The Computex show in Taiwan is still a PC show, but it’s increasingly known for debuting tablets and tablet reference designs. There have been some misfires over the years, like the thick, Atom-based Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) shown in 2008, the “Smartbooks” of 2009, and the flawed “Honeycomb” Android tablets of 2011. Things have looked up since then, however, with the 2012 event showcasing numerous high-octane Android 4.x slates that have gone on to collectively overtake the iPad and threaten the PC market. Read the rest of this entry
NEW YORK (TheStreet) – Intel (INTC) may finally have a big “in” when it comes to getting its processors inside Android devices. To date, it had been primarily ARM (ARMH)-technology- based processors that have been powered millions of Android devices.
The Android operating system might only be five and a half years old, but you would never of guessed that by its overwhelming dominance of the world’s mobile landscape. And according to at least one research firm, its grip on mobile is getting even stronger, as it now runs on a staggering 59.5% of all ‘smart’ mobile devices in the world today. Read the rest of this entry
Samsung Electronics is the world leader in smartphone sales, besting Apple in many countries. Now Samsung of South Korea is stepping up its challenge to Apple, bringing the battle to its rival’s home turf.
A new blog post by Ubuntu community superstar Daniel Holbach reveals some impressive data on Ubuntu Touch. Most outstanding is the fact that Ubuntu Touch has been ‘ported’ to 34 devices thus far. Daniel writes: Read the rest of this entry
Summary: It’s no secret that Linux and open-source projects have fights over the direction of a project, but it’s unusual for Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu, to publicly fuss with programmers via his blog. Read the rest of this entry
Here is great news for our readers and Ubuntu fans. World’s first Ubuntu powered tablet is here and currently available for pre-order. The tablet is priced at AUS $299.00 and a discount of 10% is announced for the first 50 customers. Read the rest of this entry
One of the big stories of MWC 2013 is phones that don’t run Android or Windows Phone — we’ve seen a handful of new, upstart operating systems pop up to challenge the big players in the industry, including the Samsung- and Intel-backed Tizen. The company had a party last night at a gorgeous hotel on a steep hill in Barcelona to celebrate its absorption of Samsung’s Bada OS, and we got a chance to test out version 2.0 of the new OS before Tizen-powered smartphones come out later this year. Read the rest of this entry
CoolShip Android computer in a keyboard is the latest Android-powered computer. But this one is unlike other Android units. It’s not in a USB stick, but in a keyboard with most of the connectivity of a standard desktop or notebook computer.
As non-standard computers come, the CoolShip is unlike others that are powered by Android. Think the Commodore 64/128, but less bulky. And aside from Android 4.0, there is a customized Android operating system appropriately named CoolShip OS that has a Windows-like UI. Read the rest of this entry