With no solid business productivity apps, as well as continually perpetuating the 'toxic hellstew', Google's mobile OS is still missing from my personal tech stable two years after I abandoned it. But there's some hope for it yet.
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Google bringing Android apps to Chrome OS puts the company in a better position to merge the two OSes.
Android users are missing out on access to Victorian government smartphone apps, according to new findings from the Victorian Privacy Commissioner, with less than two-thirds of the state's public organisations' apps catering to Google’s OS.
Android users with Firefox for Android installed are now able to run Firefox OS apps on their devices.
Microsoft is developing a set of cloud-based tools for managing and deploying session virtualisation servers, allowing you to publish and share apps on Windows, iOS, Android, OS X and (soon) Windows Phone devices. We take the beta for a test drive.
Mobile web apps that use the Cordova platform for cross-platform compatibility can now be released on Mozilla's Firefox OS.
A new Google Play Services release allows makers of Android, iOS, and Chrome OS apps to develop for the US-only media-streaming dongle.
The Darling project, an attempt to allow OS X apps to run on Linux operating systems, releases a new to-do list for developers who want to help out with the ambitious project.
This fall's arrival of iOS 7 brought many changes and complaints for both users and developers. A TidBITS post details how these changes may affect how developers decide how apps will look and operate under the new Apple mobile OS, and how previous versions will be supported.
By consistently abstracting additional user functionality into a core suite of Google apps, rather than adding it into the Android OS, Google has made Android upgrades almost passé.
Microsoft has updated with new features and fixes its Remote Desktop apps for iOS, Android and Mac OS X just about a month after releasing them.
Mozilla claims it has got thousands of apps in its Firefox OS marketplace, and has opened a Stack Overflow page to help answer developer questions.
People who pre-ordered Jolla's first Sailfish OS smartphone will be able to install apps from Russia's Yandex app store.
Is Microsoft about to go to war with its long-time virtualization partner Citrix? It sure looks that way, given the imminent arrival of new Microsoft remote desktop apps for iOS, Android, and OS X.
Don't want to dual-boot your Mac or Linux PC to run one or two Windows apps? Don't want to install a full virtual operating system for them? CodeWeaver's latest version of CrossOver 12.5 may be just what you want.
A project is aiming to build a Wine-like compatibility layer for Linux operating systems that would allow them to run OS X applications.
BlackBerry's pay-to-port campaign to drive up the number of BlackBerry 10 OS apps is winding down.
Foxconn goes on software hiring spree after confirming Firefox OS partnership with Mozilla.
Consumers looking for an inexpensive smartphone should seriously consider Nokia Lumia devices. In addition to the newest Windows Phone OS, you get value-added apps and services.
COBOL apps for IBM System z mainframes should see improved performance following the latest release of IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS.