Launching the Z1 in India is theoretically a smart play by Samsung to both push its own OS and grab a big share of a population that still hasn't bought a smartphone. But the truth is that the Z1 appears to be easily outgunned by the competition.
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CEO and founder of Cyanogen, a company that specializes in modding Android, strikes out at one of the largest and most popular Android hardware makers.
Samsung and Acer's Chromebook have landed in four new EU countries, but none will be getting a full range of the Chrome OS hardware.
Samsung's roadmap to completely obscure the fact it uses Google's OS is almost complete. Samsung Phone will be coming soon to a smartphone and tablet near you.
According to Amazon, the number one selling laptop isn't a Windows PC or a Mac, it's the Samsung Chromebook, which runs Google's Linux-based Chrome OS.
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?
Samsung has confirmed it is considering how, when and where to deliver the newest Android OS, version 4.2 aka Jelly Bean, to its range of Galaxy-branded devices.
After a full day of using the latest Chromebook from Samsung it's clear the Chrome OS has evolved to be a powerful platform. It handles my work so perfectly it is like an OS made just for me.
You could buy a Windows 8 PC, good luck with that, a pricey Mac, or you could get the Google Chrome OS powered Samsung Series 5 550 Chromebook.
The U.S. mobile market barely saw a ripple during the three months between January and April as Samsung and Google's Android OS continue to hold steady.
Google and Samsung have launched new Chromebooks, which feature the latest Chrome OS, and an interesting desktop play dubbed the Chromebox.
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.
It is clear that Android is becoming the OS platform of choice for smartphone buyers and with Samsung overtaking Nokia for all mobile phones they look to be the top choice for consumers.
Smartphones powered by Microsoft's mobile OS unlikely to run dual-core processors or have 1280x720 resolution ratios before end of next year, lagging behind competitors such as Samsung, report notes.
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.
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.
Samsung makes beautiful hardware and webOS is a great OS. A partnership between these two could be a wonderful thing, don't you think?
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.
With Google buying Motorola we are seeing more and more that the consolidated smartphone OS and hardware solution may be the way to success. What will Microsoft do with Nokia? Will HTC and Samsung still make Android devices? There are many questions raised by today's deal.
Microsoft is working on Windows Phone Mango and I have been lucky enough to get the chance to play with a device running this latest software. I gave the Samsung Focus to Mal to see what a teen's perspective on this new OS would be.
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