News tagged with mobile operating systems

Windows 8.1 set for October 18 release

A tweaked version of Microsoft's Windows operating system which restores the "Start" button missed by users and updates other features will be available on October 18, the company said Wednesday.

dateAug 14, 2013 in Software
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Microsoft mulled buying Nokia unit

Microsoft was in talks to boost its position in the mobile phone market by buying the devices business from Nokia but failed to seal a deal, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

dateJun 19, 2013 in Business
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Windows 'Blue' set to preview June 26

The tweaked version of Microsoft's operating system nicknamed Windows Blue will be previewed on June 26 and will be a free update for users as Windows 8.1, the company said Tuesday.

dateMay 14, 2013 in Software
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Android, Samsung extend smartphone lead

Google's Android mobile operating system grabbed three out of four smartphones sold in the world in the first quarter of 2013, extending its gains over Apple and its iPhone, a survey showed Tuesday.

dateMay 14, 2013 in Business
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