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MIPS Works with Android 4.1, Focused on Low-Cost Tablets

Among chip makers that have worked steadily with the Android mobile OS, you don't hear MIPS Technologies mentioned much. But MIPS has, in fact, worked with Android since the birth of the OS, as we noted all the way back in 2009. When it comes to low cost Android tablet devices, you hear much discussion of devices running ARM chips, but MIPS has in fact been a competitive player in this space. Tablets based on MIPS chips and priced under $100 have made a mark around the world. Now there is news that MIPS will develop around Jelly Bean, otherwise known as Android 4.1. Computerworld quotes Jen Bernier-Santarini, director of corporation communications at MIPS, who says: "We are working aggressively on bringing Jelly Bean to MIPS, and expect that it will...

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RedPhone Voice Encryption System for Android Open Sourced

The Twitter-owned security firm has published the source code for its voice encryption system for Android to GitHub under the GPLv3 licence. RedPhone uses the ZRTP open standard to encrypt voice calls between Android users...

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Import Ban on Select Motorola Android Products Starts Today

It's been a few months since the International Trade Commission affirmed its decision to ban a selection of Motorola's Android portfolio from import, but the ruling will only start in earnest from today. While the ITC mentioned the likes of the Google-powered Atrix, Xoom, Droid 2 -- alongside a whole pile of lesser-known models-- the exclusion covers all Motorola devices that infringe on Microsoft's...

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Amazon's Huge Advantage in Mobile...

It has a business model that can easily cross over to smartphone platforms while most others don't.

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Price Conscious Mobile Customers Drive Biz Model Innovation

Low average revenue per user in emerging markets of Asia pushes mobile operators to become innovative in pricing models, say analysts.

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