OS

Huawei builds the case for its own OS ecosystem

If US-Chinese tensions continue to remain as they are today, a separate Huawei mobile operating system looks to be a certainty but being competitive with Android is not a simple task.

Facebook sets out to create its own OS

Facebook has reportedly hired ex-Microsoft employee Mark Lucovsky to oversee the development of its own operating system to reduce the dependence on Google’s Android.

Huawei launches SDN-based IoT platform

Chinese networking giant Huawei has unveiled its ‘Agile Internet of Things Solution’, which it says is based on software defined networking, at its Network Congress show in Shanghai.

Alibaba buys $590m stake in Meizu to boost Aliyun mobile OS

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has announced it is investing $590 million to grab a minority stake in Chinese smartphone maker Meizu with the apparent aim of giving a boost to Aliyun OS – its own smartphone OS derived from Android that has so far failed to gain significant traction.

Microsoft previews device agnostic Windows 10

Software giant Microsoft unveiled a bunch more features from its upcoming “next generation of Windows” – Windows 10. As revealed in the previous preview, this version of Windows is all about desktop and mobile convergence, with the latest rumours indicating a single code base for all device types.

Microsoft set to unify PC and mobile code base – report

Microsoft is set to unveil its new mobile strategy tomorrow, aiming to better establish itself in the mobile computing market. The software giant is about to release Windows 10, the operating system designed to work across all hardware platforms, which Microsoft reckons will make life easier to consumers and app developers alike.

Ubuntu OS launched for smartphones and PCs

Open source software developer Canonical has launched an operating system for both mobile handsets and PCs. Ubuntu 13.10 is the firm’s effort to create OS convergence across all devices and has been hailed by Canonical as the “first true mobile release of Ubuntu”. The firm added that it is working with partners to bring Ubuntu smartphone devices to market in 2014.

RIM delays PlayBook OS 2.0 until February 2012

Research in Motion (RIM) has announced that it will delay the next version of its PlayBook operating system until February next year. The BlackBerry maker said it will not launch the PlayBook OS 2.0 until it is confident it has fully met the expectations of its developers, enterprise customers and end-users.

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