Noon News: Apple Tops Semiconductor Purchaser List, Android App Defends Against Bullying, BlackBerry Bold 9900 Launch Delayed

Apple has secured the top-spot as the world’s largest OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) purchaser of semiconductors, according to new research. According to the study conducted by IHS iSuppli, a leading industry research outfit, Apple spent an overwhelming $17.5 billion on semiconductors in last year.

Angry Birds fans will have to wait another three to four years before Rovio releases a movie as it has decided to produce the movie in-house. According to an article on The Telegraph, the company, which recently received $42 million in funding, acquired a Finland based animation studio, fuelling rumours about an Angry Birds movie.

A new Android app has been launched in the UK that is meant to help children protect themselves from bullying. The Block’em app, which is currently only available for Android, will allow victims of bullying to block the numbers from which they are receiving abusive texts and phone calls. The caller won’t get to know that their number is being blocked.

Google has introduced a new feature to Google Maps for desktops and mobile phones that will allow users to get public transit information in real time. According to Google, users will be able get a live feed about the status of their ride and will be notified about any delays if they occur. Google Maps will also allow users to plan their commute using the real-time transit data available from Google.

The launch of Research in Motion’s highly awaited BlackBerry Bold 9900 Smartphone has been officially delayed until at least September. As the pressure mounts on RIM to launch new Smartphone and tablet to help it get back in the game, the company is hounded by delays of all sorts. RIM’s attempts to regain its lost glory in the Smartphone market have been damaged by delays in the launch of new devices and the ONX operating system.

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