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Microsoft Windows Phone 'Mango' details emerge, available this fall

April 13th, 2011

AllThingsD had a chance to sit down with Microsoft VP Joe Belfiore to discuss the new Windows Phone 7 “Mango” update, which the Redmond-based firm is discussing during the MIX 11 conference in Las Vegas today. Belfiore confirmed that Mango will offer a new browsing experience using Internet Explorer 9, and noted that it will …

Lenovo planning 23-inch tablet for 2011 launch

April 12th, 2011

While most manufacturers are trying to find the sweet spot for tablets in the 7-inch to 10-inch range, Lenovo’s thinking bigger. The firm’s senior marketing specialist, Wiliam Cai, said that his company is working on a new 23-inch tablet designed for the home — with a focus similar to that of an all-in-one desktop — …

Microsoft may reveal Windows 8 during September developer event

April 12th, 2011

Microsoft will hold a Professional Developers Conference (PDC) event from September 13th through September 16th, Steven Sinofsky, Microsoft’s Windows Chief, said Tuesday. According to Business Insider, Microsoft may introduce its latest Windows 8 operating system during the event — an OS that will cater better to touchscreen tablets and lower powered processors. A September introduction …

Nokia: Symbian is no longer open source

April 8th, 2011

Nokia recently said that its Symbian operating system is no longer open source. The Finnish firm is continuing to provide source code to Japanese OEMs and its small developer community in an alternative “open and direct” model. “Consistent with this, the Nokia Symbian License is an alternative license which provides an access to Nokia’s additional …

Android to grab nearly 50% of global smartphone market by end of 2012

April 7th, 2011

According to a new research report issued by Gartner on Thursday, Android smartphones will account for 49.2% of the smartphone market by the end of 2012. Android is expected to have a 38.5% grip on the global operating system market by the end of 2011, surpassing Symbian — which is expected to have a 19.2% …

Apple, Android see continued growth in U.S. smartphone market share

April 1st, 2011

ComScore has released its latest report on the U.S. smartphone market, and it suggests that Apple’s share of the U.S. OEM market is growing, while Android is continuing to dominate the U.S. operating system market. Samsung remains the top mobile OEM in the United States with a 24.8% marketshare, up 0.3 percentage points from the …

Microsoft shipping Windows 8 to PC builders

March 29th, 2011

According to several forum posters over at mydigitallife, Microsoft has started issuing Windows 8 to computer manufacturers via its Connect internal testing system — also known as the “Windows 8 and Server vNext Pre-Release Program.” Reportedly, Windows 8 sports a “fully dynamic”  3D user interface, which allows the operating system to adapt to user habits …

Nokia’s tablet venture may exclude Microsoft

March 21st, 2011

According to a report filed by Reuters, Nokia’s future tablet products may be lacking in one area, Microsoft software. Speaking to a source familiar with the Finnish company’s plans, the publication writes that Nokia is weighing all options when it comes to tablets, and its now moot smartphone operating system — MeeGo — is a …

Motorola XOOM OS upgrade hits this evening, brings Flash 10.2 support

March 11th, 2011

Motorola’s corporate Twitter account just sent out a tweet announcing that the Motorola XOOM will be receiveing an OTA software upgrade later today. The expected enhancements? Improvements for daylight savings time (change your clocks on Saturday, y’all) and support for the upcoming Adobe Flash 10.2 release. The OTA will hit XOOM tablets later on in …

Apple releases iOS 4.3 for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV

March 9th, 2011

The update came a bit later than Apple intended due to an issue fixed by last night’s iTunes update, but the company just released iOS 4.3 for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV. BGR exclusively revealed the change log for iOS 4.3 in January, which detailed most of the changes users can look forward to …