Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Motorola Solutions have announced a patent licensing agreement for the two companies to share technology. Motorola Solutions will receive worldwide coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for devices that use the Android and Chrome OS.
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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Dell has signed a patent-licensing agreement to cover Android and Chrome OS devices. The deal was signed on March 26th and it is a continuation of a nearly 30-year business relationship between Microsoft and Dell to deliver world-class technologies to consumers.”
Acer has announced the new C720 Chromebook computer series today. The C720 is available for pre-order from Amazon.com and Best Buy. The first model in the series is the C720-800, which costs $249.99 in the U.S.
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Today Google unveiled a new laptop called the HP Chromebook 11 in New York. The laptop is powered by a miniUSB cellphone charger. Google product management director Caesar Sengupta said that you can have one single charger for all of your devices.
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Google is now making it possible for developers to set-up push notifications on web applications served through Chrome. Google announced Google Messaging for Chrome on Thursday. According to Google’s Developer page, the service “helps developers send message data from servers to their Chrome apps and extensions. The service is intended to wake up an app or extension, and/or alert a user. For example, calendar updates could be pushed to users even when their calendaring app isn’t open.” The service can also be used for stock price alerts or news items.
Google chairman Eric Schmidt has confirmed at a conference in India that the Chrome and Android operating systems will remain separated. Andy Rubin, the head of Android, stepped down last week and he was replaced by Sundar Pichai. Pichai is the head of Google Chrome.
Hewlett Packard has announced their first laptop that runs on the Google Chrome operating system. HP’s first Chromebook is called the Pavilion 14 Chromebook. The Pavilion 14 Chromebook has a 14-inch 1366 x 768 screen, three USB 2.0 sockets, and an SD card slot if you want to expand beyond the included 16GB of solid state storage.