Tag Archives: operating system

Windows 8 Release Preview unleashed

Windows 8 Preview Microsoft has pushed out the Release Preview version of Windows 8. That isn’t to be confused with the Windows 8 consumer preview version which was released back at the start of.. more
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HTC considers mobile OS acquisition

htc-1 The latest buzz in the mobile industry concerns HTC potentially striking out with a move towards independence in the operating system world. Currently, HTC uses Android for the majority of its.. more
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Microsoft admits Windows Phone 7 is underperforming

Windows Phone Logo Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer has admitted in a speech at the company’s Worldwide Partner Conference that Windows Phone 7 has disappointed since its launch. Not that the CEO had much choice in.. more
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Microsoft takes the wraps off Windows 8

Microsoft has officially unveiled Windows 8 at the D9 conference. The theme of the next-gen operating system is that it’s a “re-imagining” of Windows, from chip to interface, which will scale from small tablet touchscreens to larger slates and desktop displays with or without a.. more
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Microsoft to cough up $1bn to Nokia in WP7 deal

Last month, when Nokia announced a partnership whereby it was to adopt Windows Phone 7 for upcoming smartphones, we openly wondered exactly what was in it for the Finnish company. Given that WP7 hasn’t exactly set the world alight since its launch late last year... more
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Microsoft tablet operating system due late 2012

Microsoft has been late to the party with the explosion in popularity of the tablet computer last year, driven by Apple’s hugely successful iPad (the successor to which will be released at the end of this week in the US). Currently Microsoft is very much.. more
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2% of global net traffic is iOS based

Apple’s iOS is taking home a healthy share of global Internet traffic, it would seem. More than 2%, in fact, which is the first time the operating system has broken that barrier. Of all the computers, smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices which are surfing.. more
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Google says fix on the way for Android text glitch

Google has announced that the company has a fix in the pipeline for an issue with errant texts on the Android operating system. In rare cases, some users have found their texts being sent to the wrong recipient, a potentially embarrassing state of affairs, particularly.. more
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Nokia readies multiple Symbian updates for 2011

Nokia is set to give its ailing operating system Symbian some considerable attention next year. You might recall that at the beginning of last month, Nokia took back control over the development of Symbian from The Symbian Foundation (which has been relegated to the role.. more
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Stallman has a pop at Google’s Chrome OS

Dear oh dear. It seems like there’s no shortage of folks who are willing to step up and try to take some of the shine off Google’s freshly unveiled Chrome operating system. Yesterday, we had ex-Google employee and creator of Gmail, Paul Buchheit, slam Google’s.. more
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