Microsoft announces the date for Windows 8, EU gets all up in Microsoft’s Windows 8 business, Qualcomm cashing in and Apple being forced to tell the world that Samsung didn’t copy them.
- Microsoft launching Windows 8 on October 26th for new and upgrade customers - Steven Sinofsky head of the Windows devision at Microsoft announced that the release date for the next version of the Redmond company’s OS, Windows 8, will be made available from October 26th. Windows 8 will be available on new PCs and for online upgrade (hopefully worldwide) on the day, so lets get ready to Metro.
- EU deepens Microsoft investigation amidst claims Windows RT tablets block rival browser install – After their less than flattering revelation that they had falsified reports to the EU over a browser choice that wasn’t offered to consumers as part of a settlement, Microsoft looks like they’re in for a rough ride on WIndows 8 with the EU saying that they’re going to be digging into the claims that you won’t be able to install rival browsers on Windows 8 RT tablets.
- Qualcomm Q3 2012 earnings show revenue and profit up sharply over last year – Qualcomm, the manufacturers of the Snapdragon CPU’s and 3G and 4G modules for mobile devices, are reporting some pretty impressive numbers for Q3 of this year. With $4.63 billion in revenue and net income of $1.21 billion things seem to be looking up for the firm, especially with their new S4 and soon to be mainstream S5 chips.
- UK judge forces Apple to state on its site that Samsung didn’t copy the iPad – After a British judge dismissed the Apple case against Samsung’s Galaxy Tab in the UK because, in part, it isn’t as cool as the iPad,Apple have now ben ordered to post a notice both on its website (which has to remain for 6 months) and several British newspapers and magazines, to help correct the “damaging impression the South Korea-based company was copying Apple’s product.”