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Microsoft talks Windows 8 embedded flavors

Microsoft talks Windows 8 embedded flavors

Microsoft Windows 8 in tablet flavor is expected to hit market in Q3 2012. Along with that version of the new OS will also come a hoard of embedded versions for different uses. Microsoft is talking about some of those Windows 8 flavors for embedded devices today. There are multiple embedded flavors of Windows for different needs and footprints.

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RIM confirms PlayBook OS 2.0 Feb 2012 release

RIM confirms PlayBook OS 2.0 Feb 2012 release

Rumors were flying this week that RIM was pushing the much anticipated PlayBook OS 2.0 update out to early 2012. At the time, the rumor was making rounds there was no official word from RIM on the fate of the OS update. PlayBook OS 2.0 is the update that will bring with it support for native email, PIM access, and Android apps.

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Windows 7 passes XP in global usage for first time

Windows 7 passes XP in global usage for first time

I know that this side of Windows ME, Vista was the most maligned OS that Microsoft has produced. I have used Vista for a long time and still do on all of the machines in my home. Honestly, I haven't had any issues with the OS. Still, vast hoards of people and businesses skipped Vista and stuck with XP for a long time and that is finally starting to change with Windows 7 selling very well.

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Blackberry PlayBook OS 2.0 leaks and has Exchange ActiveSync but no BES or BB Internet Server accounts

Blackberry PlayBook OS 2.0 leaks and has Exchange ActiveSync but no BES or BB Internet Server accounts

Earlier this week we mentioned that QNX using Blackberry smartphones would get access to Android apps. Another interesting tidbit about a Blackberry product has now surfaced. This time it has to do with the PlayBook tablet and a leaked version of OS 2.0 that turned up online. Version 2 of the PlayBook OS is a QNX-based OS and if the leaked screen shots are legit, some changes are in store.

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Data shows Android 2.2 is most common, 3.0 the least

Data shows Android 2.2 is most common, 3.0 the least

A developer that is thinking about building an app for Android users needs to know what the most common version of the OS is so they can ensure that the app will run on most of the handsets and devices on the market today. Android Developers has offered up a couple new charts that detail the versions of Android is use today.

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Motorola Supposedly Picks up Azingo Mobile After Acquisition

Motorola Supposedly Picks up Azingo Mobile After Acquisition

There are more and more avenues to get the information you want. And, sure enough, it's looking more and more like the site LinkedIN is becoming a place to find acquisitions. As employees get shuffled around to new companies, they're likely to keep their LinkedIN profile in the know, and thanks to one employee of Azingo, there's some talk swirling around that Motorola has purchased the company.

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Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Ready for Download

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Ready for Download

Ubuntu seems to have a nice road map for their updates schedule, and sure enough, here's another one. Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" has just hit the market, available for download right now. There's plenty of changes to be had, along with the standard fixes and adjustments to the OS, there's surprises to be had by the latest edition of Ubuntu. Plus, "Lucid Lynx" is almost as cool as "Karmic Koala," so that's worth it.

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