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
  • Stop Trying to Save the World - The New Republic Online
    Does the kitchen open on time every ... medical equipment and cell phones. ... the only reliable source of ... and health care, had given ...
    11/17/2014 - 8:41 am | View Link
  • The Web Is Dying! Wait, How Are You Reading This? - Slate Magazine
    ... one data point: “On phones, 86 ... to one non-Flurry data source: an ... also nails the second big reason to be ... it’s not so bad to ...
    11/17/2014 - 5:23 am | View Link
  • Nokia Explores Two Paths Back to the Smartphone Market - DailyTech
    Goodbye, Nokia Collection and hello Lumia -
    11/14/2014 - 11:30 am | View Link
  • Snowden: "I Did What I Did Because I Believe It Is the Right Thing ... -
    If a single Russian source would come forward ... in the Watergate scandal, tapping phones and ... not be exempted from the same standards of ...
    11/14/2014 - 9:53 am | View Link
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop review: Google's biggest mobile update in years - Engadget
    The Nexus 4 gets an Android 5.0 Lollipop factory image - ArsTechnica
    11/14/2014 - 6:36 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
  • 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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  • Android (operating system)
    Android is a mobile operating system (OS) based on the Linux kernel and currently developed by Google. With a user interface based on direct manipulation, Android is ...
    11/22/2014 - 2:24 pm | View Website
  • 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 ...
    11/18/2014 - 6:58 am | View Website
  • Apple
    Apple Hot News offers a one-stop source for what's happening at Apple, including news of Apple and other companies, software updates, events and tips.
    11/17/2014 - 12:50 pm | View Website
  • Celebrity | Babble
    Dear First-Time Mom: Announce Your Pregnancy Whenever You Freaking Feel Like It. It’s OK to Yell at Your Kids Sometimes. No, I Don’t Want To Hear Your Thoughts On ...
    11/16/2014 - 11:07 pm | 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 ...
    11/16/2014 - 6:13 pm | View Website
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