Monthly Archives: June 2012

Nexus 7: Google wanted it in 4 months for $199/$245, ASUS delivered + Nexus Q (of Google’s own design and manufacturing) added for social streaming from Google Play to speakers and screen in home under Android device control

+ the whole Android-centric story is getting even more interesting when Chrome, Google Drive, Chrome OS and the apps related to that are added. So the latest updates on that are included here as well (in fact from the Day … Continue reading

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Boosting the MediaTek MT6575 success story with the MT6577 announcement — UPDATED with MT6588/83 coming in Q4 2012 and 8-core MT6599 in 2013

Follow-up: MediaTek MT6589 quad-core Cortex-A7 SoC with HSPA+ and TD-SCDMA is available for Android smartphones and tablets of Q1 delivery [Dec 12, 2012] The MT6588 was recently renamed MT6589. Update: Sold 70 million in the first three quarters, MediaTek smart chip dominates China … Continue reading

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Less focus on feature phones while extending the smartphones effort: further readjustments at Nokia

Update as of Aug 9, 2012: … Lumia direction … camera direction …… Asha positioning vs. Lumia and Android: [3:19] First of all what we’re working on with Windows Phone is to take it as low end price point as … Continue reading

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Windows Phone 8 software architecture vs. that of Windows Phone 7, 7.5 and the upcoming 7.8

Announcing Windows Phone 8 [Joe Belfiore on Windows Phone blog, June 20, 2012] Many of Windows Phone 8’s new capabilities come from a surprising source: Windows, the most successful and powerful operating system on the planet, and one used by … Continue reading

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Giving up the total OEM reliance strategy: the Microsoft Surface tablet

Follow ups:– Microsoft Surface: its premium quality/price vs. even iPad3 [Oct 26, 2012]– Microsoft Surface: First media reflections after the New-York press launch [Oct 26, 2012] Updates #2: As the result of this sudden turn of direction 9 months ago, … Continue reading

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