Operating Systems archive

  • Nexus One gets Android 2.3.3 update
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    Nexus One gets Android 2.3.3 update

    By 23 February 2011

    Nexus One owners rejoice as the Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread update has finally arrived for your handsets; bringing with it a whole host of wondrous OS-goodness. The latest 2.3 update was promised at the beginning of December, the 8th to be exact, and Nexus...

  • Windows 7 SP1 arrives
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    Windows 7 SP1 arrives

    By 22 February 2011

    Microsoft has started to release its Windows 7 SP1 to consumers around the globe, giving them the first major update to Windows since it launched. The new download that clocks in at 1.9GB should be appearing in the automatic update area of your Windows...

  • Windows Phone 7 update goes live, though not the one you wanted
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    Windows Phone 7 update goes live, though not the one you wanted

    By 21 February 2011

    Microsoft has announced that the first update fot its Windows Phone 7 operating system is now available for download. However, before you get too hot under the collar, this isn't the much anticipated update which will bring copy and paste functionality...

  • MeeGo tablet interface hands-on
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    MeeGo tablet interface hands-on

    By 21 February 2011

    At a time when it's make or break for the MeeGo operating system Pocket-lint decided to go hands-on with the MeeGo interface on a tablet from Intel, to see whether it offers up anything new. The concept behind the UI, is that rather than offer up apps...

  • Google aims for Android clarity
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    Google aims for Android clarity

    By 16 February 2011

    Google's outgoing CEO Eric Schmidt and VP of Engineering Andy Rubin took to the stage in Barcelona for the company's MWC keynote on Tuesday, where they spoke about all things Android - and clarified a few rumours that had been floating around. Firstly,...

  • Fujtsu gives MeeGo its netbook premiere
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    Fujtsu gives MeeGo its netbook premiere

    By 14 February 2011

    The first ever MeeGo OS-based netbook has been launched by Fujitsu, coming during what has been a pretty unsettled week for the MeeGo operating system, due to Nokia putting its eggs in with the Microsoft Windows Phone 7 basket. The Fujitsu LifeBook MH330...

  • Nokia: Android has too many players
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    Nokia: Android has too many players

    By 11 February 2011

    Nokia’s CEO has said that the company has chosen Microsoft and it’s Windows Phone 7 platform for its mobile phones because there were too many players in the Android Market. “We had three options,” explained Elop in a questions and answers session...

  • Nokia not abandoning MeeGo
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    Nokia not abandoning MeeGo

    By 11 February 2011

    Nokia has said that it will still release MeeGo devices even though it’s just announced a broad strategic partnership with Microsoft. In a statement issued to Pocket-lint, the company said: “With Nokia's planned move to Windows Phone as its primary...

  • iOS massively outshines Android in Europe - but BlackBerry clings on in UK
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    iOS massively outshines Android in Europe - but BlackBerry clings on in UK

    By 8 February 2011

    Apple's mobile phone operating system, iOS, is by far and away the most heavily adopted in Europe, even though it only appears on Apple devices. Its staggering 44.95 per cent market share is almost three times as much as Android's, which comes in at 16.37...

  • iOS 4.3 coming 14 Feb?
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    iOS 4.3 coming 14 Feb?

    By 7 February 2011

    Fanboys waiting for a bit of hotspot action (networks permitting, of course) may not have to wait too much longer, as numerous reports are suggesting that iOS 4.3 will land on 14 February. If true, this is great news as, if you forget to buy your good...

  • Microsoft to hit Google where it hurts with Windows internet TV
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    Microsoft to hit Google where it hurts with Windows internet TV

    By 4 January 2011

    It's been reported that Microsoft will be announcing a Windows 7 internet TV system at CES 2011 in Las Vegas, during its opening keynote. According to the Seattle Times the new platform is supposed to be a stripped-down version of Microsoft's current...

  • Honeycomb to be dual core only?
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    Honeycomb to be dual core only?

    By 4 January 2011

    The word on the street (the virtual one at least) is that Honeycomb is going to require a minimum set of hardware requirements to operate "properly" and it looks as if it's bad news for most smartphone, as well as Samsung Galaxy Tab, owners. And that's...

  • Windows Phone 7 Mango update to ramp it up to 7.5?
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    Windows Phone 7 Mango update to ramp it up to 7.5?

