Topic: Operating System (OS)
Huawei is reportedly testing its own operating system, Hongmeng, on a smartphone that could be available later this year, according to Chinese state-run media.
The OS could be ready for launch in China by the end of the year and would hit international markets early next year.
The acquisition will give Microsoft’s Azure access to billions of new connected endpoints.
Apple saw its market share wane in some key markets due to the delayed release of the iPhone X, Kantar reported.
Microsoft will no longer focus on developing key features or expanding the device lineup for its Windows Phone platform, a key executive said Sunday.
Apple’s iOS lost significant ground in urban China in recent months even as it made some progress in its home market.
Google released the developer preview of its next version of Android.
Google said this week that it will roll out support for its Assistant to phones running versions 6 and 7 of its Android mobile operating system, finally expanding its reach beyond the Pixel and other Google-branded hardware.
Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS utterly dominated the smartphone market in the fourth quarter of 2016 as Windows and BlackBerry continued to fade to black.
Google's Android and Apple's iOS have come to dominate the mobile OS space, but another kind of platform could break their grip, according to CCS.