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Developers face Windows 8 conundrum

Those busy creating apps for iOS and Android have to decide whether to build software for Windows 8 too, with forking of OS for x86- and ARM-based devices complicating matters, analysts note.

July 4, 2012 by

RIM PlayBook AIR SDK Beta

RIM's Playbook, the "BlackBerry Tablet", is one of the most anticipated devices of 2011. Announced at RIM's developer event last September, it's a dual core ARM device with a 7" screen, running the QNX micro-kernel real-time OS.

December 18, 2010

New Microsoft, ARM licensing agreement; Could a Windows Phone tablet be coming?

Microsoft and ARM announced on July 23 that the two have signed a new licensing agreement for the ARM architecture, extending the relationship between the two companies. The pair aren't sharing any details, but I can't but wonder if this could signal Microsoftand its PC partners delivering Windows and/or Windows Phone OS available on ARM-based slates and tablets.

July 22, 2010 by

Google to create operating system called Chrome OS

Rumors along these lines have been surfacing for years -- now Google has officially announced their intentions to create a computer operating system. The new operating system, called "Google Chrome OS" will run on both x86 and ARM processors -- which means it could technically work on anything from desktop computers to mobile devices.

July 8, 2009 by

Google Officially Announces OS for PCs

Google officially announced yesterday night that they were developing an operating to run on x86 and ARM processors. The open source project is an extension of Chrome, hence the name Google Chrome Operating System and will initially target netbooks with product delivery set for the second half of next year; PC support for the Chrome OS will come later.

July 7, 2009 by

Palm hopes new OS will spur demand

With demand likely to remain sluggish at least through the summer, Palm is counting on a beefed-up OS 5 to give the company a shot in the arm.

June 10, 2002

Chip companies to support Symbian OS

Symbian, which makes operating systems for wireless phones, on Wednesday announced that six new semiconductor companies will support its OS. Agilent Technologies, Epson, Parthus, Philips Semiconductors, Samsung and STMicroelectronics will join ARM, Intel, Motorola, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments in integrating the Symbian OS with their chips that use an ARM core, a technology that boosts chip performance. The move, announced at a conference in Cannes, France, is expected to reduce the time it takes to develop mobile phones and get them to market. Symbian's news follows similar announcements from Microsoft on Tuesday. Symbian is an independent company owned by Ericsson, Nokia, Matsushita, Motorola, Psion and Sony Ericsson. Ericsson, Nokia and Psion are already shipping devices using the Symbian OS. --Richard Shim, Special to ZDNet News

February 20, 2002 by

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