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Microsoft: iOS ‘running of steam’, Android is ‘a mess’

Microsoft’s Terry Myerson, corporate vice president of Windows Phone, talks about the competition. “With iPhone, I sense that it’s running out of steam. With iOS, [Apple] just added a fifth row of icons. Android is… kind of a mess. Look at Samsung – there’s clearly mutiny going on. The only OEM making money off of Android is Samsung.” There’s truth ... Read More »

Android up to 1.5 million activations per day

Eric Schmidt has done a talk at Dive Into Mobile today, and knowing Schmidt, we’re in for quotable stuff. First, Android activations are up to 1.5 million per day now – which is insane. That’s one The Netherlands every eleven days. Or, what takes Windows Phone a holiday quarter, Android does in four days. Schmidt also touched upon Facebook Home; ... Read More »

Making A Code Compiler Energy-Aware

There’s a discussion on the LLVM development mailing list about making the compiler become energy-aware to provide an optimization level that would provide the most power-efficient binaries. However, it isn’t clear whether this would make sense over simply trying to assemble the fastest binary… Read More »

Windows 8.1 to include ‘boot to desktop’ setting

This is interesting. “Microsoft is planning to change the way its Start Screen operates with the release of Windows 8.1. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans have revealed to The Verge that the company is currently testing builds of Windows 8.1, known as codename Windows Blue, that include an option to boot directly to the traditional desktop. We’re told that the ... Read More »

Google Glass starts shipping

The day has finally come: Google has started shipping Google Glass to the lucky few early adopters. Now that it’s shipping, Google has also unveiled a lot more about the API and the specifications of the device itself. While the company had already given out substantial details at earlier occasions, there are still a few surprises here. Read More »