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Google's Android One initiative takes the fight to Microsoft, Mozilla in developing world

Microsoft, Mozilla, the Tizen Association and others are moving to lower-cost hardware in an effort to gain share in emerging markets. However, Google's Android One software and hardware reference design program could undercut those efforts by enhancing the Android experience on cheap devices in the developing world.

Nokia X2 shows Microsoft's continued support of Google's Android

Microsoft's Nokia took the wraps off the new Nokia X2, a device that runs Android and will sell for around $135. The device appears to indicate Microsoft's intention, at least for the time being, to maintain Nokia's plans to sell Android phones as a low-cost alternative to Nokia's wider line of Lumia Windows Phone devices.

Report: Microsoft to enable Kinect-like 3D gestures for its own Windows Phones

Microsoft is planning to add 3D gestures and motion tracking technology to its smartphones that mimics some of the functionality of its Kinect devices used for its Xbox platform, according to a report from  The Verge.

Microsoft exec indicates Windows Phones costing $200 and below are coming

Microsoft's Windows Phone hardware partners will produce devices this year that cost less than $200, according to a Microsoft executive, a shift that could lead to an increase in market share for the platform.

Microsoft OEM partners VP predicts sub-$200 Windows smartphones in 2014

Microsoft's vice president of OEM partners, Nick Parker, said the retail price of Windows Phone smartphones and tablets will become more competitive during 2014, as company initiatives to boost the operating system (OS) begin to bear fruit.

NFV a dominant theme at this year's TM Forum Live

It's not always easy to condense an event into a few words, but in the case of tthis year's TM Forum Live, key buzzwords immediately spring to mind: NFV--the much-discussed Network Functions Virtualisation--big data analytics and the digital enterprise.

Microsoft exec hints at new HTC Windows Phone work

A Microsoft executive indicated that HTC may soon be producing new smartphones running the software giant's Windows Phone operating system--but he declined to give any details.

Netflix transitions to HTML5, moves away from Microsoft Silverlight

Online video provider Netflix is accelerating its transition to HTML5-based streaming, a move that should improve load times for viewers and make 4K video streaming easier to deliver.

Study: Operators sitting on $235B 'treasure trove' of under-utilised data

NICE, France--Telecoms and media companies are sitting on what Microsoft describes as a potential "data dividend" worth $235 billion over a four-year period, if such companies were to make better and smarter use of the data they gather from and about customers on a daily basis.

Rumor Mill: Microsoft smart watch will work with iOS, Android and Windows Phone

Microsoft could soon jump into the wearable device market with a smart watch that is loaded with sensors and works with Apple iPhones, Google's Android phones and Microsoft's own Windows Phones, according to a report from  Forbes.