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
  • Watching out for Apple's 'next big thing' - Deutsche Welle
    ... give users a compelling reason to use ... shipped in Q2 2014, including Samsung and HTC's phones, run Google's open-source Android operating ...
    09/9/2014 - 2:53 pm | View Link
  • Communication frontlines - Daily Dispatch
    Bundles of (open agenda) white ... maladministration as a reason for ... go underground, with phones switched ... Les Holbrook is often a good ...
    09/9/2014 - 12:43 pm | View Link
  • Apple’s new iPhone is expected Tuesday. Should you upgrade? - Washington Post
    Seriously slim: Yezz Billy 4.7 -
    09/9/2014 - 11:10 am | View Link
  • Check out IBM’s proposal for an internet of things architecture ... - Yahoo! Finance
    Adept will be released on Github as open-source software. ... be stored on the locks, your phones and ... The second reason  is that Brody has ...
    09/9/2014 - 10:20 am | View Link
  • iWatch? Larger iPhone 6? What to expect from Apple event. (+video) - Christian Science Monitor
    ... in the new phones, the source says. ... with better design, faster speeds, updated open source softwares But ... The only reason there are ...
    09/9/2014 - 7:39 am | View Link
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  • Intex-Mozilla's price play may get buyers, but may fail to retain them
    People using basic feature phones now have more reason to upgrade to smartphones, especially after domestic phone maker Intex Technologies announced it would sell ultra low-cost devices powered by Mozilla’s Firefox OS for just Rs 1,999.
    08/30/2014 - 6:47 am | View Link
  • iPhone 6 release date, rumours, video, UK price & images: iPhone launch event confirmed for 9 September
    When is the new iPhone 6 coming out? Will the iPhone 6 have a bigger screen? Will Apple launch two new iPhones this year? We round up the speculation.
    08/29/2014 - 1:36 pm | View Link
  • Can Microsoft’s Miracast Dongle Compete Against Google's Chromecast?
    Microsoft will reportedly launch a new Miracast Dongle to help its Windows Phones beam content to TVs. Will this device stand a chance against Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast?
    08/29/2014 - 3:54 am | View Link
  • Does it still make sense for Linus to want the desktop for Linux?
    Linus still wants the desktop for Linux, but is he trapped in the past? Plus: Should open source developers support Windows more? And share your first experience with Linux. read more
    08/22/2014 - 4:14 pm | View Link
  • Whatever happens to Samsung, Android is safe
    Ever since Samsung emerged first as the dominant global seller of Android phones in 2010, and then as the world's largest seller of smartphones (in 2012, the South Korean electronics giant has been seen as a threat to Google, which licenses its open source mobile OS to Samsung and several other manufacturers.
    08/20/2014 - 6:54 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 - 6:00 pm | 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.
    09/1/2014 - 4:08 am | 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
  • Video: 5 reasons to choose Android (and one reason not to)
    IoS is only used in iPhones and BlackBerry is run only on BlackBerry phones. The next reason is the greater flexibility and customisation of software. Because Android is open source, phone and tablet makers can tweak it as they see fit, and so can you.
    06/13/2012 - 1:00 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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  • Open-source software
    Open-source software (OSS) is computer software with its source code made available with a license in which the copyright holder provides the rights to study, change ...
    09/21/2014 - 9:57 am | View Website
  • RCN Boston | High-Speed Internet, Digital Cable TV & Phone ...
    Welcome to RCN. We're dedicated to providing Boston with the very best High-speed Internet, Digital TV and Phone available, all at a great price.
    09/21/2014 - 12:10 am | View Website
  • Techmeme
    The essential tech news of the moment. Technology's news site of record. Not for dummies.
    09/20/2014 - 10:16 pm | View Website
    Ready to get started with Asterisk? Asterisk is a free and open source framework for building communications applications and is sponsored by Digium.
    09/20/2014 - 7:17 pm | View Website
  • Blogs
    InfoWorld's expert commentators share their insights, advice, experience, and perspective on key technologies and technology-empowered business trends.
    09/20/2014 - 6:12 pm | View Website
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