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Quarterly results for HP and Dell

HP has reported quarterly results that show net revenue up 11.4% year-on-year to $30.7 billion for the last full quarter that former CEO Mark Hurd was in charge.

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Podcast - 28th July 2010

Iain, James and Mark take their regular look at the week's mobile industry headlines - from quarterly results to texting sharks - and also talk to Ross Catley about the problems and opportunities with smart metering.

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HP to only use webOS in smartphones

Hewlett-Packard, which announced a takeover of Palm earlier this year, says future HP smartphones will only run the webOS operating system.

In an interview with CNBC, HP Executive Vice President Todd Bradley said his company will continue to work with Microsoft but will only use the Palm-designed webOS for new smartphone devices.

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Linux-based operating systems to dominate non-smartphone mobile devices

report from ABI Research expects that Linux-based operating systems – including Google’s Android and forthcoming Chrome OS - will comprise 62% of operating systems shipped in all non-smartphone mobile devices by 2015. Other Linux-based systems include MeeGo and the Palm webOS.

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ARM, Freescale, IBM, Samsung, ST-Ericsson and Texas Instruments work to promote Linux-based mobile devices

ARM, Freescale, IBM, Samsung, ST-Ericsson and Texas Instruments have formed a not-for-profit software engineering company called Linaro. It plans to make Linux-based development faster and easier, with a focus on ARM chips.

The new partnership is committed to investing in open source projects that can be used by Linux-based distributions, such as Android, LiMo, MeeGo, Ubuntu and webOS. Its software and tools will be available for a variety of devices that utilise semiconductor System-on-Chips (SoCs), including smartphones, tablets, digital televisions, automotive entertainment and enterprise equipment.

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