Operating Systems archive

  • Ice Cream Sandwich complete, Google erects statue
    Phones

    Ice Cream Sandwich complete, Google erects statue

    By 14 October 2011

    Google has announced that Ice Cream Sandwich is complete. To honour the achievement it has erected a statue of an Ice Cream Sandwich Android figure at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View. As it did with the launch of Gingerbread and Android...

  • Siri's secrets revealed - website devoted to weird answers and Easter Eggs
    Phones

    Siri's secrets revealed - website devoted to weird answers and Easter Eggs

    By 13 October 2011

    Siri, Apple's answer to the HAL 9000, has started to reveal unusual answers to questions that presumably Apple knew everyone would ask.  The obvious ones like "what's the meaning of life?" call multiple responses. The excited ones however - for example,...

  • iOS 5 error messages hit updaters
    Phones

    iOS 5 error messages hit updaters

    By 12 October 2011

    Struggling to install your new iOS 5 update on your iPhone or iPad? You aren’t alone, it seems. Apple users are frenziedly trying to install the new operating system update only to be met with error messages. Hundreds of users have gone online, hit...

  • Mac OS X 10.7.2 brings iCloud to your computer
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    Mac OS X 10.7.2 brings iCloud to your computer

    By 12 October 2011

    Alongside the OS 5 update rolled out by Apple for all iPhone and iPad users, Apple has also rolled out an update for its desktop operating system - Mac OS X Lion. Moving on to version 10.7.2, the update, which is recommended for all OS X Lion users...

  • iOS 5 update live and ready for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch
    Phones

    iOS 5 update live and ready for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch

    By 12 October 2011

    The wait is finally over, Apple has released the iOS 5 update for your iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPad, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPod touch, bringing with it a host of new features to enjoy. The new operating system adds around 200 new features in total, with...

  • HP: webOS not dead, still coming to printers
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    HP: webOS not dead, still coming to printers

    By 5 October 2011

    HP might have publicly ditched its tablet, rumoured to be in talks to sell webOS to Amazon, and basically doing all it can to hamper the mobile operating system, but that hasn’t stopped the company continuing on its path of putting the OS into its printer...

  • Windows Phone 7 Mango rollout hits more phones
    Phones

    Windows Phone 7 Mango rollout hits more phones

    By 4 October 2011

    Microsoft has said that over 50 per cent of Windows Phone 7 users now have access to the new version: Windows Phone 7 Mango. "Hello everyone. Six days ago we started rolling out the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update around the globe," writes Eric Hautala,...

  • Fujitsu Toshiba IS12T: First Windows Phone 7.5 handset pictures and hands-on
    Phones

    Fujitsu Toshiba IS12T: First Windows Phone 7.5 handset pictures and hands-on

    By 3 October 2011

    HTC Titan stand down, Samsung Omnia W step aside, there's only one handset that can lay claim to being the first ever Windows Phone 7.5, aka Mango, device and it's the Fujitsu Toshiba IS12T - a smartphone born out of a partnership between the two Japanese...

  • Windows Phone 7 Apollo wish list crowdsourced by Mango users
    Phones

    Windows Phone 7 Apollo wish list crowdsourced by Mango users

    By 30 September 2011

    Microsoft is turning to its users in order to come up with the feature-set on its next operating system, codenamed Apollo, now that Mango has been released. The new Feature Suggestions page is already gaining plenty of votes with users telling Microsoft...

  • VIDEO: Android Ice Cream Sandwich in action
    Phones

    VIDEO: Android Ice Cream Sandwich in action

    By 29 September 2011

    Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone, silence the pianos and with muffled drum, bring out the Nexus S for some Ice Cream Sandwich fun. Yep, you read that right. No, not that Pocket-lint loves its Auden...

  • MeeGo is dead, long live Tizen
    Phones

    MeeGo is dead, long live Tizen

    By 28 September 2011

    MeeGo is effectively dead, just a day or so after the Nokia N9 handset - the only real device of note to pack the OS - went live (not in the UK though). It has been replaced by an OS called Tizen, a Linux statement has confirmed. "Today we are welcoming...

  • Windows Phone 7 Mango roll out begins, O2 and Orange users get it straight away, Vodafone soon
    Phones

    Windows Phone 7 Mango roll out begins, O2 and Orange users get it straight away, Vodafone soon

    By 27 September 2011

    Following a barrage of new Windows Phone 7 launches from HTC, Samsung, and others, Microsoft has said that it has started the software update for Windows Phone 7 Mango. The new update, which is promised to be with all current Windows Phone 7 users by...

