In a move to assume more control over apps and sales of cell phones and tablets, the Web giant is rumored to start releasing Android software to several mobile-device makers at once.
Console-makers Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony have always competed with each other. Now it seems Google and Apple are rapidly leaping into the gaming world as well, which could change the game entirely. CNET News' Kara Tsuboi reports from the E3 gaming show in Los Angeles.
Four months after its launch, the latest version of Google's mobile software is only on 1.2 percent of Android devices. That's actually a big jump from last month.
The country's antitrust watchdog says Google has done nothing improper by requiring mobile device makers to bundle its search engine with their products.
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The two software giants are hitting up Android mobile device makers for a vig from each sale. Oracle is simply trying to cash in while Microsoft wants to thwart a rival.
Communications gear makers Avaya, Proxim and Motorola are codeveloping a mobile device that roams between cell phone networks and Wi-Fi wireless hot spots.