News tagged with mobile operating systems

Ubuntu for smartphones to stir up CES

(Phys.org)—Canonical's Ubuntu operating system will run on smartphones. Handsets featuring this Linux-based operating system could be a popular sight by next year. The user interface will incorporate edge ...

Jan 03, 2013 report
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iSolated: Bad Apple Maps directions lead to desert

(AP)—The city of Mildura is not at the end of a dirt road in the Australian bush, in tire-choking desert sand far from food and water. Unfortunately, Apple's much-maligned mapping application thinks it ...

Dec 11, 2012
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Firefox OS Simulator offers playpen for primetime

(Phys.org)—Mozilla is inviting developers to play around with its experimental Firefox OS Simulator. The Firefox OS Simulator is a Firefox add-on for web developers who would be interested in building ap ...

Nov 22, 2012 report
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Microsoft woos mobile users, aims at Apple

Microsoft kicked off sales of its revamped Windows 8 system and Surface tablet Friday amid mixed reviews as the tech giant ramped up efforts to compete in a market shifting rapidly from PCs to mobile devices.

Oct 26, 2012
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Samsung sees 10 percent growth in PC sales

(AP)—Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday it expects 10 percent growth in PC sales by volume this year as it bets on new PCs that are hybrids of laptops and tablets to lift sluggish PC demand.

Oct 24, 2012
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Nokia might sell HQ: report

Struggling Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia might sell its headquarters on the outskirts of Helsinki, a senior company official was quoted as saying on Wednesday.

Oct 03, 2012
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