03/28/2013, Who would have thought that the mobile operating system scene is big enough to accommodate yet another player to the market, where this time around, it would hail from China, courtesy of Hammer Technologies (no, this has nothing to do with the fictional Justin Hammer in the Iron Man film), where they have made attempts to push their latest smartphone operating system that is known as the Smartisan OS. Of […]
11/07/2011, Back in July Mozilla announced its intention to enter the mobile operating system wars with its own offering called Boot to Gecko (B2G). Since then we haven’t really kept up with the project, but according the latest reports online, it looks like B2G is progressing well because the team is already putting the operating system through its testing phase. A working demo of the smartphone operating system is also said […]
10/12/2011, Samsung’s very own mobile platform, Bada, has done well for itself in Europe, and with the smartphone platform market in the US starting to look a bit crowded with Android, iOS, Blackberry OS, Windows Phone and Symbian just to name a few, what will happen if you throw Bada into the mix?
09/28/2011, Don’t you think that there are too many mobile operating systems going around already? While we know that MeeGo is not going to go too far, what with having the first device by Nokia running on MeeGo also being the last, Samsung and Intel have joined forces to fast track the development of a new operating system known as Tizen. That’s a pretty interesting name and has a nice ring […]
09/13/2011, What happens when you want to clone one of the most successful computer operating systems of all time? Why, apart from talent, you will also need plenty of money – and even that is no guarantee of success in any way. When it comes to money, however, Russian President Medvedev has been asked to cough up the necessary funds for ReactOS, a free, open-source Windows “clone”. ReactOS is said to […]
09/02/2011, We first heard that Baidu might be making their way into the mobile operating system market more than a year ago, and with the top search engine on China developing their very own Web browser, here is the latest on Baidu Inc. – it seems that the company has offered a glimpse of its upcoming mobile operating system, while rolling out a new mobile application platform in order to boost […]
08/18/2011, A few months back there were rumors circulating Windows 8, and one of them was that the upcoming OS by Microsoft would be featuring an app store. Given the tablet-esque nature of the platform, it’s really not surprising that there might be an app store for it, not to mention Microsoft’s competitor, Apple, recently introduced the Mac App Store for its laptops and computers.
08/10/2011, Some results of the latest research from ClickFox, an analytics company, show that most Americans find Android and BlackBerry phones difficult to operate. ClickFox recently did some research on smartphone service costs and transfer rates, and it turns out that a lot of customer service representatives are usually on the phone talking about Android and BlackBerry phones. Apple’s iPhone clocked in the least agent calls and repeat agent calls within […]
08/05/2011, Unlike Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Lion will not be available in disc form, which I guess is Apple’s way of trying to reduce dependency on the optical format. Instead users will be given the choice of either downloading OS X Lion from the Mac App Store for $29, or they will have the option of purchasing it on a USB flash drive which will cost them $69.
08/05/2011, One of Google’s Chrome OS strongest selling points was the fact that it had much better built-in security than other operating systems. The OS split up between different hard drive partitions: one swap partition, one encrypted user partition and one read-only operating system root partition to make life difficult for any attackers to take advantage of. Well it looks like those walls have crumbled. Some security researchers at the recent […]
07/26/2011, Boot to Gecko - Mozilla has announced that it will be developing a new operating system for devices that will run apps primarily on the web
07/21/2011, Apple released Mac OS X Lion yesterday, and in just 24 hours it’s managed to reach over one million downloads; setting a record for the hottest-selling operating system in Apple’s history. Despite a few minor hiccups (some programs not working with the latest version of Mac OS X, and installation issues) initial impressions of the Lion have been great, with mostly favorable reviews from early adopters so far.
07/20/2011, The release date of Apple’s OS X Lion has been debated for weeks, with some who have put the release date on the 14th of July last week. Since it’s already the 20th, it’s safe to assume that they were wrong, although some say that it was indeed meant for the 14th but there were some last minute delays that caused it to be pushed back. The good news is […]
07/12/2011, Windows XP users, if you thought that you could get away with running Windows XP for the next 10 years, you’re in for a disappointment, as Microsoft has recently come out and said that support for Windows XP will be ending in less than 1,000 days. What this means is that come somewhere in early 2014, Microsoft would have hoped you moved on to Windows 7 (or Windows 8, whatever […]