Samsung unveiled its latest flagship tablet, the Galaxy S2. It will be available in both a 9.7-inch and 8-inch model, and both will have a Samsung Super AMOLED display. The tablets will have an LTE option and two storage configurations.
Google Drive plug-in for Microsoft Office released
Google made its Drive cloud service easier to use with Microsoft Office with the new plug-in for the suite. This enables Office users to open Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents directly in Office apps and save them in Drive when done.
Samsung and Apple have a third of smartphone sales in the second quarter
Apple may have almost all of the profits but not sales. Samsung is the giant in the Android world with a big track record. When Apple's and Samsung's smartphone sales are combined the two were responsible for over a third of the global total.
In an effort to alleviate startups from the concern that patent trolls will come after them, Google is giving some patents to them. There are a number of conditions that must be met to qualify for the free patents, most notable the requirement that companies must join Google's network of companies fighting patent trolls.