Top of the pops for V3 readers this week was our coverage about a complaint made to the European Commission (EC) about Google Android. Google has done pretty well with its mobile operating system, which is now the biggest smartphone OS and runs on some of the most covetable devices.
In response to this success, a group of 17 organisations, including Microsoft, Nokia and Oracle, has complained to the EC that Google is acting unfairly by giving away Android for free, so it can then prioritise its own services in mobile search. Sour grapes – never.
The big news for corporate IT teams last week was the reminder that there is only one more year left of support for the ageing Windows XP OS. Research revealed that XP is still on anywhere between 25 and 40 percent of business desktops, despite being 12 years old, meaning Microsoft has a job on its hands to convince those stalwarts to migrate.
Readers were keen to read our exclusive scoop about six Met police being sacked for offensive behaviour on social media, as revealed by the response to a Freedom of Information request made by news editor Dan Worth.
Also popular was our review and video review of the Nokia Lumia 720, the Finnish firm’s latest Windows Phone 8 device, which is hoping to tempt mobile users with its low-end price tag and high-end features.
Microsoft, Nokia and Oracle moan to EC about Google Android dominance
Android is a ‘Trojan Horse’ and Google is a predator, FairSearch consortium argues
Firms adopt head-in-the-sand approach to Windows XP support cut-off
With one year until Microsoft ends all support, many firms are still yet to migrate
Nokia Lumia 720 review
A mid-range Windows Phone that offers some features of high-end Lumias, but performs like the value 620 model
Mozilla releases security and stability update for Firefox 20
Open-source project recommends users update as soon as possible
Exclusive: Six sacked at Met Police for 'offensive' social media use
V3 Freedom of Information request reveals 38 complaints logged against officers for use of sites such as Twitter and Facebook
BlackBerry Z10 tips and tricks
V3 offers some handy advice on how to get the most out of the BlackBerry 10 smartphone
Google brings Map Maker tool to UK with Bletchley Park update
Brits now able to add details on their areas
Nokia Lumia 720 video review
A decent Windows Phone 8 handset but does it provide enough bang for its buck?
Samsung Galaxy Win will not launch in UK
Business-minded smartphone to shun British shores
BBC loses 785 tablets, laptops and mobiles costing £750,000
Freedom of Information request reveals extent of device loss problem at public broadcaster
IBM and Technical University of Munich team demonstrate how Shor's algorithm, which can't be cracked by conventional computers, can be solved quickly with quantum computing
Hubble Space Telescope finds superflares from young red dwarfs could strip away planetary atmosphere
Younger stars are 100 to 1,000 times more energetic than when they're older
Two of the big four supermarkets will use the system to control sales of restricted products
PUBG news and updates: November's Update #23 to bring new Skorpion pistol and changes to blue zone visibility
Genuinely useful side-arm coming to PUBG in Update #23