The low-end of the Android market is set to receive a new competitor in the form of the Huawei Ascend G300.The touchscreen Android handset was announced by Vodafone, which said it would be the exclusive stockist of the device, on Thursday.
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Samsung Electronics has announced that it has started production of its ultra-fast microSD cards, officially known as Ultra High Speed-1 microSD cards, designed to make the most of high-demand devices, such as smartphones and tablets.The semiconductor manufacturer said on Wednesday that it had already started making the 16GB capacity UHS-1 microSD cards late in March and that they are designed to work within the performance levels demanded by LTE-equipped devices.
Asus has confirmed that it will begin taking pre-orders for its hybrid Padfone device on 6 April in Taiwan ahead of a launch in the UK later in the year.The phone-powered laptop-pad bundle will be available to pre-order with or without the docking station from Friday, with its release following on 20 April, a spokesman confirmed to ZDNet UK on Thursday.
Lancashire's broadband infrastructure is set to receive a £62.5m boost after BT revealed that it is working with Lancashire County Council on improving fibre services.
Google has upgraded its Maps service to include live information about disruptions to the London Underground network in order to try and help the 31 million expected visitors to the city avoid trouble spots and delays in the capital during the Olympics this summer.
Online travel specialist Expedia has submitted a formal complaint to the European Commission in the ongoing antitrust investigation into whether Google is abusing its dominance of the search market."Expedia filed a complaint with the European Commission that details specific business and search practices by Google that constitute a violation of European Union competition and consumer protection laws.
Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) has been awarded more than AU$220m (£142m) in an out-of-court settlement in the US concerning its patented Wi-Fi technology.The country's scientific research agency reached the settlement with multiple technology companies in the US — including Lenovo, Acer, Sony and AT&T — on Monday, according to a Reuters report.
Research In Motion's decision to concentrate on its enterprise stronghold has been taken to mean the BlackBerry maker is moving out of the consumer market altogether. Not so.
Google has opened the doors of its start-up incubator, called Campus, based in the 'Silicon roundabout' area of Old Street, London.The seven-storey building will serve as a "co-working and events space" in the heart of London's 'Tech City' in Old Street.
Oracle has reportedly refused a settlement offer put forward by Google in its ongoing dispute over the use of Java in the Android operating system.Oracle filed the suit against Google in 2010, alleging infringement of Oracle-owned Java related patents but the two companies have been unable to reach a settlement since the original filing.