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Symbian^3 drops at MWC and is open source

Symbian^3 drops at MWC and is open source

We have already talked a bit about the Symbian S^3 smartphone operating system. The new OS officially debuted at MWC and is available under the open source license agreement that covers the OS making it free to download and use.

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Symbian OS goes open source

Symbian OS goes open source

The smartphone market is very hot right now with smartphones selling very well and many different companies competing in the market. The open source Android OS is doing very well in the market against the proprietary iPhone OS and Windows Mobile. The most widely used smartphone OS in the world is Symbian and the Symbian Foundation announced today that its open source migration is complete.

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Microsoft roadmap tips up showing Windows 8 for 2012

Microsoft roadmap tips up showing Windows 8 for 2012

Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system has only just hit the market, but the software giant is looking down the road to its next big release already. With the years it takes to develop complicated software the replacements are in the works before the current version debuts typically.

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Palm Pre’s OS 1.2 Gets Leaked and Pictured

Palm Pre’s OS 1.2 Gets Leaked and Pictured

It's about time the Pre got a hearty leak of its own. And this is a doozy, for all the Pre owners out there aching for an update of some kind. It looks like a lucky member of PreCentral's forums caught a lucky break, when it came to rebooting his phone to a factory standard setting. When the device turned on, he immediately found something pretty strange. The phone had automatically installed webOS 1.2 for him.

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Windows Mobile 6.5 Gets October 6 Street Date

Windows Mobile 6.5 Gets October 6 Street Date

If you're one of the millions of people out there using Windows Mobile, then it's a safe bet that you've been stuck at 6.1 for far too long. Maybe that 'X' button up at the top corner isn't the easiest thing in the world to activate. Whatever your concerns are, it's looking like you have a bright future, and one that you don't need to wait too much longer for, either. Today marks the announcement, officially, that Windows Mobile 6.5 is coming to the market, with a street date and everything.

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Apple’s Snow Leopard Has a Malware Checker, but Functionality Is In Question

Apple’s Snow Leopard Has a Malware Checker, but Functionality Is In Question

Whether you consider Apple notorious or glorious for having a relative lack of viruses and other malicious content available to ruin your machines, it looks like Apple has gone and done a little forward thinking in their ever-expanding market share, and officially included a virus checker with their upcoming release, Snow Leopard. But, how effective is it?

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Google On the Defensive As Well Regarding FCC Probe

Google On the Defensive As Well Regarding FCC Probe

It looks like AT&T isn't the only company refuting some kind of shady business, and while it may be Apple getting the majority of the news, Google had to refute some claims of denying a Skype application today too. It looks like an article published this morning in The USA Today targeted Google for doing the same thing Apple did to Google Voice, but with a full-featured Skype application. Apparently, as USA Today claimed, Google trimmed down the Skype application to be a "watered-down version of the original that routes calls over traditional phone networks." So now it's Google's turn to chase away the nay-sayers.

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HTC Click video demo: entry-level Android Donut in wild [Updated]

HTC Click video demo: entry-level Android Donut in wild [Updated]

Remember the HTC Click?  The company's entry-level Android smartphone is tipped to arrive in September or October this year, but until we have any official confirmation we've got leaked hands-on footage from Tinh Te.  Check out the HTC Click - running Android OS Donut - cavorting with the HTC Magic after the cut.

Video demo after the cut; Update: Plus new live gallery - thanks dt0306!

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Apple OS X market share drops in Feb, as Vista use rises

Apple OS X market share drops in Feb, as Vista use rises

A new month can mean only one thing: we're about to be overwhelmed with statistics about February.  Today it's good news for Microsoft and bad news for Apple; the former saw its OS market share rise 0.22-percent from January to 88.42-percent, buoyed by a relatively healthy jump in Vista use, while the latter saw OS X's share drop by 0.28-percent to 9.61-percent.

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