O2 has launched a mobile payments app called O2 Wallet, which will compete with Barclays' Pingit service.O2 Wallet, released on Thursday morning, is available for Android, iOS and BlackBerry devices.
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Canonical wants Ubuntu Linux to compete with Android, iOS, and Windows on tablets and smartphones. Can it?
The TouchPad, attempting to compete with Apple/iOS and Android, needed to do something unique, other than just being the non-iOS/non-Android tablet. A strong commitment to gaming, specifically social gaming, might have been that something.
China Unicom, one of China's three largest wireless operators, plans to introduce its own mobile operating system.
The dual-OS ViewPad 10 is a decent, if uninspiring, piece of hardware, but even the relatively touch-friendly Windows 7 can't compete with the slick appeal of iOS on tablets. Android, meanwhile, is hobbled by the lack of mobile connectivity and patchy app support for high-resolution screens.
Can Windows Phone really take on Apple and Google? Maybe RIM or HP, but not iOS or Android.
Sun's Project Crossbow, now in the OpenSolaris code base, separates physical network interfaces from the OS code accessing that hardware - meaning superficially that it virtualizes networks, more substantively that OpenSolaris on AMD can now compete with Cisco/IOS at 10 cents on the Cisco dollar - and more deeply that people who care about network security now have an exciting new option.