    By 16 December 2010

    We've heard a few whispers that Microsoft may well be planning a couple of Windows Phone 7 updates for both CES in January and MWC a month later, but new reports suggest that the first "major" revamp may well come in August or September. The update, codenamed...

  • 10 Chrome OS apps to start with
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    10 Chrome OS apps to start with

    By 8 December 2010

    Google has officially unveiled its Google Chrome OS - an operating system that the search engine giant hopes will get more people on the web as well as offering an alternative to Microsoft's Windows 7 and Apple's Snow Leopard OS. There are plenty of advantages...

  • HTC Android 2.3 Gingerbread update on its way
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    HTC Android 2.3 Gingerbread update on its way

    By 8 December 2010

    The web is going crazy with HTC Android 2.3 stories this morning, thanks to the appearance of a few (blurry) pictures of an US HTC Evo 4G running Gingerbread. However, this is just a port of the software (and an unstable one at that) created by third-party...

  • Google Android 2.3 official
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    Google Android 2.3 official

    By 6 December 2010

    Google has announced the official launch of its latest Android OS, version 2.3, on Monday evening. The new Samsung Nexus S will be available in shops in the UK and the US before Christmas and be powered by Android 2.3, the companies concerned have confirmed....

  • Google Samsung Nexus S gets official
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    Google Samsung Nexus S gets official

    By 6 December 2010

    The Nexus S is official. And, obviously, so now is Google Android 2.3 - codenamed Gingerbread. The super smartphone will hit the Carphone Warehouse in the UK later this month (limited availability before Christmas), free of charge on £35 a month contracts,...

  • Windows Phone 7 copy/paste functionality coming soon?
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    Windows Phone 7 copy/paste functionality coming soon?

    By 30 November 2010

    Windows Phone 7 copy/paste functionality could coming soon if reports from ChevronWP7 developer, Chris Walshie are anything to go by (ChevronWP7 enables the unblocking of WP7 to allow for experimental applications to be run on the OS, without need of...

  • 5 best Microsoft successes
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    5 best Microsoft successes

    By 25 November 2010

    It has to be said that, as a rule, large, successful companies have one over-riding problem -  people getting fed-up with how well they're doing. Although some huge multinationals, Apple being a case in point, are able to retain a degree of cult-like...

  • HTC looks to a future beyond Android and Windows Phone 7
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    HTC looks to a future beyond Android and Windows Phone 7

    By 24 November 2010

    HTC has suggested that if it’s not allowed certain freedoms within Windows Phone 7 or Android it would leave the platforms for good. “We will do everything necessary to create the best experience possible. Right now, working with Microsoft and Google...

  • Intel and AMD form unlikely alliance for MeeGo
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    Intel and AMD form unlikely alliance for MeeGo

    By 15 November 2010

    AMD has been announced as the latest major player for the Linux Foundation's MeeGo open source project, joining Nokia and its chip making nemesis Intel at the table. Speaking at the MeeGo Conference 2010, AMD's corporate vice-president of software development...

  • Froyo flies in for Vodafone HTC Legend
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    Froyo flies in for Vodafone HTC Legend

    By 15 November 2010

    It's a busy day in the world of Froyo. First up, Vodafone has begun rolling out its Android 2.2 update to Legend users. HTC had promised a Froyo update for the handset earlier this month, but had warned: "For those of you with carrier-branded versions...

  • Apple Mac OS X 10.6.5 update goes live
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    Apple Mac OS X 10.6.5 update goes live

    By 10 November 2010

    It’s looking like a busy week for Apple when it comes to software updates, with the first of three hitting on Wednesday (10 November) evening. While iPhone, iPod and iPad owners will have to wait until, most likely, Friday to get their update, Apple...

  • iOS 4.2 coming on Friday at 6pm GMT
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    iOS 4.2 coming on Friday at 6pm GMT

    By 10 November 2010

    Whether it is a fluke or prophetic, our iTunes lists 12/11/2010 as the date it will check for a new update to our iPhone and iPad's operating system. And while we don't usually hold much stock in such things, there's new corroborative evidence, and an...

  • iOS 4.2 "soon" according to Apple
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    iOS 4.2 "soon" according to Apple

    By 9 November 2010

    Just to tease all of the Apple fanboys waiting on tenterhooks for iOS 4.2 - especially iPad owners who will have the most to gain - an email has been sent to all developers promising that the new operating system will, "soon be in the hands of millions...