof smartphones, these features have been standard for a long time in Japan. However, aside from... protection to water and dust, another “exotic” function is now being introduced in the “Land of the Rising Sun”.

The new Sharp Pantone 5 107SH smartphone has been unveiled by SoftBank and...

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Let’s say all of a sudden heavy rain catches you outside without an umbrella or coat. Besides worrying about getting drenched and catching a cold, you’d probably be upset about your smart phone... getting wet and possibly damaged. Well if you happen to be in Japan by December then such a scenario wouldn’t bother you at all because a waterproof Android phone will be out in the local market b...

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The Galapagos line is a pretty impressive line of tablets from Sharp. The Japanese manufacturer has already released the Sharp Galapagos 5.5 inch and 10.8 inch tablets, but it seems they aren’t... satisfied with just two. The company is planning to fill the gap between the two tablets by releasing the new Sharp Galapagos A01SH. It’s another Android tablet that’s got a decently sized...

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Sharp seems to be readying another one of their entries into the tablet wars. A first look at a 7-inch Android tablet which will be marketed under its Galapagos brand name is already available. The... 7-inch size comfortably puts it in between Sharp’s other offerings in the tablet market, which are at 5.5- and 10.8-inches respectively. It’s already undergoing review at the FCC – thou...

Sharp’s Galapagos Android tablets look quite swish if you ask us. There are two types, the 5.5-inch and 10.8-inch versions. Both are set to land in Japan on December 10th and pre-orders will be... accepted a week beforehand, on December 3rd. There are two pieces of bad news to accompany this information.

First, we still have no clue or word as to whether or not this device is going to lan...