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RIM to Block Sideloading on PlayBook

April 10th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: PlayBook OS (QNX) | No Comments »

RIM’s most popular handout, the PlayBook, will soon get an update that will disallow consumers to sideload their apps onto the tablet. From that moment on, all installs are obligated to go through BlackBerry App World.

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Google Plans Tablet Webshop

March 30th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: AndroidOS | No Comments »

Though the company was somewhat unsuccessful in selling their nexus devices directly to consumers (mainly due to customer support), rumours say Google is now planning a webshop for Android tablets.

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Nielsen: 49,7% of US Subs own a Smartphone

March 29th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

As of February, Nielsen reports that nearly half of the US residents with a mobile contract own a smartphone. In February 2011, the percentage of smartphone owners was just 36%.

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Sony to Launch Windows Phone Devices!?

March 12th, 2012 by Roelof Posted in Platforms: Playstation Vita, Platforms: Windows Phone | No Comments »

With the change from Sony Ericsson to Sony, comes not only a name change. The company seems to be interested in exploring opportunities with Microsoft again. Sony Ericsson’s first Xperia device ran Windows Phone.

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Playbook OS 2.0, Too Late?

February 21st, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: PlayBook OS (QNX) | No Comments »

The Playbook would be a game changer. Right now, it is reduced to an industry-wide giveaway. Still, RIM is preparing to launch the new PlayBook OS 2.0 on the device. The OS that will bring much of the features consumers expected at purchase.

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Sony: Vita OS Ready for Smartphones and Tablets

February 14th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: Playstation Vita | 1 Comment »

Sony has informed the press that the OS of the Playstation Vita (which launched in the EU next week) is flexible enough to run on both Smartphones and Tablets which could potentially mean Sony has built the OS as a potential replacement for Android. Sony also noted it had no plans to use the OS for phones or tablets at this time.

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BlackBerry 7; The Details

May 3rd, 2011 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: BlackBerry | No Comments »

Yesterday, RIM unveiled the BlackBerry 7 OS. That OS would have been the first smartphone OS from RIM to work on the QNX platform it bought earlyer and implemented in the BlackBerry Playbook.

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Baidu to Build a Mobile OS

March 23rd, 2011 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

Baidu is pretty much the Google of China and as so, it is planning to build a mobile OS, pretty much like Google has done a couple of years back. There doesn’t seem to be any urgency behind it though.

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Android 2.2 Most Popular Android OS

December 3rd, 2010 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: AndroidOS | No Comments »

Over the last two weeks of November, most Android devices have been running Android OS 2.2 according to Google metrics. Android 2.2 is now installed on 43% of all Android Smartphones.

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Behind the Bada OS – UPDATED

June 7th, 2010 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: Bada | No Comments »

The day after we visited Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 DevHub, MGB visited the Samsung Bada Developer Event in Amsterdam. Just like our Windows Phone 7 post, a big part of this story will have information you already know, yet there might be some scoops in this one as well.

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