Tag: Operating System

Huawei Just Unveiled Its Own Operating System: Meet HarmonyOS

HarmonyOS will appear on smart screen devices sometime later this year, then on other products, such as wearables, over the next three years. Huawei touts it as an OS that acts as a shared ecosystem between various platforms.

Apps/Software August 10, 2019

Microsoft Hints At A New Operating System That’s Compatible With All Devices

Microsoft shared some ideas on how a modern OS should work. Constant, invisible updates, a seamless cloud-based experience, and 5G are just some of the elements that make up this ideal new platform.

Microsoft May 30, 2019

Here's What's Coming To Chrome OS: SD Card Support, Gboard, Picture-In-Picture Mode, And More

Google announced a host of new features coming to Chrome OS. The Chrome OS 69 update will arrive in mid-September and will bring Picture-in-Picture mode, SD card support, and more.

Apps/Software May 16, 2018

If You Love Old Android Apps, Android P Doesn't

Documents for the developer build of Android P confirmed that older Google Play Store apps will be blocked. The notes listed that the minimum requirement should be compatibility with Android Jellybean 4.2 or higher.

Google March 20, 2018

Apple's Lisa Operating System Gets A 2018 Rerelease Date, And You Won't Need $10,000 To Buy It

The Computer History Museum will release Apple's Lisa operating system for free as an open source code in 2018. This will give users the chance to test out one of the first graphical user interfaces in history.

Apple December 28, 2017

Google Working On A Brand New Smartphone OS Called Fuchsia

Google is reportedly working on a new operating system for smartphones dubbed Fuchsia. The details pertaining to the UI of the OS have leaked and it is reportedly called Armadillo.

Google May 9, 2017

Android Dethrones Windows For The First Time Ever, Becoming The World's Most Popular OS

Android reached a major milestone that's long been coming, as it finally dethroned Windows as the world's most popular OS. In March, Android accounted for the most internet usage worldwide, followed by Windows and iOS.

Apps/Software April 4, 2017

Android Adoption Rate: Marshmallow, Lollipop Over 30 Percent, Nougat Inching Over 1 Percent

Android Lollipop continues to dominate the Android adoption charts with over 30 pecent. The latest Android Nougat operating system's adoption has improved from the previous month and stands at 1.2 percent.

Apps/Software February 10, 2017

Your Choice Of Smartphone Says Something About You: Study

The first study to link a type of smartphone to a personality trait suggests that there are significant differences between users of different smartphones. The operating systems have something to do with it, too.

Life & Style November 28, 2016

400 Million Active Machines Now Running On Windows 10: Microsoft

Microsoft confirmed that 400 million active machines across the world are running on Windows 10 operating system. The latest operating system was released in July 2015.

Microsoft September 27, 2016

OnePlus Merging Oxygen OS And Hydrogen OS To Deliver Faster Updates

OnePlus announced that it is planning to merge its Oxygen OS and Hydrogen OS in order to roll out faster updates to its users. Some (read: OS purists) will be displeased with the result, but they have plenty of alternatives.

Apps/Software September 5, 2016

Shhh: Google Is Secretly Making A Fuchsia OS, And It's Not Based On Linux

Google recently shared some resources on GitHub, and the company seems to have built a new OS. It looks like non-Linux based Fuchsia OS will be the next best thing from the company, powering everything from embedded devices to computers.

Google August 13, 2016

Conflict-Free Phone Manufacturer Fairphone Launches An OS With ‘Nothing to Hide’

Google Mobile Services are not included in Fairphone 2, meaning users will have to find alternatives for maps and email.

Apps/Software April 29, 2016

US Department Of Defense Wants Employees To Use Windows 10 At Home

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) CIO Terry Halvorsen says he wants the department's employees to use Windows 10 at home. His recommendation follows the DoD's February announcement to upgrade 4 million department PCs to Window 10.

Apps/Software April 18, 2016

From OS X To MacOS? Apple Website Hints At Possible Rebranding

Reports about a potential rebranding of the OS X to MacOS have been making the rounds over the internet after users noticed the new term was used on Apple's webpage. In March, a developer also found the term in use in a hidden OS X 10.11.4 framework.

