Tag: OS


Samsung To Open Source Its Bada OS

Samsung has been looking to strengthen its offerings outside of Android since Google decided to acquire Motorola Mobility, and was quick to quash rumours that it may purchase WebOS from HP after Google as they have said they will put more focus on their own Bada OS. If today’s WSJ report is correct, they may […]


Samsung Won’t Be Buying WebOS

Contrary to the various rumours (including ours) that WebOS may be a good fit for Samsung, the South Korean tech powerhouse has come out and denied the possibility in no uncertain terms. At the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin, Samsung CEO Choi Gee Sung said that they would “never” pursue the acquisition of WebOS […]


Android Is The Least Open Of Open Source Mobile Platforms

VisionMobile has published a report (CC licensed) that compares and evaluates the openness of eight open source projects – Android, Qt, Symbian, MeeGo, Mozilla, WebKit, Linux and Eclipse. The report, partly funded by the EU, studied the openness of the transparency, influence and control of each project. The report found that Android was the least […]

Windows Phone 7 Apps

Windows Phone Marketplace Now Has More Than 25,000 Apps

Windows Phone 7 was only launched eight months ago, but it has already reached the 25,000 app milestone according to the app tracker WindowsPhoneApplist. That is still a long way behind Android‘s 200,000 apps or iOS‘s 500,000 apps, but lets be honest – how many fart apps do you really need? Of that 25,000 over […]


Iran Building Its Own Internet And Operating System For Easier Censorship

Iran looks to be trying to cement its place at the top of the censorship league-tables with an announcement that they plan to release their own operating system to rival Windows/OSX/Ubuntu/Android/etc and have their own private “internet”. Iran is promoting this as a cost-saving measure and a way to uphold an Islamic moral code, but […]