Tag Archives: OS

Google to keep Honeycomb OS to itself, for now

Google isn’t planning on making Android 3.0 open source any time soon. While Android might be an open system by design, in the case of Honeycomb, it isn’t ready to be.. more
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Big Windows Phone 7 update gets delayed

It’s the update which everyone with a Windows Phone 7 handset has been waiting for, and at the end of last year, optimistic sources were talking about a potential January release... more
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Android booms 1600% year-on-year in Europe

Android is seeing some blistering growth figures when it comes to Western Europe, according to figures compiled by IDC. The company’s European Mobile Phone Tracker shows that the mobile market grew.. 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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Symbian “here to stay” says Nokia Manager

Symbian is the ailing operating system Nokia had been relying on, until recently when the Finnish company’s strategy changed radically with the Microsoft deal. The news that Nokia is partnering with MS to produce budget-friendly Windows Phone 7 handsets had been long rumoured, but still.. more
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Samsung Omnia Windows Phone 7 update woes

It seems that the first Windows Phone 7 update which began rolling out yesterday is causing some problems with Samsung Omnia handsets. The update is just a minor one – not the beefy affair which is inbound soon, with the much-missed copy and paste facility... more
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Microsoft releases minor Windows Phone 7 update

Microsoft has pushed out an update for its Windows Phone 7 operating system today. But before you get too excited, it’s not the big upgrade which will introduce copy and paste to WP7 handsets. Although MS has promised that’s “coming soon”. This update is actually.. more
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Nokia partners with Microsoft on smartphones

These days, it’s clear Nokia is in some degree of hot water. It was still the leading manufacturer in yesterday’s figures from Gartner for the global mobile market, but its share had slipped considerably from 36.4% to 28.9%. In fact, its own CEO, Stephen Elop,.. more
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Android 2.4 arriving in April?

Here’s another one from the Android rumour mill, and this one is a bit of an oddity indeed. It seems that Pocket Lint has been talking to ViewSonic about the company’s upcoming ViewPad 4 smartphone. The handset will apparently boast Android 2.4 – although it.. more
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