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Bada 2.0 for Wave devices in 2012 says Samsung

Bada 2.0 for Wave devices in 2012 says Samsung

There are more than just a couple of mobile operating systems out there in the world, believe it or not ladies and gentlemen, and if Samsung has anything to say about it in 2012, you'll know the third heat to be Bada. We've had our hands on a few devices late this year running Samsung's own personal brand of operating system, each of these devices with the lovely "Wave" name attached to them, and we're to understand today that an update will be coming to a handful of these devices inside 2012. Hopefully it'll be early on in the year as the last time we heard the Bada 2.0 update was swinging through was inside 2011, and that's no longer looking too likely.

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Google Android Training initiated to educate the masses

Google Android Training initiated to educate the masses

Out in the wild in this modern world of ours, we've got but two kinds of people: those who are willing to move forward into the mobile arena of computing, and those who just don't understand - or are completely unwilling - Google aims this month to start erasing the gap with Android Training. This program is one that works with a collection of classes that'll teach users to both understand and, more importantly, build applications in the Android operating system. You'll be able to do everything from optimizing an application for battery life to designing the most effective navigation the world has ever seen.

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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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Aliyun OS leans on the cloud for core services and runs Android apps

Aliyun OS leans on the cloud for core services and runs Android apps

I'm not sure the smartphone market needs a new OS, but in China, a new choice might go over better than it would elsewhere. A Chinese ecommerce company called Alibaba has announced that at the end of the month it will launch a new mobile OS called Aliyun. The new Os is the result of three years of work and 1,200 engineers according to the company.

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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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Dutch Microsoft subsidiary says Windows 8 is under construction and about two years away

Dutch Microsoft subsidiary says Windows 8 is under construction and about two years away

Microsoft launched a big pile of meh with Vista when it hit the market a few years back. The follow up to Vista, Windows 7 has been much stronger in sales with lots of consumers and corporations upgrading to the latest OS from Microsoft after abstaining from Vista.

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Google Chrome OS to feature legacy app Chromoting

Google Chrome OS to feature legacy app Chromoting

I bet you are all wondering what is "Chromoting" right now, aren't you? It's a made-up word that Google has coined for running legacy applications in Chrome OS. Google is set to launch the Chrome OS this fall, and according to one Google team member Chromoting "will also enable you to access legacy PC applications right within the browser."

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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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