mobile OS

Apple woes continue into second week

Bad news generally comes in threes so Apple execs should not be surprised to learn iOS lost ground yet again on Android through the last quarter.

Alibaba to launch own mobile OS?

Chinese e-Commerce behemoth Alibaba is reported to be building its own mobile operating system for launch in the third quarter of this year. The OS is likely to be cloud-based – the group has had a dedicated “Alibaba Cloud Computing” unit since 2009, which is now reported to be working on the project.

Developers get tools for Samsung Bada OS

Developers keen to start working with Samsung’s new proprietary operating system, Bada, can now get their hands dirty, with the release of SDK 1.0.0b2.

Nexus One will not be available on Verizon

Google has announced on a blog posting that a version of its Nexus One handset that is compatible with US carrier Verizon’s CDMA network will now not be made available. When the handset was launched in January this year, Google said that it would be partnering with Verizon to distribute the phone “in the future”. The announcement raises questions over Google’s commitment to a CDMA-based version of the Nexus One.

Bada bing Bada boom

Korean handset vendor Samsung planted a proprietary flag in the OS wars on Tuesday as it took the wraps off its Bada platform (first announced a month previously) at a glitzy event on London’s South Bank.

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