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Siri Thinks the Best Operating System Is Linux [Apple]

We knew Siri doesn't think the iPhone is the best phone in the planet. Now we also know that, if you ask Siri what's the best operating system, she will reply "Linux." More »...

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CTIA 2012 sees Android Ice Cream Sandwich Take Root

Smartphone announcements were limited, but signal the steady adoption of Android ICS. [Read more]...

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CTIA Wireless 2012 Wrap-Up

Oh, how we will miss New Orleans. It's been a long and busy week in the Big Easy as tens of thousands of calories were sacrificed in the name of bringing you the most comprehensive coverage of CTIA's annual spring show. Not that we mind -- we love doing it, and...

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No Tablet News Yet From Nokia, But It Is Launching Its E-Reader Reading App

There are still some big question marks over what Nokia plans to do in tablets — a market where it is now possibly the only major smartphone maker yet to make a device — but at least Nokia is moving ahead with the launch of tablet-friendly services. Today, it said it would begin the global roll-out of Nokia Reading, a Windows Phone app originally announced back in February for reading e-books on a Lumia device. The company says that initial countries that will get the app are France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain and the UK, with others following later this year. It is compatible with all four Lumia models: the 900, 800, 710 and 610. Having a decent reading app on a smartphone is basically table stakes at the moment, so in that sense this app probably should have come as standard with the phones when they first started to get rolled out last year — but Nokia is hoping that its international approach will make this app particularly attractive to its global user base: the app will launch with a selection of titles in local languages. This is in contrast to, say, Amazon, which has taken its time in rolling out versions...

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CyanogenMod Gives 7.x Branch Status Update

CyanogenMod developer Abhisek "ciwrl" Devkota has detailed the project's plans for the 7.x branch of the popular modified Android firmware and its future development...

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