Mentre molti stanno seguendo con interesse le vicende legate alla nuova release di Microsoft e di rado arrivano aggiornamenti anche sullo stato dei lavori per BlackBerry 10, in assoluto silenzio e discrezione lavorano i programmatori della Mozilla Foundation, che da quasi un anno stanno portando avanti lo sviluppo di Firefox OS (ex Boot to Gecko).
Non si hanno informazioni sui tempi di rilascio della prima versione del sistema operativo, ma alcuni screenshot sono arrivati in rete in questi giorni. In apertura abbiamo tre immagini ufficiali mandateci proprio dal team Mozilla, con la pagina iniziale del browser sulla sinistra, l’applicazione della radio al centro e galleria delle immagini sulla destra (somiglianza davvero spiccata con la visualizzazione delle immagini offerta dall’App QuickPic).
Looking to tame Apple’s Mountain Lion? Step right up, Cupertino’s latest build of OS X is ready for consumption — assuming you’re a registered developer, of course. Following WWDC’s reveals and teases, Apple has released an updated preview of its desktop and mobile operating systems, serving up Mountain Lion Preview 4 and an iOS 6 beta to developers. The rest of us will have to console ourselves with iTunes 10.6.3, which adds support for the mobile and desktop OS’ those fancy devs are getting their hands on. Don’t worry, the updated music management software will be able to make full use of Mountain Lion next month, but you’ll have to wait until this fall to sync with iOS 6. Hit the source link below to get your update.
RIM today officially unveiled their new BlackBerry 10 OS, and now the company has released a video which shows the latest version of their mobile OS in action.
In the video below we get a brief look at BlackBerry 10, which will come with a range of new features including a new camera app, a newly designed keyboard, Flow (multitasking) and more.
It will be interesting to see what the new BlackBerry 10 devices are like when they launch later in the year, as soon as we get some details on the first devices, including some specifications we will let you guys know.
What the Atrix 4G first promised, it looks like the folks at Canonical may deliver. Think back to CES 2011, when Motorola showed us a future where our phone was the only computing device we would need — only to leave us wanting when its webtop app didn’t deliver the requisite functionality for such a future. Well, it turns out Ubuntu now runs on multi-core Android devices and your handset can grant a full desktop experience when docked with a display and a keyboard. It’s a customized version of Ubuntu that plays nice with Android, the two OS’s sharing data and services while running simultaneously. So, you can still access telephony and texts from the Ubuntu environment while enjoying all the computing capabilities it has to offer, including: Ubuntu TV, virtualization tools for running Windows applications, desktop web browsers, and Ubuntu apps built for ARM. It isn’t clear exactly what hardware you’ll need to run Ubuntu on a handset, but Canonical has said it works on multi-core devices with HDMI and USB connections. We’ll get more info next week when it’s shown off at MWC, but until then you’ll have to settle for the source below and PR after the break.
Symbian is already on its last legs as a mobile OS, now Nokia is giving it a bit of a kick while its down by ditching the name it grew up with and rebranding the latest versionsimply Nokia Belle. That’s right, the Symbian title we’ve all come to know and love is being retired by Nokia, and with very little fanfare. In fact, the switch is relegated to a parenthetical aside in an update on the status of Belle at the official blog of the Finnish manufacturer. Here’s the announcement in its entirety: “The all new Nokia Belle (previously Symbian Belle)…” That’s it! Of course, functionally, swapping Symbian for Nokia makes little difference, but its still sad to see one of the last vestiges of this long lived platform disappear. We’d say to check out the source for more details, but that’s all she wrote.
If you’ve been dreaming of a world where Android apps are free to roam across your Windows desktop, you’re in luck, because BlueStacks has just turned your reverie into reality. Today, the startup unveiled an alpha version of its App Player — software that allows users to run a host of Android apps on Windows PCs, tablets or desktops, without requiring them to make modifications to their original OS. Available as a free download, this early test version comes pre-loaded with ten apps, and can support an extra 26, on top of that. BlueStacks’ free Cloud Connect app, meanwhile, allows you to port third-party apps directly from your handset to your computer, though some games, including Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja, are prohibited. Those, it turns out, will be included under a paid version of the App Player, which BlueStacks hopes to launch at a later date. You can take the free software for a spin at the source link below, or meander past the break for a demo video, along with a pair of press releases.