Already ported to HP PC and Nexus smartphone
Last year HP decided to stop producing tablets and phones that ran its webOS mobile operating system, later deciding to contribute its webOS software to the open source community.
It’s now released the first full version of the operating system, Open webOS 1.0, which can be ported to new devices.
Gabe Joselow of voanews.com writes:
Mobile phone subscribers in Kenya may wake up Monday morning to find their phones no longer work, as the nation's telecom companies enact a nation-wide switch-off of all counterfeit devices. Retailers and customers have mixed reactions to the plan, which could affect up to three million mobile phones.
A new service from California-based chip designer AMD will enable customers to download and use popular Android mobile apps on PCs running Windows 7 and the forthcoming Windows 8 operating system. It’s available on AMD-based computers and uses the AMD AppZone Player, a program powered by technology from BlueStacks.
BlueStacks, which is backed by AMD’s investment arm, already offers its own stand-alone Android ‘player’ for other PCs and Macs.
A high for RIM, a low for Apple
Mark Bridge writes:
Apple started last week in the glow of a CoolBrands survey that had named it the UK's coolest brand – but it ended the week with its head bowed in embarrassment. Not only did Tim Cook apologise for the quality of the company’s iOS 6 Maps application, he recommended that customers use competing services until it gets better.