  • Microsoft Windows Phone Marketplace updated, lets you buy apps via browser
    Phones

    Microsoft Windows Phone Marketplace updated, lets you buy apps via browser

    By 27 September 2011

    Microsoft has announced the launch of a new look Windows Phone Marketplace and with it the chance to buy a Windows Phone 7 app via the website instead of the phone. The news means that users will no longer have to have Zune installed to download apps...

  • Windows Phone 7 Mango update to start next week or two
    Phones

    Windows Phone 7 Mango update to start next week or two

    By 22 September 2011

    Microsoft has confirmed that it will be rolling out its latest Windows Phone 7 operating system, dubbed Mango, to customers with a first generation WP7 smartphone in the next week or two. The announcement from Redmond means the company sticks to the promised...

  • O2 rolls out Android 2.3.4 for HTC Sensation owners
    Phones

    O2 rolls out Android 2.3.4 for HTC Sensation owners

    By 20 September 2011

    Owning a flagship Android handset doesn't necessarily mean enjoying the latest version of Google's operating system.  In the case of the HTC Sensation, many have been waiting for an Android 2.3.4 update to bring it in line with other leading dual-core...

  • Microsoft talks the future of Windows 8
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    Microsoft talks the future of Windows 8

    By 17 September 2011

    Windows 8, in the words of Windows chief, Steven Sinofsky, is “a bold reimagination of what Windows could be”. This latest big move for Microsoft, as heralded at the Build developer conference in Anaheim, ranges from the chipset changes, to the experience...

  • Big PlayBook update coming October, adds Video Store, Android, email and more
    Tablets

    Big PlayBook update coming October, adds Video Store, Android, email and more

    By 16 September 2011

    RIM has promised a "big update" for its PlayBook tablet in October as it moves to try and improve lacklustre sales over the last quarter. In a conference call following the company’s latest earning report, that saw revenue down 15 per cent and profits...

  • Samsung Windows 8 preview tablet pictures and hands-on
    Tablets

    Samsung Windows 8 preview tablet pictures and hands-on

    By 15 September 2011

    With no Windows 8 PCs ready, how could Microsoft get developers building the touch-first Metro apps that the new Windows 8 experience needs to shine on tablets? By taking one of the most compelling Windows 7 PCs and tearing the keyboard off. Actually,...

  • Qualcomm not buying webOS, but will support platform
    Phones

    Qualcomm not buying webOS, but will support platform

    By 15 September 2011

    Qualcomm has exclusively told Pocket-lint that it will continue to invest and support webOS in the future, but has ruled itself out of buying the operating system itself. "We are happy to support webOS, whoever buys it," said Cristiano Amon, senior vice...

  • Windows 8 - features and details explained
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    Windows 8 - features and details explained

    By 14 September 2011

    It’s been nearly 2 years since the very successful arrival and uptake of Microsoft Windows 7. With the confident air of triumph in its lungs, the Redmond-based company has hit the world with details of its very next computer operating system under the...

  • Blue Screen of Death reimagined for Windows 8
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    Blue Screen of Death reimagined for Windows 8

    By 14 September 2011

    With all the Windows 8 news flying around following its "reimagining" by Microsoft it's easy to lose track of what the crucial aspects are to the new OS. Sure, it's important to know that Xbox Live is coming to Windows 8 and that a Samsung Windows 8 tablet...

  • Windows 8 gets Qualcomm Snapdragon support
    Tablets

    Windows 8 gets Qualcomm Snapdragon support

    By 14 September 2011

    Qualcomm has confirmed that its new, next-gen S4 class processors will be Windows 8-friendly when the new Microsoft operating system comes out. "We are supporting Windows 8 with a comprehensive upcoming family of S4 Snapdragon processors," said Christiano...

  • Xbox Live coming to Windows 8
    Gaming

    Xbox Live coming to Windows 8

    By 14 September 2011

    Microsoft’s Major Nelson has confirmed that Xbox Live will be coming to Windows 8 when the company’s new operating system is launched. “We are confirming that we will be bringing Xbox Live to the PC with Xbox LIVE on Windows,” said the Xbox exec...

  • Android heading to an Intel smartphone near you
    Phones

    Android heading to an Intel smartphone near you

    By 13 September 2011

    Intel and Google have announced that they are working towards optimising future versions of Android for Intel’s Atom processors. The move means that Android will natively support Intel technology, opening the door for Intel to fuel smartphones of the...

  • Microsoft launches Windows 8 and details new features at Build 2011
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    Microsoft launches Windows 8 and details new features at Build 2011

    By 13 September 2011

    Microsoft has launched the Developer Preview build of Windows 8 at its Build conference in Anaheim, California, and it's a radical redirection for the new version of the company's operating system. In addition, it revealed a host of new tools for developers...