U.K. cell network O2 has cut off Ericsson after its technology led to a second major outage in just a few months.
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A time-zone and daylight savings reference database used by systems including Mac OS X and Linux has been taken offline by a copyright suit brought by an astrology company
After hitting retail markets in April, Sony Ericsson has already made the announcement that the entire Xperia X10 mobile phone family will be getting a major face lift later this year, including the upgrade to Android OS 2.1.
I received a press release today from Sony Electronics regarding the new Sony Ericsson Aino unlocked mobile phone and have to really wonder if there are enough rich people who are willing to pay $600 for a feature phone. The Aino doesn't run any smartphone OS, but Ericsson's proprietary system. It does have an 8.1 megapixel camera and ability to work with a PlayStation3 for media sharing. It was reviewed on CNET UK and they were not at all impressed with the touchscreen interface and functionality of the device.
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What, exactly, is Microsoft's Cloud OS? Is it an operating system (OS) at all? Or is more of a database (or two) in the Blue/CloudDB sky?
Sony Ericsson announced they were purchasing UIQ Technology and will then be in the position to license the user interface built on top of the Symbian OS to others. SE is the main user of the UIQ interface and this move is seen as evidence they are committed to continuing to build devices sporting this powerful operating system.
The SE P990 was announced in 2005, but is just now entering into user's hands. While the device hardware is solid and packs in quite a bit of functionality, it is also quite thick and bulky compared to all the other new QWERTY devices on the market. Will buyers be swayed by the camera and the UIQ OS or will they bypass this latest Sony Ericsson entry?
What seems obvious to me is that Apple fears the database market within its OS is under severe threat from open source, and that it needs to give something back to its user base in order to stay in contention there.
commentary When you've got your database specialist, your glue logic guy and your OS expert together, where's the person who knows how real non-technical people react to software design?
Sony Ericsson, Panasonic and Siemens raise stakes in smart-phone OS maker, ensuring Nokia's share stays below 50 percent mark.
The database software giant is creating programming tools for users of Apple's Mac OS X.
IBM on Thursday released an upgraded mainframe database with built-inanalysis software and more self-managing capabilities. The company said DB2 for z/OS Version 8, a mainframe-specific edition of IBM's database, is available and priced based on the processing power of the hardware.
But is it winning the war?
The PC maker plans to build computing clusters based on an Oracle database and the Linux OS, and the companies intend to create a suite of cluster services.
The database giant welcomes third-party software makers into the Linux fold, offering help with development to companies whose products augment Oracle's efforts to back the Unix-like OS.
Analysis: PDA pioneer Symbian is the force behind next-generation, mobile operating systems. Here's why major backers such as Ericsson and Nokia stand behind this sleeper OS--and why you should care.
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
The database wars are waging on, as IBM rolled out an updated version of its DB2 Universal Database. The new version, due to ship on June 8, will run across a variety of operating systems, including Linux, Windows, AIX and OS/2.
FileMaker Inc. on Wednesday announced the development of FileMaker Mobile, which will provide users of the company's FileMaker Pro database with the ability to download databases into their Palm OS-compatible PDAs and take the data with them.
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