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  • HP webOS TouchPad coming to Harvey Norman August 15

    HP has announced the local availability of its new webOS-powered TouchPad tablet PC with Harvey Norman set to offer the device from August 15 starting at $599.

    Written by Rodney Gedda26 July 11 13:07
  • MeeGo marches to 1.2 despite Nokia defection

    Nokia’s decision to use Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system in its future smartphone devices hasn’t stopped the MeeGo open source project from continuing its development with version 1.2 released today sporting app and telephony updates.

    Written by Rodney Gedda20 May 11 11:15
  • Google debuts Android 2.3 'Gingerbread', eyes tablets

    The latest iteration of Google's Android mobile operating system has arrived in version 2.3 – codenamed 'Gingerbread' – with support for larger, tablet-sized screens.

    Written by Rodney Gedda07 Dec. 10 07:23
  • Linux kernel shows growing mobile influence

    An increasing number of contributions to the open-source Linux kernel are coming from mobile and embedded equipment vendors, according to an annual report about to be released by the Linux Foundation.

    Written by Joab Jackson01 Dec. 10 05:01
  • AMD joins Intel's MeeGo OS effort

    In an effort to expand software compatibility for its upcoming Fusion chips, Advanced Micro Devices on Monday joined rival Intel's efforts to develop the open-source MeeGo OS.

    Written by Agam Shah16 Nov. 10 05:22
  • MeeGo 1.1 arrives, sans tablet UI

    MeeGo, the Linux-based operating system co-developed by Nokia and Intel, has reached the 1.1 milestone and now includes and interface for mobile phones, but despite recent interest in tablet PCs, a tablet distribution remains absent.

    Written by Rodney Gedda01 Nov. 10 14:37
  • Motorola Droid X released in US, Android 2.2 open sourced

    Verizon on Tuesday introduced the newest Droid and the second from Motorola, but some Android fans may be disappointed to learn that it won't ship with the latest operating system or the newest Flash Player.

    Written by Nancy Gohring24 June 10 04:20
  • MeeGo adds developers, needs 'investment' to succeed

    Less than a week after the MeeGo 1.0 netbook operating system was released by Intel and Nokia, six companies have announced support for the platform while a market analyst firm has called for a "major investment" if it is to compete with Apple, Google and Microsoft.

    Written by Rodney Gedda02 June 10 11:14
  • Nokia, Intel release MeeGo 1.0 for netbooks

    The mobile software collaboration project between Intel and Nokia has yielded the first release of MeeGo for netbooks with version 1.0 now available for download.

    Written by Rodney Gedda28 May 10 05:37
  • HTC releases Legend Android phone

    HTC and Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) have teamed to launch the Android-powered Legend handset to the local market.

    Written by Rodney Gedda27 May 10 15:13
  • Intel, Nokia let MeeGo come outside to play

    Developers got their first look at MeeGo last week, with the release of key components of the as-yet unfinished operating system.

    Written by Sumner Lemon07 April 10 05:12
  • Nokia N900 coming to retailers in April

    Nokia has announced its Linux-based smartphone, the N900, will be available in Australia in April through retailers, but stopped short of announcing any agreements with carriers.

    Written by Rodney Gedda03 March 10 11:04
  • Smartphone OS leaves one hand free

    Today's smartphones are too much of a handful, according to Israeli company Else: You either need to grab them with both hands and punch away at the keyboard with your thumbs, or you hold them with one hand and touch the screen with the other.

    Written by Peter Sayer17 Feb. 10 07:36
  • HP debuts Android-based smartbook

    Hewlett-Packard has launched the Compaq AirLife 100, a smartbook based on the Android OS and Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor, it said on Friday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs15 Feb. 10 06:11