Top Tech Stories of the Day: LG Reportedly Prepping First Windows Phone 8 Handset

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Top Tech Stories of the Day: LG Reportedly Prepping First Windows Phone 8 Handset

by Wochit 1:13 mins

Microsoft can use all the help it can get right now. Nearly three years following its launch, Windows Phone's share of the global smartphone market now sits at just 3.2%, according to market research firm IDC. Nokia's new $650 Lumia 1020 is an impressive camera phone, but the odds of it helping Microsoft's cause likely aren't good ? at least not until the price comes down. What may help, however, is getting more vendors on board with Windows Phone 8, and LG is currently working on its first Windows Phone 8 smartphone, according to a recent report. While other flagship models like the iPhone, Galaxy S4 and HTC One are made available across multiple carriers, Nokia is taking a different approach in the U.S. market. The U.S. government gave American Internet providers addresses linked to suspected Chinese hackers earlier this year as part of a previously undisclosed effort aimed at blocking cyber spying, current and former U.S. officials said.

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