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  • Sprint, T-Mobile plan tablets for faux 4G networks

    Posted December 10, 2010 - 5:58 pm

    Sometime next year -- who knows when -- consumers presumably will be able to buy tablet computers from Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile USA running unspecified operating systems that will be able to connect with each carrier's not-quite-4G (but called 4G by them) wireless networks.
  • Fighting words over Windows Phone 7, Android

    Posted December 7, 2010 - 7:26 pm

    They should get these guys on stage together next time. Then they could exchange nasty text messages in front of the audience.
  • RIM rides analyst upgrade to big day on Wall Street

    Posted November 30, 2010 - 10:59 pm

    It may be bleeding mobile OS market share to Google's Android, but Research in Motion shares (NASDAQ: RIMM) moved sharply north on Tuesday after an analyst for Jefferies & Co. raised his price target for the smartphone manufacturer by a whopping 45 percent.
  • Samsung's odd mobile OS priorities

    Posted November 22, 2010 - 5:32 pm

    There's an interesting post on GigaOm which informs readers that Samsung, the No. 2 cell phone manufacturer in the world, is "reportedly shifting its focus to Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 in 2011":
  • Android No. 2 mobile OS: Apple eats its dust

    Posted November 11, 2010 - 3:33 pm

    Google's Android is now the second most popular mobile operating system in the world - second only to Nokia's Symbian OS, according to Gartner's third quarter report. Apple's iOS comes in third, followed by Research In Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry OS, and Microsoft Windows Mobile.
  • RIM continues to lose smartphone market share in Q3

    Posted November 10, 2010 - 2:44 pm

    Google's Android vaulted into second place among mobile operating systems in the third quarter, while Symbian -- though still No. 1 -- and Research in Motion lost ground.
  • How Android conquered the mobile world in just three years

    Posted November 8, 2010 - 7:21 pm

    It's easy to forget that not so long ago, no one was sure if Android would ever be relevant. What accounts for its meteoric rise?
  • Motorola rides Android to big Q3 profit, shares soar

    Posted October 28, 2010 - 12:35 pm

    Telecommunications hardware manufacturer Motorola on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $109 million, or 5 cents a share, up dramatically from last year's Q3 profit of $12 million, or 1 cent per share.
  • Analyst downgrades, Ozzie critique push down Microsoft shares

    Posted October 25, 2010 - 7:06 pm

    Shares of Microsoft slipped Monday on downgrades by two analysts and critical comments by outgoing chief software architect regarding the company's strategy.
  • Android's share of mobile OS market surges

    Posted October 5, 2010 - 1:43 pm

    New research from The Nielsen Company shows that U.S. consumers who bought a smartphone in the past six months went with a device using Google's Android more than any other mobile OS.
  • Meego Provides First Glimpse at New Mobile OS

    Posted April 2, 2010 - 9:47 am

    Meego--the mobile operating system merger between Nokia's Maemo and Intel's Moblin--is now available for developers anxious to peek under the hood. The official release of the Meego operating system isn't expected for at least a few months, but the release of key elements will enable developers to begin working with--and developing for--the new platform.
  • Five Benefits of an Open Source Symbian

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 9:34 pm

    The Symbian mobile operating system is getting a second life as the Symbian Foundation makes the smartphone platform open source. The lifeline will revitalize the platform, and has benefits for Nokia, smartphone developers, Symbian handsets, and smartphone users.
  • Google's CEO predicts strong year for Android

    Posted April 18, 2009 - 8:33 pm

    Google CEO Eric Schmidt on Thursday predicted good times ahead for Android, the company's cell phone OS and software.
  • The Android 1.5 challenge: Beat iPhone 3.0, Palm Pre

    Posted April 15, 2009 - 5:04 pm

    When Android version 1.5 ships on new hardware later this year from Samsung and possibly other manufacturers, the question will be how well the open source OS and its primary backer, Google, can compete against the soon-arriving iPhone 3.0 and the WebOS on the new Palm Pre, among other smartphones.
  • Palm Invites Developers to Create Apps for Pre Mobile Phone

    Posted April 2, 2009 - 11:36 am

    Palm is taking what it hopes is the next step in to make its Palm Pre a viable iPhone competitor. On Wednesday, at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, Palm opened up its Mojo Software Development Kit (SDK) program to a "broad group of developers."
  • Palm takes next steps on webOS, Pre smartphone

    Posted April 2, 2009 - 11:17 am

    Palm has revealed new details about its developer plans for the webOS operating system, the heart of the upcoming Palm Pre smartphone.
  • Symbian Foundation faces up to challenges

    Posted April 1, 2009 - 8:05 pm

    What was billed as a roundtable discussion for members of the new Symbian Foundation turned into an opportunity for them to lay out the challenges and threats to their fledgling group.
  • Symbian sets aggressive release plan

    Posted March 16, 2009 - 5:30 pm

    The Symbian Foundation plans to release a new version of the operating system every six months, with the first expected to appear in phones at the end of this year.
  • Windows Mobile 6.5 -- Obsolete Already?

    Posted February 25, 2009 - 3:28 pm

    Microsoft Chief Steve Ballmer said the company will release Windows Mobile 7 -- Microsoft's OS for smart phones -- in 2010. That statement is a little surprising when you consider Microsoft just last week introduced Windows Mobile 6.5, which isn't slated to ship until later this year.
  • Microsoft unveils Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system

    Posted February 16, 2009 - 9:34 pm

    Microsoft Corp. unveiled its Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system today on what are being called "Windows phones" that focus on touch-friendly features and quicker navigation, acknowledging the influence of the iPhone. The phones should ship as early as July.
  • Palm pulls the plug on Palm OS, bets future on Pre’s webOS

    Posted February 12, 2009 - 12:48 pm

    Palm has pulled the plug on its Palm OS operating system. Instead, the company will bet its future on its newly unveiled but still mysterious Palm webOS, built to power the new Pre smartphone, according to company CEO Ed Colligan.
  • LiMo Foundation gets ready for next-generation platform

    Posted February 9, 2009 - 10:20 am

    The next version of the Linux-based mobile platform LiMo is getting closer to launch and a number of operators are promising handsets during 2009, the LiMo Foundation announced Monday.
  • Microsoft may go open source with Danger

    Posted February 4, 2009 - 9:12 pm

    Microsoft may do the unthinkable with Danger, the mobile software and services developer it purchased last year: Go open source.
  • Palm request for app store advice opens floodgate

    Posted January 15, 2009 - 1:15 pm

    Andrew Shebanow didn't imagine that asking for feedback about how Palm's app store should work would open up a flood of input. He also didn't expect the move would change his job description. But now both have happened.
  • Review

    A Closer Look at the Palm Pre and webOS

    Posted January 12, 2009 - 11:57 am

    The Palm Pre smart phone and the company's much-anticipated new operating system -- called webOS -- are among the most buzzed-about products to come out of CES this year. PC World sat down with Palm and delved into the OS everyone is talking about. Here they share what they liked -- and what they didn't.
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