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IDC: Android Market Share Reached 75% Worldwide In Q3 2012

According to new figures released from analyst firm IDC, Android shipments reached 136 million units in Q3 2012, which accounts for 75% of the 181.1 million shipments during the quarter. Or, as IDC puts it, “the Android operating system was found on three out of every four smartphones shipped during the third quarter of 2012.” 

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Microsoft Is Reportedly Testing Its Own Smartphone

First it built the Surface, and now Microsoft is said to be working on another new hardware product, this time a smartphone. That’s according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, which says that Microsoft is currently working with Asian component suppliers on its own handset design, though it isn’t yet clear whether or not the device will ever go into mass production. 

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Microsoft Delays Further its iOS, Android and Other Mobile CRM Clients

The good news: Microsoft is adding cross-browser support to the Q4 2012 Dynamics CRM upate coming in December. The bad news: Its promised cross-platform CRM apps are delayed again.

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10 Ready-to-Roll Robots that Run Linux (Slideshow)

Linux is increasingly used in conjunction with open source robotic middleware OSes and appears to be a rising force in robotics, including many industrial applications.This slideshow covers 10 notable Linux robots of recent, or recently updated, vintage.

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Nokia Not Blocking Multiple Users on Android Phones

The Finnish handset giant says it dropped its patent application for multiuser account functionality, and Google hasn't contacted it to license technology for Android. [Read more]...

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