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Nikon signs Android-related patent agreement with Microsoft

Nikon Corporation is the latest company to sign a patent licensing agreement with Microsoft. It covers a number of Nikon cameras that use the Android platform.

Full details aren’t being disclosed, although Microsoft has announced it’ll receive royalties from Nikon.

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Samsung enters MWC with Android-powered TV hub and new Galaxy Note tablet

Samsung enters MWC with Android-powered TV hub and new Galaxy Note tablet

Samsung has revealed two new products ahead of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona: an 8-inch Android tablet and an Android-powered smart TV device.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 has an 8-inch 1280x800 display running on a 1.6GHz quad-core processor. It’s expected to be available from the second quarter of this year.

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Orange prepares an own-brand 4G smartphone

Orange has added three Android-powered smartphones to its own-brand range of handsets, including its first Orange-branded 4G device, although it’s not confirmed whether any will be launched in the UK.

The Orange Lumo is a 4G smartphone with a 4.5-inch screen and an 8 megapixel camera, while the 3G Orange San Remo has a 4.7-inch display and is just 8.2mm deep.

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What to expect at Mobile World Congress 2013: Windsor Holden of Juniper Research

Podcast - 23rd February 2013

In today's special programme we're preparing for Mobile World Congress 2013. To find out what to expect, Mark Bridge talks to Dr Windsor Holden of Juniper Research.

Their conversation covers everything from Apple's absence to connected cows - and from new operating systems to paying for applications.

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PayPal prepares mobile-connected Chip and PIN device for the UK

eBay-owned online payment service PayPal is introducing a new Chip & PIN device for UK retailers. It’s called PayPal Here - the same name as the company’s plug-in reader for swipe cards in the USA - and is designed to work in conjunction with a smartphone app.

The device is being made available to select UK businesses in the next few months before a full UK launch this summer.

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