Call for Mavericks Apps Suggests Imminent Launch of Apple’s Next OS X

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Apple is now calling out to developers to test and submit their Mavericks-compatible third-party apps as the OS X-maker prepares for the launch of its next generation desktop class operating system. “Make sure your app takes advantage of the great new features in OS X Mavericks when the world’s most advanced desktop operating system becomes […]

Android (As We Know It) is Dead.

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Maybe proclaiming the death of Android in early 2013 is a bit outlandish, but the Android landscape has changed dramatically since HTC had announced the very first Android smartphone, the HTC G1, in October 2008, and the platform will continue to evolve drastically in years to come. In a few years, I speculate that Android […]

Samsung Working on Tizen Smartphone for NTT DoCoMo

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NTT DoCoMo is reportedly working with Samsung to release a smartphone based on the Tizen platform, which is expected to debut in early 2013. This would be the first smartphone for Samsung to utilize the Tizen operating system, which is an open-source Linux variant based off of the now defunct MeeGo OS project between Intel […]

RIM: BlackBerry 10 Touchscreen Keyboard Better Than Physical Keyboards

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As Research in Motion is moving forward with its BlackBerry 10 operating system and have been showing and focusing a lot of its initial energy on touchscreen-only smartphones–a model with a keyboard will also be released–the company wants to alleviate any fears about the performance of the touchscreen keyboard when compared to having physical keys. […]

Deal: Amazon Offers $30 Store Credit for Windows 8 Pro DVD Orders

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While Microsoft had announced that the digital download version of Windows 8, which will be released on October 26, will cost just $40, users who want the DVD retail version of the software will have to pay an extra $30, or $70 total. However, it looks like Amazon is making the deal more palatable for […]

RIM Offers More Insight On BlackBerry 10

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Research in Motion had kicked off its BlackBerry Jam prior to the commencement of CTIA to demonstrate what its BlackBerry 10 operating system will look like and even gave developers in attendance some free BlackBerry developer hardware to play with. Now, after some brief demos of the BlackBerry 10 OS on stage at BlackBerry Jam, […]

Notion Ink: Ice Cream Sandwich Source Code to be Released Nov. 17

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According to Notion Ink, Google may be making the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich source code available come November 17. The company has had an accurate prediction for Google’s roadmap, having accurately predicted that the OMAP chipset from Texas Instruments would be coupled to Ice Cream Sandwich as a reference platform and predicting the launch […]

Google + Motorola, Will Webtop OS Pave the Way to an Android-Chromebook Dock?

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Google has already stated a number of things about its announced $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility, including that Motorola wouldn’t be favored in making future Nexus products as well as other hardware partners in the ecosystem reacting positively to the announcement, but what we haven’t heard is how Motorola will add value to the […]

Nokia to Make Windows Phone 7 Apps Compatible With Rival Handsets

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While Nokia and Microsoft are hard at work on enhancing the experience of Windows Phone 7 once the platform launches on Nokia-made hardware later this year, the company has gone on record to say that special apps created by Nokia for the platform will not only work on the company’s branded phones, but also on […]

RIM Working on BlackBerry TV?

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In an effort to compete with Google TV and Apple TV, Research in Motion may be prepping its own media box to get Internet content onto your large screen either from the cloud or via your BlackBerry smartphone or tablet. Unlike Google’s and Apple’s solution, this BlackBerry Media Box is less targeted at consumers, and […]

From Fragmentation to Obsolescence: Problems with the Android Ecosystem

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With recent news that there are now over 500,000 Android devices being activated daily, it’s hard to ignore the scale and reach of Android. Moreover, if you’re not yet an Android user, should you be following the herd being led by Andy Rubin, Larry Page, and Sergey Brin? There are already many articles detailing the […]

Microsoft: Intel’s Windows 8 Statements Were Wrong

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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 […]

Galaxy Tab 7-Inch Begins Getting Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update

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The original 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab Android slate is now getting an operating system update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which would match the OS version found on the HTC Flyer (and screen size) when that tablet launches, but is still a step behind from the latest Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets like the Motorola Xoom, which […]

Potential MeeGo Phone Partners Were Threatened by Nokia

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The lack of interest in the MeeGo operating system, created as a joint venture between Intel and Nokia, was probably due to the fact that other phone-makers viewed Nokia had too much of an influence in the mobile operating system prior to its announcement that it would focus its efforts on Windows Phone 7 at […]

LG Has No Definitive Plans for MeeGo Phones

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While LG was the first to come out with a concept prototype smartphone to showcase Intel’s Moblin OS–an operating system that has since been folded, merged, and combined with Nokia’s Maemo OS to create the MeeGo OS–the company has yet to release and commercial hardware to support either Moblin or MeeGo. However, a recent article […]

Andy Rubin: Android Still Open Sans Restrictions

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Amidst fears and concerns over the future openness of the Android operating system, Google’s Andy Rubin has chimed in to correct and contradict recent Internet speculations in a blog post. Rubin is defending Google’s initiatives and maintains that Android will continue to be an open operating system to use without fears of restrictions. Android to […]