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Microsoft, Direct Action and Windows Phone: How Redmond is defying the industry

Microsoft, Direct Action and Windows Phone: How Redmond is defying the industry | Operating Systems & Applications | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago I wrote an editorial piece on how 2013 was finally turning into the year of Windows Phone (after numerous false starts). There turns o...
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Ubuntu is for everyone, not only "leets", says Shuttleworth | News | PC Pro

Ubuntu is for everyone, not only "leets", says Shuttleworth | News | PC Pro | Operating Systems & Applications | Scoop.it
Mark Shuttleworth takes on Canonical critics with grand plans for Ubuntu
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Microsoft planning 'next release' of Windows Phone for this holiday season

Microsoft planning 'next release' of Windows Phone for this holiday season | Operating Systems & Applications | Scoop.it
A new job listing over at Microsoft has revealed when the outfit is planning to serve up the next iteration of its smartphone OS. According to the pos...
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Quiz Of The Week: Russian IT

Quiz Of The Week: Russian IT | Operating Systems & Applications | Scoop.it
Russia covers more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited landmass. The country spans nine time-zones, owns the world's largest reserves of mineral ...
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Firefox and Tizen make a move for Android

Firefox and Tizen make a move for Android | Operating Systems & Applications | Scoop.it
Alongside a myriad of new tablets and phones, Mobile World Congress 2013 also gave us our first real look at Mozilla's Firefox OS and the Samsung and ...
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Say what?! 3 major misconceptions about Google's Chrome OS

Say what?! 3 major misconceptions about Google's Chrome OS | Operating Systems & Applications | Scoop.it
As we look at the Chromebook Pixel, I thought it'd be worth addressing a few of the most common myths about Google's cloud-centric platform. (@verge Your recent Chromebook Pixel reviewer needs to read this article.
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Mozilla takes on Google's Android, Apple's iOS-Tech News - IBNLive Mobile

Mozilla takes on Google's Android, Apple's iOS-Tech News - IBNLive Mobile | Operating Systems & Applications | Scoop.it
Mozilla will showcase some of the first hardware devices based on Firefox OS at the Mobile World Congress.
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Huawei Tries To Power Up Its Global Profile With The 1.5GHz Quad-Core Ascend P2

Huawei Tries To Power Up Its Global Profile With The 1.5GHz Quad-Core Ascend P2 | Operating Systems & Applications | Scoop.it
Chinese mobile maker Huawei has confirmed a new addition to its Android family: the Ascend P2. The P2 is the sequel to last year's relatively mid-rang...
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Debunking five Windows 8 myths

Debunking five Windows 8 myths | Operating Systems & Applications | Scoop.it
(Credit: CNET) "What was Microsoft thinking?" That's the standard reaction of longtime Windows users to their first experience with the latest versio...
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Samsung Android: Better than Google's Android | ZDNet

Samsung Android: Better than Google's Android | ZDNet | Operating Systems & Applications | Scoop.it
Google is frequently blasted for letting Android become too fragmented, with different versions and OEM customizations. Samsung has customized Android extensively and it's now better than Google's version.
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Why Opera Software Bought Skyfire

Why Opera Software Bought Skyfire | Operating Systems & Applications | Scoop.it
Opera Software will pay up to $155 million for a Silicon Valley start-up Skyfire, which develops tools that optimise multimedia content for mobile dev...
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Google reportedly acquires natural language processing startup Wavii

Google reportedly acquires natural language processing startup Wavii | Operating Systems & Applications | Scoop.it
Word that Google has snapped up natural language processing startup Wavii first came from TechCrunch, and now the Wall Street Journal is chiming in wi...
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Samsung joins the ‘Asian gang’ to trash Microsoft’s Windows 8

Samsung joins the ‘Asian gang’ to trash Microsoft’s Windows 8 | Operating Systems & Applications | Scoop.it
In what is being seen by market observers as the beginning of an all-out Asian gang war against Microsoft, Samsung has now trashed its Windows 8 platform, claiming that its tablet Surface isn’t selling well, and that Windows 8 isn’t a major improvement...
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Dropbox, Spotify, Gmail, Skype: Are We In A Subscription Bubble?

