AM News: Samsung Galaxy Note Update, RIM Changes Leadership, Sony Xperia S Features GLONASS

Samsung has introduced the latest update for Samsung Galaxy Note to bring numerous improvements to this hybrid device. The update focuses on one of the many complaints this device received since it first hit the market. Many users have reported that they find it difficult to type with one hand because of the huge size of the 5.3 inch touch screen.

Research In Motion could start licensing its proprietary BlackBerry 10 OS platform to third party handset manufacturers, according to new, but unconfirmed reports. Apart from that, the company is likely to reconsider its current approach in the global smartphone arena.

It has hardly been a month since the Windows Phone Marketplace reached its 50,000 app milestone, and Microsoft has already added 10,000 more apps, thus taking the tally to 60,000. No doubt, this reflects the truly impressive rate at which the Windows Marketplace is expanding.

Sony's entry into the smartphone market was announced a few days back with the introduction of Xperia S. No doubt the device managed to impress many with its sophisticated specs and sleek look. As a matter of fact, this smartphone happens to be the first device in the Xperia line equipped with a dual core processor.

On their recent announcement, Google has revealed it is going to make the Sky Map app available for the open source community. Thus, from now on, developers can get a copy of this application's source code via the Google Code website.