Tag Archives: operatingsystems

April 17, 2015

The first Tizen smartphone isn’t an "Android killer"—it's a bad Android clone

Tizen is the Highlander of the mobile world. The Linux-based OS is an amalgamation of every other failed or aborted Linux smartphone platform. If it’s Linux-based and not made by Google, there’s a good chance it’s been rolled into Tizen at some point. Tizen’s family tree includes Moblin, Meego, LiMo, and Bada, with large chunks of code written by the Linux Foundation, Intel, Samsung, and even the pre-Microsoft Nokia.

I laughed.

January 2, 2013

Announcing Ubuntu for phones

Ubuntu for phones is not just limited to just the Operating System on the phone screen itself. Ubuntu also has the technology, as demonstrated with Ubuntu For Android, to boot a full Ubuntu desktop from the phone when it is docked with a screen.

June 21, 2012

Why Windows Phone 8 means the BlackBerry is doomed

Another sensationalist title, but following the announcement of Windows Phone 8 and its enterprise features, Research In Motion has every reason to be worried.

All that puts RIM in an increasingly untenable position. With Microsoft’s investment in Nokia, its entry into the tablet space, and its deep existing hooks into RIM’s customer base, it’s going to be increasingly hard for the company to keep its grip on corporate IT.

September 13, 2011

BUILD Windows

In case you missed it, you can watch the entire keynote here.

Hands on with Windows 8

From the BUILD conference. Very in-depth, with lots of information on how the revamped Start menu and overall Metro UI work.

But even in this early state, Windows 8 is unambiguously a first-class tablet operating system.

Update: you can read the press release from the Build Windows event on Microsoft’s website.

December 11, 2010