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STAYING WITH ANDROID

Posted by Roger Cheng

zdnet.co.uk

21 November - Asus has reiterated its commitment to the Android tablet business, refuting a report that said it, along with Acer and Dell, is looking to retreat after a rocky start. The company was responding to Taiwanese news site Digitimes, which cited that the three PC manufacturers were looking to phase out their Android tablet businesses. 'As usual, the rumours and reports from Digitimes are incorrect,' said Asus spokesman Gary Key.

A Dell spokesman said the company does not have any plans to exit the business. An Acer representative was not available for comment ...

MALWARE ON RISE

Posted by Leena Rao

techcrunch.com

20 November - Intel-owned McAfee has released its third-quarter security report, which shows that malware targeted towards phones running on the Android operating system continues to be on the rise. According to the report, the amount of malware targeted at Android devices jumped nearly 37 per cent since last quarter, and puts 2011 on track to be the busiest in mobile and general malware history ...

AMAZON GETS SMART

Posted by Sam Kieldsen

crave.cnet.co.uk

20 November - The Kindle Fire is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Amazon's mobile device ambitions. The internet giant is thought to be developing a Kindle Fire smartphone to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2012 ...

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