Dropbox, Spotify, Gmail, Skype: Are We In A Subscription Bubble? | Operating Systems & Applications | Scoop.it
Editor's note: Ezra Galston is a VC at I2A Fund, a young entrepreneur at Foundation Capital, a Kauffman Fellows Finalist and a second-year MBA student...
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Why Game Creators Prefer iPhone to Android | Game|Life | Wired.com

Why Game Creators Prefer iPhone to Android | Game|Life | Wired.com | Operating Systems & Applications | Scoop.it
There is no great game on Android which is not also on the iPhone, and that's not changing anytime soon.
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Ubuntu Touch, Firefox OS, and Tizen: The good, the bad, and the ugly new OSes

Ubuntu Touch, Firefox OS, and Tizen: The good, the bad, and the ugly new OSes | Operating Systems & Applications | Scoop.it
Ubuntu Touch, Firefox OS, and Tizen have been unveiled at MWC as Android challengers -- but the mobile industry is backing the wrong horses. Read this article by Rich Trenholm on CNET.
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Mozilla CEO Kovacs Pleads For Fragmentation; Says Fate Of Our Mobile World Can't Depend On Just Two Companies

Mozilla CEO Kovacs Pleads For Fragmentation; Says Fate Of Our Mobile World Can't Depend On Just Two Companies | Operating Systems & Applications | Scoop.it
Gary Kovacs, the CEO of Mozilla, today took aim at Apple and Google — or possibly Apple and Samsung; you can take your pick about how you parse mobile...
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Chrome App Launcher Released for Windows

Chrome App Launcher Released for Windows | Operating Systems & Applications | Scoop.it
Chrome is becoming an OS within an OS thanks to Chrome's new app launcher.
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Firefox OS Hits The Ground Running With Phones From Telefonica, T-Mobile, Firefox Marketplace For Apps; 18 Carriers In All Signed Up For Mozilla's Open Web Effort

Firefox OS Hits The Ground Running With Phones From Telefonica, T-Mobile, Firefox Marketplace For Apps; 18 Carriers In All Signed Up For Mozilla's Open Web Effort | Operating Systems & Applications | Scoop.it
Firefox OS, the new, HTML5-friendly mobile OS from Mozilla, is today taking a big step forward in its strategy to become a viable third player in the ...
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Nokia To Go Downmarket At MWC To Better Compete With Huawei And ZTE, Report Says

Nokia To Go Downmarket At MWC To Better Compete With Huawei And ZTE, Report Says | Operating Systems & Applications | Scoop.it
Windows Phone 8 is Nokia's big play for the future, but as a result of focusing on those devices and their higher-end target market, the company is gi...
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AH Tech Talk: Ubuntu is a Prime Target for Carrier Lock Downs and Has a Difficult Road Ahead

AH Tech Talk: Ubuntu is a Prime Target for Carrier Lock Downs and Has a Difficult Road Ahead | Operating Systems & Applications | Scoop.it
Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth may have inadvertently revealed how difficult it's going to be for his company's platform to break into the mobile in...
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The Post Post-PC Era: Will Apple, Google, Samsung, Amazon Or Microsoft Win?

The Post Post-PC Era: Will Apple, Google, Samsung, Amazon Or Microsoft Win? | Operating Systems & Applications | Scoop.it
Editor's note: Peter Relan is a former developer and Oracle's former VP of Internet Division, a serial entrepreneur since 1998, and a Silicon Valley a...
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Skype International Call Growth 'Threatens Telcos'

Skype International Call Growth 'Threatens Telcos' | Operating Systems & Applications | Scoop.it
International Skype-to-Skype voice and video traffic grew by 44 percent to 167 billion minutes during 2012, an increase of nearly 51 billion minutes -...
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