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Android Tablets: Training Wheels for Windows 8 Tablet Makers

The iPad is usually the named competition for the upcoming Windows 8 tablets, but it's likely Android tablet sales that will be most affected. That's evident by all the major Android tablet makers preparing Windows tablets for launch.

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MeeGo Mobile Startup, Jolla, Names COO As New CEO As It Preps For Sailfish OS Launch

Finnish mobile startup Jolla, which is building a new OS based on the MeeGo platform with a strong focus on China, has named a new CEO as it moves towards its first product launch ahead of the unveiling of its Sailfish OS next month. Former CEO Jussi Hurmola will now focus on “Sailfish strategy” (and moves onto the Jolla Board), while Jolla’s former...

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Phonemakers Make Android China-Friendly

Mobile phone vendors selling Android smartphones in China replace restricted Google services with local apps and content, to make sure user experience is not compromised.

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Raspberry Pi Mini Computer Now Shipping With RAM Upgraded To 512MB

The Raspberry Pi mini computer just got a RAM upgrade – from 256MB to 512MB — but the $35 price-tag is staying the same. Eben Upton, chip design and founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, said the extra RAM follows frequent suggestions for a more expensive version of the Pi with more RAM for those who want to use the Pi for general computing purposes. But Upton notes the Foundation is “very attached to $35 as our highest price point” — in a recent interview with TC, Upton described price as “our differentiator."

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Report: Amazon In Advanced Talks To Buy Texas Instruments’ Mobile Chip Business In Deal Worth Billions

Amazon is in “advanced negotiations” to buy Texas Instruments’ mobile chip business, according to Israeli newspaper Calcalist, with the price expected to be in the billions of dollars range. If the deal goes ahead Amazon would take a step close to rivals Apple and Samsung by gaining the ability to design and manufacture its own mobile chips. At the time of writing, Amazon and Texas Instruments had not responded to a request for comment. 

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