Apps/Software April 16, 2016

Samsung To Unveil New IoT Operating System In April

Samsung is gearing up to unveil a new real time operating system in April. The unnamed OS is crafted with ‘Internet of Things’ capabilities in mind, and could give the OEM an edge in the home appliances’ sector.

Apps/Software March 26, 2016

Remix OS For PC Beta Comes With 32-Bit Support: Here's When You Can Download

Jide Technology, maker of the Remix operating system, announced that the Beta version of its OS features a number of substantial bug fixes, including better compatibility with 32-bit PCs. The Remix OS Beta will be available for download on the company's website on March 1.

Apps/Software February 22, 2016

75 Percent Of Apple Devices Now Running iOS 9

Apple has confirmed that three in every four iOS devices run on iOS 9. The company has announced that the adoption rate of iOS 9 was the fastest in the company's history.

Apps/Software January 14, 2016

Pebble Classic And Steel Smartwatches Set To Get Timeline UI Update

Pebble announced that it will roll out an update to its operating system to bring its Timeline UI to its first-generation smartwatches, the Classic and Steel.

Wearable Tech December 10, 2015

Google To Kill Chrome OS, Merge It With Android In 2016: Report

A report has surfaced over the Internet, saying Google is planning to kill off its Chrome OS to merge it with Android. An early version of the fused OS may be released as early as next year.

Apps/Software October 30, 2015

Want To Turn An Old Laptop Into A Chromebook? Here's How You Can Do That

For users who are tired of using Windows or OS X, Google released CloudReady, an OS based on Google Chrome’s Chromium. Tests showed that CloudReady gets along well with older systems, making it a simple alternative to Linux.

Apps/Software October 28, 2015

Augmented Reality Startup Magic Leap Is Building 'An Operating System For Reality'

Magic Leap is trying to develop an "operating system for reality," with augmented reality being vastly different compared to virtual reality. At the WSJD technology conference, Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz also said that the company is looking to ship millions of its devices.

October 21, 2015

Windows 10 'Free Upgrade' Rules Changed By Microsoft

Microsoft has made a big change in the free upgrade rules for those installing Windows 10 on their PCs. Users can now use their existing product key from Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 to perform a clean install.

Apps/Software October 17, 2015

Android 6.0 Marshmallow Has A Built-In File Manager: Here's How To Access It

Android 6.0 Marshmallow has a built-in file manager that allows users to copy and share files. However, users cannot rename or cut files using the file manager.

Apps/Software October 12, 2015

Windows 10 Mobile Will Roll Out To Windows Phone Devices By December

Microsoft confirmed that Windows 10 Mobile will be rolled out in December this year. Most of the Lumia devices running on Windows Phone 8.1 are expected to get the latest software update.

Apps/Software October 9, 2015

Lollipop Reaches 23.5 Percent Adoption Rate: Is That A Good Number?

The adoption rate for Android Lollipop was 23.5 percent for October 2015. The adoption rate of Android 5.0 and Android 5.1 Lollipop were affected by the prevalent issues in the operating system.

Apps/Software October 8, 2015

Google Says Android Has More Than 1.4 Billion Active Users Worldwide, With 300 Million On Lollipop

Android, Google's mobile operating system, has reached the 1.4 billion mark for the number of active users. The company is looking to bring Android devices to another billion.

Apps/Software October 2, 2015

Xbox Boss: Current Xbox One Owners Do Not Have To Buy Xbox One Elite

Phil Spencer, the front man at Xbox, has made his case very clear when it comes down to the Xbox One Elite super console from Microsoft. If he gets fired tomorrow, at least we'll know why.

Geek September 21, 2015

Security Flaw Lets Hackers Take Over Mars Curiosity Rover’s OS

A security expert revealed that VxWorks, the world's most widely-used real-time operating system, has a remotely exploitable security flaw. VxWorks is the same OS used in Curiosity Mars Rover and in Boeing 787.

