Apple has unveiled a developer preview of version 3.0 of its Swift programming language. The new version, which will become generally available later this year, features broader Swift community support, open development and capacity for faster build times.
Canonical unveiled the new Aquaris M10 Edition tablet today, which it claims enables Ubuntu to be "the only platform able to run both a mobile and true PC experience on the same device." The Aquaris M10 is being manufactured by BQ, the Madrid-based software developer and consumer electronics vendor that has produced two Ubuntu-running smartphones. And like other hybrids, the Aquaris M10 Edition tablet is designed for both touchscreen navigation and keyboard compatibility.
Canonical announced AT&T will use its open source Ubuntu OS in enterprise, cloud and networking applications across its businesses, marking a major win that could eventually help Canonical's smartphone efforts.
BARCELONA, Spain--After a three-year gestation period, the Ubuntu operating system is finally on real, live smartphones that are being sold to consumers. However, don't expect a huge retail or advertising push for the platform on phones this year, according to Ubuntu's top mobile executive.
Canonical, which produces the Ubuntu open source cloud and mobile device platform, is expected to release its first batch of smartphones in Europe on Tuesday (Feb. 10), ending a near two-year wait for the company's first mobile devices.
BARCELONA, Spain--It's no secret that smartphone operating systems success or failure depends upon the types of applications they can offer to users. Apple centered much of its initial iOS and iPhone advertising on the idea that "there's an app for that." And Android proponents often point to the fact that the total number of apps designed for Android is now on par with the total number of apps built for Apple's iOS.
Chinese electronics company Meizu and Spanish phone maker bq said they will sell smartphones running Canonical's Ubuntu operating system this year. Further, overseas wireless carriers Portugal Telecom, Three, Telecom Italia, Smart and Smartfren (Indonesia) voiced their support for the platform.
Vodafone has joined other carriers in the Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group, a consortium of mobile operators participating in technology discussions around the Linux-based operating system.
Its code name is "Saucy Salamander," but if Canonical wants its latest operating system to succeed, it has to find a way for Ubuntu 13.10 to slither into more mobile apps. London-based...
Finnish startup Jolla said its first production batch of its smartphone running its open-source Sailfish OS has been "fully booked by consumers and selected sales channels." However, the company is not disclosing how many online pre-orders it has booked.