Featured | Written by: Graeme Philipson | Published in: MobilityEvidence is mounting that Microsoft will soon announce its own Microsoft branded Windows 8 smart phones. Microsoft is silent on the matter (including no denials), but it makes perfect sense and it seems only a matter of when for the "Microphone".
Microsoft on Tuesday announced that it has signed a patent agreement with HTC covering the phone maker's Android-based devices, and it's talking with other phone vendors as well about its "concerns" regarding Google's mobile operating platform.
Summary: CodePlex/Microsoft wolf in new sheep’s clothing; Free software luminaries are not foolish enough to fall for it
In order for Microsoft to speak on behalf of its opposition (Microsoft’s CodePlex does this a lot), Microsoft must pretend to be a friend of the competition.
Microsoft Corp. on Thursday announced several new and updated applications and services including Microsoft Office for iPad and free Office Mobile apps for iPhone and Android phones. Microsoft also announced the Enterprise Mobility Suite, a comprehensive set of cloud services to help businesses manage corporate data and services on the devices people use at work and at home.
Summary: The mobile arena is being distorted by Microsoft and some allies who use software patent to increase the cost of phones (including Linux phones); they are using patents on software also to scare manufacturers, giving them the impression that Linux is not free
BACK we go to talking about the mobbyists, who sometimes express love for Mono and almost always seem to promote software patent
Microsoft gains a key advantage with its acquisition of Microsoft’s handset and devices division today: control. Microsoft itself says that acquiring the phones business helps it highlight “high value experiences” on devices around its mobile operating software, and cites the need for a “first-rate Microsoft phone experience” for users.
The desktop’s future isn’t bright, but it isn’t likely to go away anytime soon, Microsoft’s Chief Evangelist Steven Guggenheimer told me last week during a brief interview in St. Petersburg, Russia on the sidelines of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup finals there.