HP Acquires Yet Another Operating System Specialist

From X-bit Labs: Just weeks after Hewlett-Packard announced plans to acquire Palm in order to get webOS operating system (OS) and other intellectual property, the company said it would also take over HyperSpace OS-related technologies from Phoenix Technologies. Even though HP is known for its software efforts, the two recent acquisitions show that HP is clearly gaining consumer-oriented software solutions.

Google's problems with Android Market continue

From InfoWorld: After applications recently started disappearing from the Android Market, Google continued to have reliability issues with the online store as developers over the weekend experienced issues with erroneous download counts.

On Saturday, a number of developers started complaining about incorrect download counts on Android Market. The total number of downloads for their respective applications had in some cases dropped by several thousand, developers reported.

Samsung Launches Two Lower-priced Android-based Smartphones

From PC World: Samsung has added the Galaxy 3 and Galaxy 5 to its portfolio of Android-based smartphones, it said on Tuesday at CommunicAsia2010 in Singapore. Both phones are on the low-end of the scale when it comes to price and features.

Google music store could launch this fall

From CNET News.com: With the iTunes' banner waving supremely over the digital music landscape, Google continues to build its own music service, CNET has learned.

According to multiple music industry sources, Google could launch a music service that offers song downloads and streaming music as early as this fall.

Apple redesigns Mac mini, adds HDMI port

From CNET News.com: Apple on Tuesday released a new Mac mini computer with several new hardware features, including faster processors and an HDMI port.

The new Mac mini comes in two models: one with a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and the other with a 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor. The older systems came with 2.26GHz and 2.53GHz processors.

Apple iPhone 4 Pre-orders Kick Off in America, Sorta

From DailyTech: Well, today is the day that iPhone junkies around the world have been waiting for -- today is the first day that Apple is taking pre-orders for the iPhone 4. However, trying to order an iPhone 4 from Apple's website this morning has been an exercise in futility.

Microsoft Announces New Slimmer, Quieter Xbox 360 With Built-in Wi-Fi

From DailyTech: It's hard to believe that it's been nearly five years since the original Xbox 360 launched. The Xbox 360 hit the market a year ahead of the Nintendo Wii and PlayStation 3 and continues to do quite well in the marketplace. Thanks to a relatively healthy stable library of exclusive games and the second-to-none Xbox Live gaming service, gamers keep coming back for more despite years of RROD issues.

iPhone 4 at Best Buy June 24, preorders start June 15

From CNET News.com: Best Buy will carry the iPhone 4 starting June 24, the first day of the gadget's availability anywhere, the retailer confirmed Monday.

That means Best Buy joins Apple Stores, AT&T, Radio Shack, and Wal-Mart in being the first to sell the latest iPhone.

Best Buy says it will be offering the same option to preorder the phone as Apple and AT&T. Orders can be placed starting Tuesday, June 15, at any Best Buy Mobile or Best Buy store.

AT&T Unveils "Budget" HTC Aria Android Smartphone

From DailyTech: AT&T stayed away from Android devices for a long time. Presumably, the company didn’t want to risk cannibalizing its important iPhone sales with Android handsets. Over the last several months, however, AT&T has finally started to offer Android devices.

Chrome OS to Achieve Windows Support through "Chromoting"

From PC World: Google is hard at work putting the finishing touches on the Chrome OS--expected to hit the streets as a netbook operating system before the holidays. A new feature dubbed "chromoting" hopes to bridge the divide between Chrome and Windows, but the sketchy details thus far don't make it sound all that compelling.


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