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Microsoft Solves Windows Phone 8's Random Rebooting Problem

After users reported that their Windows Phone 8 handsets were randomly rebooting, Microsoft claims to have found the cause of the problem—and is planning to roll out an over-the-air update in December. More »...

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Android Follows Linux into Wide World of Embedded

Texas Instruments is already a leader in the general embedded market, where its ARM Cortex-based OMAP processors typically run embedded Linux instead of Linux-based Android. In recent years, however, TI has begun to add Android support to its general embedded CPUs -- a move indicative of Android's growing popularity in the embedded market.

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Kantar Worldpanel: Apple Shoots Back To Top Of U.S. Smartphone Sales On An iPhone 5 Rocket, Android Leading Elsewhere

Samsung may be be the world’s most popular smartphone brand, but in the influential U.S. market, Apple has climbed back to the top of the pack on the strength of its iPhone 5 sales. According to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, the WPP market research subsidiary, Apple’s newest smartphone accounted for just over 48% of all smartphone sales in the country, letting it get past Android — which, across all the different devices running on the platform — accounted for 46.7% of sales in the last 12 weeks ending October 28. 

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Samsung Galaxy Note II ‘Phablet’ Passes Five Million Channel Sales In ~Two Months

At the start of this month Samsung announced that channel sales of its mini-tablet-sized smartphone, the Galaxy Note II, had passed three million unit sales in 37 days on sale. Now the Korean mobile maker has announced that cumulative global channel sales of the device have exceeded five million after around two months since launch.

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Jolla’s Sailfish Rises From MeeGo’s Ashes As Company Signs First Carrier Deal With DNA

Jolla, the startup built by the team behind the smartphone OS that Nokia abandoned in favor of Windows Phone, announced its first big carrier deal today with Finland’s DNA. They also gave a first look at the UI of Sailfish, the mobile operating system they’ve created from the remnants of Nokia’s MeeGo project, and released an SDK. 

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