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Huawei has no plans to build a Tizen phone and won't release new Windows Phones

Huawei does not plan on building a smartphone running on the open-source Tizen platform, according to a senior company executive, dealing yet another blow to the fledgling smartphone platform. Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's consumer business group, also said Huawei is putting on pause plans to introduce new phones running Microsoft's Windows Phone platform.

Microsoft reportedly developing Chromecast rival: a Miracast dongle

Analysts can predict a decline in Google Chromecast usage all they want, but its users are a fairly loyal bunch. And it appears that Microsoft may be going after that customer base with its own dongle, reportedly called the Miracast Dongle but currently code-named HD-10 in an FCC filing.

Researchers demo 92% success rate in hacking smartphone apps

The vast mobile applications ecosystem, enabled by the ability of apps to run on a shared smartphone infrastructure or operating system, has created open doors for hackers that want to obtain personal information from mobile device users. And the threat is believed to extend across Google Android, Apple iOS and Microsoft Windows operating systems, according to a group of university researchers.

Opera takes leading role in Microsoft feature-phone browser development

Opera's CEO said a licensing deal with Microsoft effectively means the Norwegian software company is taking over browser building for low- and mid-tier Nokia mobile phones.

Nokia's mapping CEO steps down

Nokia has appointed Cliff Fox as acting head of its Here mapping business from Sept. 1, after the division's current CEO, Michael Halbherr, resigned.  

Equinix adds CloudSigma to Cloud Exchange, broadens cloud-service reach

Equinix has taken another step toward providing more cloud services to enterprises through its growing network of data centers by adding CloudSigma, an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, to its Cloud Exchange.

IDC: Android, iOS squeeze almost all breathing room for Windows Phone, BlackBerry in Q2

It's been clear for years that Google's Android and Apple's iOS are the two dominant smartphone platforms around the world, but a new report form research firm IDC on second-quarter smartphone shipments makes clear there almost isn't any breathing space for any competitors.

Developers eagerly make use of Microsoft's option to respond to Windows Phone app reviews

Until recently, the best most app developers could do when someone writes a bad review was take a deep breath and count to 10. If their app or mobile game was created for Windows Phone, however, Microsoft is now offering them other ways to respond.

M&E executives say it's time to grow: report

Chief financial officers at major media and entertainment companies like Disney, Liberty Media, Microsoft and Time Warner are downplaying economic uncertainty and are setting themselves into the starting blocks for new growth. The focus this time: digital, an Ernst & Young report says.

Microsoft commits to basic phone category, introduces Nokia 130

Microsoft is not planning on abandoning the entry-level phone market, according to a company executive, and to prove it the software giant has released a new basic phone under the Nokia brand.