Android has topped Windows for the first time as the most popular OS in the world, according to a latest report from StatCounter. Google’s Android has overtaken Windows in terms of total internet usage across desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile combined.
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Finnish-based handset maker, Jolla has rolled out Sailfish version 2.1.02 named as Iijoki. As per the changelog, this update brings improvements to the camera software with faster shutter speeds, initial support for Virtual Private Networks (VPN), option to enlarge UI fonts to different levels and of course the bug fixes and improvements. Continue reading “Jolla starts rolling out Sailfish OS 2.1.0 Iijoki update”
Looks like Samsung is taking its time more time to launch smartphones based on its homegrown operating system Tizen in India. A report from the Economic Times is claiming that the South Korean electronic major will launch Tizen powered smartphones in the country by December this year.
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Last quarter, we saw how Windows Phone marketshare finally leaped ahead of BlackBerry, and the trend seems to continue here. In the second quarter of 2013, Windows Phone has posted the fastest growth amongst the top 5 smartphone OSes with 8.7 million units shipped, according to IDC, which lines up with growth expectations from other analysts. While the growth percentage is less than what Windows Phone had last quarter(133% – Q1, 77.6% – Q2), it is certainly good news for Windows Phone’s uptake as an operating system. On the other hand, Android shows no signs of slowing down while it is the exact opposite for Apple which has its marketshare reduced from 16.6% to 13.2% while growing slower than the market at 20%.
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What started with Kindle Fire is now the leading form factor in the tablet space. Yes, thanks to the booming small tablet market, Android is surging ahead at no. 1 spot in the tablet space too, with Apple losing marketshare and not growing along with the market. IDC had released its Smartphone marketshare analysis recently, which saw Apple growing at a slower pace than the others and that seems to be the case in tablets too.
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Mozilla has started rolling out nightly builds of its upcoming Firefox Mobile OS for users to download. The OS seems to take a lot of inspiration from iOS and Android in terms of UI. In addition, the icons seem to take some hint from Symbian.
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Here at MWC , we got to to sit down with the guys from RIM who gave us a proper walkthrough of some of the more important additions in Blackberry Playbook OS 2.0.
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HTC has been experimenting with the O.S used in it’s devices from a long time, it was the first company to adopt Android O.S, it also came out with devices running Qualcomm’s BREW and has been running Windows 6.5 from long back, recently they have also introduced devices running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7. Now we are hearing that HTC is looking to develop it’s own O.S, is this HTC’s reply to Google buying Motorola or is HTC worried about future Android upgrades and it’s relation with Google? Reason could also be the recent lawsuit against HTC by Apple on HTC’s Android devices.
China based B2B company Alibaba had recently launched its ‘Aliyun OS’ which is basically an Android fork targeted towards the Chinese market. Having achieved moderate success , the company now plans to launch an English version of the OS.
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With the first part of the review we looked at how the Storm2 looked and felt. This time we are going in a bit deeper with the OS, mail and the online experience.
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The LG BL40 has a proprietary OS – with S class UI running. Due to this, it is easy to dismiss the BL40 as just another device. But that is exactly where most of us get it wrong. The BL40 is by no means an ‘under featured’ phone. It has a plethora of unique additions which cannot be found on many other devices. Let’s look into them in some detail –
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There are so many mobile platforms out there – Symbian , Android, iPhone , Blackberry , Windows Mobile , Palm , Maemo and now Bada. The handset market which was once dominated by Symbian and WinMo now has fierce competition from iPhone and Blackberry. Android is growing fast too. Maemo was was never destined to be used in a phone until the Nokia N900. Palm was almost out of the radar until the Palm Pre which came with the WebOS platform. But which is the best ? As a user which platform do you love and why ? Let us know in the comments !
The whole blogosphere is talking about Windows Mobile 6.5 and its hard even for us to wait longer to see Windows mobile 6.5 go live on our devices. Continue reading “Windows Mobile 6.5 Coming on May 11”