September 16, 2015

Windows 10 Has Now Been Installed On Over 75 Million PCs In Just One Month

Microsoft’s Windows marketing chief, Yusuf Mehdi, revealed in a series of tweets that the company’s latest OS, Windows 10, has been installed on over 75 million PCs in four weeks, with 90,000 unique PC and tablets upgraded.

Apps/Software August 26, 2015

Micromax Announces The Development Of Its Own Android-Based OS

Indian smartphone manufacturer Micromax has announced that it is developing its own version of Android. According to the company, it is creating the new operating system to respond to the unmet needs of Indian consumers.

Apps/Software August 25, 2015

Happy 20th Birthday, Windows 95

It was on Aug. 24, 1995 that Windows 95 was released, a precursor to how the future operating systems from the company would be shaped. We take a look at the software's journey as it celebrates its 20th birthday.

Apps/Software August 24, 2015

Windows 10 Tips: How To Organize And Customize The Start Menu

Microsoft has finally brought back the Start Menu with its latest OS and touts that it's now 'better than ever.' Here are some neat customization options to make the most out of the new Windows 10 Start Menu.

Apps/Software August 11, 2015

14 Million: Number Of Computers Upgraded To Windows 10 In First 24 Hours Of Roll Out

Windows 10 is off to a hot start, and most people seem thrilled. 'Most people' doesn't include Mozilla.

Apps/Software August 1, 2015

#UpgradeYourWorld: Microsoft Windows 10 Launch Site Is Live

Microsoft Windows 10 launch site goes live before the launch of the operating system on July 29. Windows 10 will be released in 190 countries starting July 29 in phases.

Apps/Software July 30, 2015

Intel And Microsoft Team Up To Squish Windows 10 Battery Bug

Intel has apparently discovered a minor bug slightly affecting battery life, but it's working with Microsoft on a patch to fix the issue ahead of the big Windows 10 launch on July 29.

Apps/Software July 26, 2015

Sony Is Testing A Stripped-Down OS Called Concept For Android In Sweden

Sony is testing the beta for its new concept OS that is described as a stripped-down and vanilla version of Android Lollipop 5.1 with added features.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 23, 2015

Samsung Will Release Several Tizen Smartphones This Year: Report

According to people familiar with the company's plans, Samsung will be releasing several smartphones powered by its self-made Tizen operating this year. The smartphones will occupy different price points.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 30, 2015

Windows 10 Mobile Build 10149: Flashlight Function, Microsoft Edge, Photos App Improvement, And More

Microsoft has pushed out Build 10149 for its early adopters of the beta version of its mobile OS a week after the company released Build 10136.

Apps/Software June 26, 2015

Nintendo Denies NX Will Run On Android

After a Japanese newspaper reported that Nintendo's NX will run on Android OS, the company called the news false.

Apps/Software June 2, 2015

Google's 'Brillo' Aims To Fix The Internet Of Things

Google's ready to tackle one of the messiest corners of modern technology: the Internet of Things. Today at the I/O conference, the search giant unveiled a brand new operating system for IoT called Project Brillo.

FUTURE TECH May 28, 2015

Malware, All Malware: How Free Software Advocate Richard Stallman Sees Windows, Android And iOS

Richard Stallman, a free software activist, says that iOS, Android and Windows are malware. Stallman believes that most of the operating systems spy on their users.

Apps/Software May 27, 2015

Android M Is Codenamed Macadamia Nut Cookie According To Rumors

Android M, which will be unveiled at the upcoming Google I/O developer conference, has been tagged with the internal code name of Macadamia Nut Cookie.

Apps/Software May 26, 2015

Android M Might Be Unveiled At Google I/O: Here Are Some Features To Expect

The release of the Google I/O conference schedule hints at a number of features that may be potentially included in Android M and shows improvements users can expect.

Apps/Software May 13, 2015

Nexus 9 Wi-Fi Android 5.1.1 OTA File And Factory Image Now Available: Here's How To Download And Install

The factory images and OTA file for the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update of the Nexus 9 tablet is now available.

Apps/Software May 12, 2015

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