In the news this week were rumors that Microsoft is thinking about running Android apps, Samsung is changing processors due to overheating issues, and a simple way to get Google apps on custom ROMs.
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The Samsung 850 EVO Series SSDs are out and they're fast, furious, and in fabulous 3D. Check out Samsung's newest SSDs by the numbers on Linux and on Windows.
This week saw reports of Samsung profits dropping, Google has been working on multi-window support for Android, and HP sneaks a 10-inch tablet to market.
Number three smartphone maker says Android offers more opportunity for vendors to do something different.
If you're looking for a rugged Windows 8.1 tablet that's relatively compact and lightweight, Panasonic's 7-inch, 540g, 18mm-thick Toughpad FZ-M1 is a good option. It's expensive, though, and battery life could be better.
Today's tablet landscape is dominated by Apple's iPad and Android devices from Samsung, Google and others, with Windows-based tablets from Microsoft and its partners making recent inroads on the market. But where did all these tablets spring from?
In this catch-up edition Kevin and I cover the news from the past couple of weeks along with some initial MWC thoughts. Stay tuned for our MWC wrap-up next weekend.
Samsung and Google work towards an agreement on what Android should look like.
There's a new order in China among smartphone vendors, while Nokia's growth spurt in Europe appears to have run out of steam.
The rugged slate includes an Intel Haswell processor and runs Windows 8.1 Pro -- and will cost a hefty $2,099.
Windows Phone sales growth is outpacing even the fastest growing Android handset makers, but in absolute terms it’s still small
The 13.3-inch Windows 8-based Ativ Book 9 Lite looks like an ultrabook and comes with an attractive price tag, but has Samsung cut too many corners in pursuit of affordability?
The MacBook Pro competitor goes up for pre-order on August 18 for $1,400, while the new tablet will be released on September 1 for $699.99.
Sprint is again the last major carrier to carry a Windows Phone device and today announced that two new models will be coming later this summer.
The Panasonic FZ-G1 is a Windows 8 Pro tablet aimed at field workers, but does its rugged credentials justify its hefty starting price?
Samsung firms up Tizen release dates as mobile head says there's "lacklustre demand" for its Windows Phone 8 devices in Europe.
Windows 8 has yet to lift off, according to PC market fifth-place holder Asus, while Samsung has canceled a launch in Germany altogether, citing lack of interest in the platform.
HTC announce their One again, Samsung filled in another size gap with the Galaxy Note 8.0, BlackBerry rolled out a software update before the Z10 even hits the US, and Nokia announces a full line of Windows Phone devices.
Some Samsung laptops with UEFI will brick when you try to install Linux on them, others have problems, and the Linux Foundation is continuing to try to bring its fix for Windows 8 UEFI Secure Boot out.
I like using my Microsoft Surface RT and find the included apps and 3rd party apps meet my needs. It's a bit concerning to me that Samsung doesn't see enough value in the platform to launch a device.
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