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Microsoft brings Samsung to court over Android patent deal

On Friday, the Redmond-based global software giant Microsoft announced that it has brought South Korean electronics manufacturer Samsung to court over a contract dispute in their patent deal for Android devices. Microsoft, in very basic terms, has a contract with Samsung where it receives royalties for every Android device it sells, and it is suing Samsung because according to them, the latter has not been keeping its part of the contract.

Microsoft Account app takes on Google Authenticator

People are starting to become more conscious of how fragile their easy-to-remember passwords are, but that doesn't mean they're actively taking steps to protect their precious online accounts. To ease the process of securing accounts, logging into them and entering passwords, Microsoft released a new app on Android called Microsoft Account that, to be brutally honest, is simply a Microsoft-centric version of Google Authenticator.

Microsoft OneNote for Android beta program opens

We get that Evernote got here first, and is rightly claiming a majority of the market. Maybe that is why Microsoft is opening itself to suggestions from users as it tests out the Android beta for note-taking and archiving software OneNote, as announced on the Microsoft Office blog yesterday. OneNote has made its way over to Android, but it might not be long before we see a better, stand-alone version of Microsoft’s note-taking app.

Microsoft starts beta test for Office on Android tablets

Microsoft is reportedly working on an Office beta program for Android tablets, after meeting with relative success in their iOS foray. While there are still no clear details on how this will be different from the existing mobile version, it is expected that it will work just like its iOS version, with Word, Excel and Powerpoint sure to be part of this working suite.

Microsoft smartwatch rumored to arrive this October

As the smartwatch competition heats up among various OEMs like Samsung, LG and Motorola, Microsoft will surely not be far behind. Rumors are that their wearable will be coming into the market by October this year. Unlike the previously mentioned brands that are using the Android Wear platform, this one will reportedly be cross-platform, allowing it to have a wider user base.

Console OS dual-boots where Microsoft, Google dare not tread

Android on PCs, that's definitely been thought of and done before, if the number of Android-powered all-in-one's and laptops of late is any indication. However, Mobile Media Ventures, the people behind iConsole.tv have an even more ambitious goal: to run Android side by side Windows on any PC of your choice.
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