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Motorola ICS update to skip older handsets

Motorola has provided Ice Cream Sandwich update details for devices such as the Razr, Xoom and Xoom 2, but has said it will not be bringing ICS to older devices. The Motorola Xoom 2 is set to get an update to ICS in Q3 2012The company reaffirmed on Friday that it would begin delivering the ICS update for the Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi-only version and Motorola Razr smartphone in the Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region during the second quarter of the year.

May 21, 2012 by

Mobile roaming law reaches final vote in Europe

European legislators will on Thursday vote on a comprehensive package aimed at reducing roaming charges for mobile data, voice and text messages across the continent.The European Parliament and Council have already negotiated a compromise deal that puts the new caps on roaming at a lower level than those originally proposed by the Commission, and the vote is the final stage in passing the legislation.

May 10, 2012 by

Dutch ratify net neutrality law

The upper house of the Netherlands parliament adopted on Tuesday a new Telecommunications Act, making the country the first in Europe to put net neutrality into law. The lower house approved the act in June last year.

May 9, 2012 by

Europe-wide draft law seeks to criminalise hacking

Cyberattacks could become a criminal offence across Europe punishable by at least two years in jail under a draft law cleared by a European Parliament committee on Tuesday.Attacks against a website, network or database, and attempts to interfere with or illegally intercept data, would see two years in prison under proposals backed by the European Parliament Civil Liberties Committee.

March 28, 2012 by

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