It wasn’t too long ago that we put the major mobile operating systems head to head, but with big updates from both Google and Apple in the meantime, we think it’s worth another look at where they both stand. Is there a clear winner? Or are they barely distinguishable any more?
Whether you’ve put in an order for a Nexus 6P or you’re patiently waiting for Android version 6.0 to reach your Galaxy S6, you’ll want to know what Marshmallow can do for you. It’s not a dramatic leap forward for Google’s mobile OS, but there are still a number of useful new features you’re going to want to know about.
‘Completely flat’, ‘like Android’, ‘Microsoft-flat’ etc., etc., etc. The talk about how Apple are going to ‘flatten out’ their UI style has set the rumour-mills ablaze with completely spurious conjecture. So I thought I’d add to it. However, let’s approach this not from ‘what one insider source told someone’ but…
LG has just announced that it has acquired the much-troubled webOS from HP, reports CNET. But instead of using it to power smartphones or tablets, it's planning to roll out smart TVs which will make use of the OS.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Canonical is claiming that its new Ubuntu OS will be with developers by late February—ready for phones to launch in "two geographically large markets" this October.
If there was one company that could rival Apple, Google and Microsoft, it's Amazon. It has devices; it has a content marketplace. But what Amazon doesn't have is its own platform. webOS could be the final piece in its puzzle.
If you have an Apple Developer account, iOS 5 Beta 4 is available for download. While changes in this version aren't immediately clear, there is one new feature Apple was certain to mention: you can update your iOS device over the air.
Openness has always been Android's beauty and its curse. Google's mobile operating system is available to any manufacturer that wants a slice, meaning you see it everywhere! It's also historically been a place for hardware specialists and carriers to flex their software muscles, leading to custom…
It's easy to throw numbers around about the relatively popularity here in the US of Android, iOS, BlackBerry, and so on. But it's not until you see the comparison laid bare in bold, blocky colors like this that you get a real feel for the playing field.
For some reason or another, Motorola really doesn't want Droid X owners downloading a leaked Froyo ROM before the Android update officially launches. Hence, the cease-and-desist letters that are being sent out by the company's director of information security.
It's true that iOS4 and Android are the mobile operating systems of the day. But MeeGo, a mash-up of Intel's Moblin and Nokia's Maemo OSes, could be a strong contender. Based on this demo, at least.
Since its 2008 debut, Android has grown - not only meeting all of the functionalities of the iPhone, but besting it in nearly all aspects. Here is our list of the top 10 things Android does better than the iPhone.
Andy Lees, the man at Microsoft tasked with turning around mobile—and essentially saving the company—has an impossibly difficult job. To succeed, it's going to take patience, tenacity, and the ability to invent a whole new business model.
See, a guitar made up of phones isn't just about the music. It's about bringing people together. And by "people" I mean mobile operating systems. Presenting two Android and WinMo devices and an iPod Touch, united to play Cracklin Rosie.
That outage you BlackBerry BIS users may have experienced last night was the March 28 BIS 3.0 upgrade happening—in real time!
The latest smartphone subscriber numbers are out, and the last three months have been kind to Google. Android's still a relatively small player, but its usage base more than doubled since October. The iPhone, meanwhile, keeps on treading water.
It's a great time to be in the smartphone business, unless you're Microsoft or Palm. According to the latest data, they're hardly doing any business at all.