Reason Why Open Source Phones Are A Failure

Reason Why Open Source Phones Are A Failure

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  • Microsoft Develops Set-Top Box
    Microsoft has been developing designs for a simple set-top device for streaming video and other entertainment options. More
  • Amazon may be working on a smartphone with hologram-like 3DAmazon may be working on a smartphone with hologram-like 3D
    Amazon is reportedly developing a smartphone that sports a 3D screen that relies on retina-tracking technology to make images seem to float above the screen like a hologram. With the smartphone, users would be able to navigate through content by using their eyes alone, according to two unnamed people who discussed the phone with the Wall Street Journal. More
  • YouTube launches pay channels with campy flicksYouTube launches pay channels with campy flicks
    Roger Corman's campy B movies, children's shows like "Sesame Street" and "Inspector Gadget," and inspirational monologues by celebrities — these are among the 30 channels that will require a paid monthly subscription on YouTube coming soon. More
  • FCC moving forward on speedier in-flight Internet serviceFCC moving forward on speedier in-flight Internet service
    U.S. federal telecommunications regulators are pushing ahead with efforts to bring faster Internet service to commercial and private airline flights. The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday started deliberations on a proposal that would offer a new type of in-flight broadband service promising U.S. More
  • Microsoft may buy Barnes & Noble's Nook unit for $1 billionMicrosoft may buy Barnes & Noble's Nook unit for $1 billion
    According to internal documents obtained by the website TechCrunch, Microsoft has offered $1 billion for the digital assets of Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's digital book venture. According to internal documents obtained by the website TechCrunch, Microsoft has offered $1 billion for the digital assets of Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's digital book venture. More
  • Android co-founder Andy Rubin quits Google - Sydney Morning Herald
    Android co-founder Andy Rubin is leaving Google - Engadget
    10/30/2014 - 2:57 pm | View Link
  • PAX Australia video game convention sees locals sharing stage with ... - ABC Online
    "That's the only reason, honestly ... on arcade-style games for mobile phones. ... while in grade nine, when he discovered the open-source 3D ...
    10/30/2014 - 10:44 am | View Link
  • Social News 31/10 - VietNamNet Bridge
    ... in several categories, including the Olympic Super Cup, computing study and open source. ... have also seized dozens of mobile phones, laptops ...
    10/30/2014 - 8:04 am | View Link
  • I typed my entire BlackBerry Passport review on the phone's tiny ... - Engadget
    Chen pumps up interest in Classic phone - Hamilton Spectator
    10/30/2014 - 4:12 am | View Link
  • Facebook (FB) Earnings Report: Q3 2014 Conference Call Transcript -
    Xylem (XYL) Earnings Report: Q3 2014 Conference Call Transcript -
    10/29/2014 - 10:44 am | View Link
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  • PAX Australia video game convention sees locals sharing stage with multinational developers
    In August, 22-year-old video game designer Thomas Jansen was sitting dejectedly at his desk.
    10/31/2014 - 3:34 am | View Link
  • Android co-founder Andy Rubin has left the Googleplex
    Andy Rubin, a high-ranking Google executive who earned the ire of the late Steve Jobs, has left the company.
    10/31/2014 - 1:30 am | View Link
  • How to get the Windows 10 Technical Preview, plus release date, features and latest news
    Here’s where we bring you the latest news about the Windows 10 release date and features, plus details on how to get the Technical Preview
    10/30/2014 - 10:50 am | View Link
  • Voices of the Next Generation with Kalev Leetaru on Big Data
    Speaker: Kalev Leetaru, 2013–2014 Yahoo! Fellow in Residence, International Values, Communications Technology, and the Global Internet, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University Presider: Vivian Schiller, Media Executive October 27, 2014 Council on Foreign Relations
    10/28/2014 - 2:03 pm | View Link
  • Ericsson releases WebRTC browser and framework as open source
    Ericsson is resurrecting its WebRTC-based browser, Bowser, to help spark the development of more websites and apps that embrace voice, video and messaging features. WebRTC (Real-Time Communications) is a technology designed to help developers add real-time communications features to Web browsers and apps via JavaScript APIs. The technology has so far struggled to find widespread success, but ...
    10/27/2014 - 5:05 am | View Link
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  • Continental jealousy is no reason to tie down Google
    It has plenty to answer in another EU inquiry into how it uses Android, its open-source mobile operating system, to place its services such as Gmail and Google Maps on mobile phones. That is reminiscent of Microsoft’s browser bundling. But a general ...
    09/10/2014 - 6:00 pm | View Link
  • The Real Reason Samsung Is Developing Its Nascent Tizen OS
    The open source OS comes standard on the new Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch and adding it to the previous ... the company wants to keeps its Android system on as many phones, tablets, and wearable devices as it possibly can. The company generated 91% of its ...
    07/23/2014 - 8:12 am | View Link
  • Google Delays Public Release Of Honeycomb Source, But Don't Panic
    Again, Andy clarifies: While we’re excited to offer these new features to Android tablets, we have more work to do before we can deliver them to other device types including phones... Until then, we’ve decided not to release Honeycomb to open source.
    01/2/2014 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • Linux Rolls Out First OS for Smartphones
    The new launch marks the first time that the most popular version of the open-source Linux operating system has been available on smartphones, and aims to take advantage of new hardware to turn a phone into a computing hub when connected to a keyboard and ...
    01/3/2013 - 7:00 am | View Link
  • Reason the going won’t be smooth for Android
    While Open Source is indeed supposed to be the leading way on the desktop ... Your most responsible act would be to ensure that your phones had the best software and that they sold at profitable prices. If Google were to hive off their own strain of ...
    02/18/2012 - 11:00 am | View Link
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  • How To Become A Hacker
    The Jargon File contains a bunch of definitions of the term ‘hacker’, most having to do with technical adeptness and a delight in solving problems and overcoming ...
    10/30/2014 - 7:52 am | View Website
  • Open source
    In production and development, open source as a development model promotes a universal access via a free license to a product's design or blueprint, and universal ...
    10/30/2014 - 3:20 am | View Website
  • Prey Anti Theft: Track & find stolen Phones, Tablets and ...
    Protect your devices from theft. Prey lets you keep track of your laptop, phone and tablet whenever missing, whether you're in town or abroad. Open source, proven ...
    10/29/2014 - 6:52 pm | View Website
  • Miro
    Miro is a popular, free, and open internet TV application. It brings video channels from thousands of sources and has more free HD than any other platform.
    10/29/2014 - 11:35 am | View Website
  • open source software project Archives « Page 2 of 3 ...
    Review Of Prey – Free, Open-Source Laptop Recovery Software Review of the free, open-source laptop recovery software to help users track and get back their stolen ...
    10/28/2014 - 7:22 pm | View Website
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