Microsoft's Windows Phone posted the largest year-over-year shipment gains of any smartphone operating system, eclipsing BlackBerry in the race to challenge marketplace leaders Android and iOS, research firm IDC reports.
Samsung Electronics will sunset its Bada mobile operating system, merging it into the Linux-based Tizen software platform.
Google's Android and Apple's iOS combined to power 91.1 percent of all 227.8 million smartphones shipped during the fourth quarter of 2012, market intelligence firm IDC reports.
A forthcoming version of the Wine software compatibility layer will enable users to run applications originally written for Microsoft's Windows platform to run on devices powered by Google's Android mobile operating system.
Samsung Electronics will release its first smartphones running the Linux-based Tizen operating system later this year.
Apple must consider introducing a lower-cost version of its iPhone to maintain the current growth of its iOS smartphone platform and keep pace with Google's market-leading Android, contends market intelligence firm IDC.
Nokia reportedly has halted work on a mobile operating system projected to power its low-end feature phones.
Samsung Electronics has joined the Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization that oversees the open-source Linux operating system. Samsung signs on as a platinum member, paying $500,000 per year...
Linux architect Linus Torvalds released version 3.3 of the open-source operating system, its first upgrade to incorporate elements of Google's ( NASDAQ:GOOG ) Android mobile operating system. The
Four months after discontinuing its webOS device business in the face of mediocre sales, Hewlett Packard announced it will make the webOS platform's underlying code available under an open source