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£199 Acer C7 Chromebook on sale now in the UK

Acer has a new Chrome OS-based device on the shelves in the UK, priced at just £199. But can it go up against its better-specced but slightly more expensive rival in the form of the Samsung Series 3 Chromebook?

November 13, 2012 by

Samsung to roll Bada smartphone OS into Tizen

Samsung is to merge its Bada smartphone operating system with the Intel-sponsored Tizen, according to reports.Bada is Samsung's low-end smartphone OS, providing a homegrown counterpart to Android and Windows Phone in the company's portfolio.

January 16, 2012 by

Windows isn't the only OS that cares about pens

But it might be the only OS with the patent to do pens the right way…One of the highlights of Adobe's MAX developer conference this year was Photoshop Touch; a tablet application, initially for Android but coming soon for iPad, that's a real application with powerful features. Equally interesting was the device Adobe was demonstrating it on - a prototype Samsung Galaxy Tab with the kind of pressure-sensitive Wacom pen that's been in Tablet PCs for years.

October 17, 2011 by

Samsung plots Bada 2.0 for all Wave handsets

Samsung will upgrade all of the handsets in its Wave range with the second version of the Bada operating system, bringing new features such as near-field communication (NFC), multitasking and Wi-Fi Direct to the phones.The official Samsung Bada Twitter account confirmed that the OS would be rolling out to older Wave devices from the fourth quarter of 2011.

September 12, 2011 by

South Korea plans cloud OS range to boost Samsung, LG

The government of South Korea is to organise a consortium of local companies such as Samsung and LG, in order to have them develop a range of open, cloud-based operating systems that can compete with products from Google and Apple.According to reports, Ministry of Knowledge Economy deputy minister Kim Jae-hong said on Monday that the plan was to create web-centric operating systems first for PCs and laptops, and then for smartphones and tablets.

August 23, 2011 by

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