Microsoft is working on a version of its core Windows operating system for devices such as tablets, according to media reports, and the company said its Windows Phone 7 software is making headway in the booming smartphone market.
Android has just rocketed past a major milestone: 100,000 applications available in the Android Marketplace.
The announcement was made with just a tweet from the Android Dev Twitter account. “One hundred thousand apps in Android Market,” was all the tweet needed to say to spread the news. The search giant recently expanded the Android Marketplace to 20+ countries in an effort to kick its developer ecosystem in high gear.
Google’s open-source mobile OS has been on a tear, but its rapid growth has come at the cost of OS fragmentation across hundreds of devices. And while Android may be flooding the market at breakneck speed, Apple’s iOS App Store is the dominant mobile store by leaps and bounds. There are more than 280,000 iOS apps available, nearly triple the offerings on Android.
A security flaw has been detected in the popular Apple iPhone that allows anyone to gain access to its phone function without the need to enter a passcode.
The flaw, which this website has attempted successfully but is not able to describe due to legal reasons, involves a user pressing a couple of on-screen buttons and then a physical button, allowing them to bypass the passcode required to gain access.
Motorola, just days after being targeted in a patent suit by Microsoft, has filed complaints against Apple alleging that the iPhone, iPad and other products infringe its patents.
The Motorola complaints allege that Apple’s iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and certain Macintosh computers infringe 18 patents “which relate to early-stage innovations developed by Motorola in key technology areas”.