James Kendrick asks the question “Android: Is it even a real platform?” I respond with a solid “sort of” as I explain how Android has become a meta-platform*, a platform for other platforms.
In addition to the major modern smartphone OSes today–iOS, Android, webOS, Symbian, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, MeeGo, and Samsung’s Bada–two new players in China will be emerging with their own smartphone operating systems soon to compete with the established players. One group, Alibaba, is planning on introducing its own cloud-based OS. Unlike Google’s Android–which relies on […]
After Intel had released claims that there will be four different variations of the forthcoming desktop-class Windows 8 operating system for ARM devices, and that the apps on the ARM variants aren’t compatible with each other, Microsoft is saying that its traditional x86 partner is wrong, though the Redmond, Washington software giant did not give […]
In a push to become more competitive with other mobile operating systems and to deliver more new features to its smartphone, Research in Motion will be re-badging its forthcoming BlackBerry 6.1 operating system as the new BlackBerry 7.0 OS. News of the new OS naming convention arrives out of DevCon Asia and co-CEO Jim Balsillie […]
While the debate over how ready Microsoft will make its next iteration of Windows–Windows 8–tablet-ready is continuing, Microsoft is continuing to experiment with the ribbons user interface that was present on Windows 7 and its Office suite and extend the paradigm into Windows 8. Gone will be the menu-driven toolbars in favor of the ribbon, […]
I have been using Moblin version 2 on my Dell Mini 10v netbook exclusively for the past couple days.Â The linux variant is specifically tailored for a netbook’s smaller screen size, longer battery life, and Intel Atom Processor.Â While the overall OS is smooth and offers much, I must offer a few suggestions.
Rather than sticking with Microsoft Windows XP or the updated Windows 7, there are a variety of reasons for checking out alternative operating systems for your netbook. The benefits of using a few of the following operating systems include being a part of a community of users, regular updates, and running an OS that is […]