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Is the Microsoft-HTC patent deal more about Linux or Apple?

http://blogs.zdnet.com

Does the Microsoft-HTC patent agreement mean we can expect to see Microsoft weigh in on the Apple vs. HTC patent infringement matter? Or is the Microsoft-HTC deal just one more example (with more mobile-phone makers possibly to come) of Linux companies attempting to head off potential Microsoft lawsuits involving Linux?

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Why Mobile Patents are Such a Mess

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com

Everybody's suing everybody! ... None of the major companies really seem to take patents seriously. ... And why should they take patents serious? The United States Patent and Trademark Office grants patents for vague ideas, obvious processes and usage models and even the most mundane software user interface conventions.

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Android-based nav phone's U.S.-bound

http://www.linuxfordevices.com

T-Mobile and Garmin-Asus announced a navigation-oriented smartphone that will run Android and include multi-touch capabilities. The "Garminfone" includes a 600MHz Qualcomm processor, 4GB of flash storage, a three megapixel camera, and GPS capabilities that work with or without cellular connectivity, according to the companies.

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Hey Adobe, Dump Apple, Go Linux

http://blogs.computerworld.com

Who can blame Adobe for being ticked off? They wanted a slice of the lucrative Apple iPad/iPhone application business, and Apple won't let Adobe applications, or even Flash, on either platform.

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IMAX — Not Just Apple — Attacks Free Software With Software Patents

http://boycottnovell.com

Another legal attack against Free software comes in the form of a threat (issued against Sandy3D) and Apple's reason for suing Android seems like gradual iPhone defeat (Linux is winning)

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Novell Wants to Bring Microsoft, Moonlight, and Mono to Linux Phones (Android)

http://boycottnovell.com

Microsoft's patent-encumbered "gifts" to GNU/Linux are being pushed into devices with Novell's help

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Web guru Tim Bray takes Google Android job

http://news.cnet.com

Tim Bray--co-inventor of XML, notable tech blogger, and until recently a Sun Microsystems employee--has joined Google's Android team in part to show the world what he thinks is wrong with Apple's iPhone.

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Software Patents Kill Another Program for Linux (Android)

http://boycottnovell.com

The wonders of "innovation" show their ever-so-wonderful benefit to society yet again (the application above died from software patents)

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Arduino - the hardware revolution

http://www.linuxuser.co.uk

As we watched for signs of hope in netbook sales, Drupal sites and partly-FOSS Android phones, a revolution was taking place all around, in the physical world but not entirely away from the internet.

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The Famous Symbian OS Goes Open Source

http://jordanopensource.org

Symbian is the famous operating system that power up most Nokia mobile handsets. This OS was originally developed by Symbian Ltd. but then Nokia claimed it, next to an independent non-profit organization called Symbian Foundation, and implemented it on its devices.

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Android will soon trail only Symbian, says IDC

http://www.linuxfordevices.com

Android will trail only Symbian in mobile phone market share by 2013, according to IDC. Android phones such as the pictured Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, which is now heading for NTT DoCoMo, will grow 150.4 percent to 68.0 million units by 2013, but other Linux-based phones will struggle, says IDC.

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Google delays Android launch in China after hacking dispute

http://www.linuxfordevices.com

Google announced that it was delaying the launch of two Android phones in China due to a dispute with the Chinese government over censorship issues. The delay will affect Google-endorsed Android phones from Samsung and Motorola that were to be carried by China Unicom, says an eWEEK story.

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Android, Not Microsoft Slate, Big Winner at CES: Analysts

http://www.enterprisemobiletoday.com

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer may have stolen a little thunder from Apple's rumored announcement of a slate PC during his keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, but three leading analysts say that the real thunder theft at this year's show is coming from Microsoft's mobile competitors.

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2009 is the Year of the Linux-powered Smartphones

http://www.junauza.com

Although I don't consider 2009 as the year of the Linux desktop, most of you will probably agree with me that this is the year of the Linux-powered smartphones. We can mainly thank Android for this as its popularity and market share has been growing at a rapid pace.Gartner Inc. predicted that by 2012,

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Is the Success of Google's Android a Threat to Free Software

http://www.linuxjournal.com

While the vast majority of the its apps are closed source they will not help spread real user freedom, or offer much of an alternative to Apple's tightly-controlled approach. The free software community needs to address these problems by encouraging many more developers to build great Android apps that are truly free.

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