Mobile Operating System News Byte: Facebook Affixes Stickers to Messages on Web

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Silly in nature, stickers could help Facebook's messaging products appeal to younger users gravitating toward other apps. In an effort to boost messaging, the social networking site announced that members can now send stickers to each other in private messages from the Web. Users living in Taiwan are reportedly starting to see the Android 4.2.2 update. While HTC has yet to make any formal announcements, the 456MB update file includes a number of changes to the flagship smartphone. Among the details are a new lock screen style and widget For a while now, we've heard about BlackBerry and Windows Phone vendors betting big on expanding their presence in emerging markets by releasing cheaper devices aimed at consumers who are buying smartphones for the first time. But as Business Insider's Jay Yarow points out, there's major obstacle standing in these platforms' paths: No-name Android vendors that are pumping out a flood of cheap phones that sell in the $100 range. Yarow points to new research from?Needham analyst Charlie Wolf showing that no-name Android vendors now account for roughly a quarter of all Android devices, or more than the combined Android market share of HTC, LG, Sony and Motorola. Wolf says that most of these no-name companies are "located in China"

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