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Blackberry CEO on bringing security and productivity to Android: ‘We’d love to do it’

With Blackberry seemingly com in apart at the seams, many wonder just how the former smartphone juggernaut would plan to move on. More to the point, with Android and iOS soaking up the market share sunlight, how would Blackberry remain relevant? After previously swearing off Android, their CEO now says he’s like to give both Android and iOS a go — for security and productivity.

Microsoft said to be considering allowing OEMs to use mobile OS free of charge

New reports suggest that Microsoft is now considering giving Windows Mobile away to OEMs for free, ending the licensing deal that garnered them about $30 per handset. This move would align Microsoft with Google, giving away their mobile platform for free while driving business to other revenue streams. This is only part of a series of moves being considered by operating systems chief Terry Myerson, along with bringing back the Start menu.

Android shown to be out of touch when it comes to OS updates

It’s the concern so many Android users have: when will my phone be upgraded to the newest version? As Android fans, we want to know that we will at least see the newest Android version soon after launch. While we don’t expect to see our HTC or Samsung device carry the latest flavor of Android the same day as a Nexus device, we don’t want to get left behind, either.

Kindle Fire voted best Android gaming tablet

What is the best tablet for gaming? That’s subjective, of course, but a new study shows it may not be the device you think. While most still turn to iOS for gaming, the Android realm is catching up quickly. While we focus on tablets like the Nexus 7, we’re way off base. In fact, we’re not even acknowledging the people’s choice.

Chrome offline apps set to launch on Android and iOS in 2014

Google is set to bring Chrome packaged apps to mobile, as well as desktop. The apps in question, which recently launched as “Desktop apps” in the Chrome Web Store for Chromebooks (or "Offline Apps" elsewhere), act just like web apps except they operate outside of a web browser, and don’t need an Internet connection. While we’ve long expected Google to bring Chrome extensions to mobile, this represents a new frontier in Google’s platform functionality.
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