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
  • IT job skills for 2015: What IT professionals need to know - Tech Republic
    ... a security person and you're very good at open source material, I would ... much like mobile phones, you generally don't fix them. Another ...
    12/22/2014 - 7:42 am | View Link
  • I heart me: Our extreme 24/7 cult of the self - Mail & Guardian Online
    ... of the year in 2013 for good reason. ... since the rise of camera phones have ... in Plos One , an open-access peer ... may be helpful.  ...
    12/22/2014 - 5:09 am | View Link
  • Institutions strive to reach millennials - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
    ... world through our mobile phones and ... But Binstock hopes to open the doors ... 56, the museum has good reason to ... between 1925 and ...
    12/21/2014 - 12:18 pm | View Link
  • The state of smartphones in 2014: Ars Technica’s Ultimate Guide - ArsTechnica
    There’s more than one reason why ... for high-end phones. Android phones ... rather, the forked versions of Android's open source components ...
    12/21/2014 - 4:16 am | View Link
  • Who Is Buying BlackBerry’s Phones? - Bloomberg
    ... revenues, the new phones and his ... on “Bloomberg West.” (Source ... The one reason people need to ... out business solutions are more ...
    12/19/2014 - 2:14 pm | 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 - 8:29 pm | View Link
  • The Real Reason Samsung Is Developing Its Nascent Tizen OS
    The Tizen OS is part of that, though Samsung says it's always been a multi-platform company. The open source OS comes standard on the new ... the company wants to keeps its Android system on as many phones, tablets, and wearable devices as it possibly ...
    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
  • Kenya: 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 - 7:00 pm | View Link
  • Google TV: Another Reason Open Sourcing VP8 Matters
    Google’s decision to open source On2 Technology’s VP8 video codec at its Google ... ARM chips are not only used on countless mobile phones, but they’re also increasingly creeping into the world of connected TVs and set-top-boxes.
    04/11/2010 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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  • Datamation: IT Management, IT Salary, Cloud Computing ...
    News and analysis for IT managers, including coverage of IT salaries and certifications, cloud computing, open source, mobile apps, virtualization, data center ...
    12/22/2014 - 1:20 pm | View Website
  • Thoughts on Flash
    Apple has a long relationship with Adobe. In fact, we met Adobe’s founders when they were in their proverbial garage. Apple was their first big customer, adopting ...
    12/22/2014 - 11:26 am | View Website
  • Miro
    A free, open source Internet TV and video player that can automatically download videos from RSS-based channels. Features a built-in BitTorrent client. For Windows ...
    12/22/2014 - 6:47 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 ...
    12/21/2014 - 7:48 pm | View Website
  • Open Source Subnet
    Why there’s no open-source standard-bearer for the network Open-source software plays an increasingly prominent role in many areas of modern business IT – it’s ...
    12/21/2014 - 7:26 pm | View Website
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