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Noon News: Mozilla to Enhance Firefox for Android, Samsung May Buy WebOS, TomTom Redefines Navigation

It has been revealed by a DoJ official that Larry Page, the CEO of Google, was aware that the search engine giant was placing ads for illegal online Canadian pharmaceuticals. Peter Neronha has told The Wall Street Journal that Page was aware that Google was selling ad space to pharmaceuticals. His comments come as Google paid a record $500 million to settle the case with Justice Department.

Mozilla, one of the leading Open source outfit, is set to prioritise the development of Firefox for Android as it seeks to expand its browser dominance to smartphone segment. Firefox is already the world’s second most popular desktop web browser after Microsoft’s Internet Explorer but has a long way to go before it achieves the same in the mobile browser market.

Samsung is getting really serious about its LTE and LTE enabled product line as it has announced two new products in the LTE family line-up, the LTE Galaxy Tab 8.9 and the LTE Galaxy S II. Surprisingly enough, the company has announced the products well ahead of their earlier-proposed revelation at the IFA conference scheduled to be help later this week.

Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung is considering the acquisition of HP owned webOS mobile operating system to take on Apple. Recently, Hewlett-Packard announced that it will no longer make devices based on webOS, abandoning its webOS based TouchPad tablet PC device. The company said that it was considering spinning off its webOS division.

Navigation equipment maker TomTom has dished out a portable navigation device which will come with several popular travel apps like Expedia and Yelp. The TomTom GO LIVE 1535M is powered by the powerful TomTom HD Traffic which feeds it road and traffic information.