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Noon News: Android ICS coming to Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Hyper-V and OpenStack, Skype on Symbian Belle

Taiwan based consumer electronics maker Asus has confirmed that its flagship tablet device, Asus Eee Pad, will be fed with the much awaiting Ice Cream Sandwich update some time towards the end of the current month. The revelation was made by the company on its UK Facebook page.

Android and iOS continued with their pwnage over the US smartphone market during the last quarter of 2011 too, whereas the rivals like BlackBerry, Symbian and Windows Phone lagged far behind, revealed a new comStore study. Google's Android platform aced the chart with near about 47.3 per cent market share - up from 44.8 per cent in the previous quarter.

Operating System giant Microsoft is likely to push to resuscitate the support for Hyper V in the OpenStack platform, according to new reports. The Windows maker seems to have shifted to a damage control mode soon after the community's plans to root out the Hyper-V code from the stack had broken out in the media.

Skype has dished out a brand new variant of its mobile application for the Symbian Belle users. Prior to this, users of Nokia smartphones powered by the Symbian Belle OS had no way to run Skype on their devices. The move by Skype seems to be a well calculated one, as Nokia is planning to upgrade a handful of its smartphones, including the likes of Nokia E7, Nokia C6-01 and Nokia N8 to Symbian Belle on February 8th.

An extensive study carried out by the research outfit Pew Research Center sheds light onto some interesting trends associated with Facebook users. The study revealed that a typical Facebook user tends to get much from their buddies on the site in comparison to what he or she usually gives out.