Tag Archive: Open source


Just as we were getting ready to get it on March 15, we got even better news. Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II will be receiving an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on March 10 – less than 48 hours from now.

The globally available I9100 will be the only version, which will receive the update at the moment. The TouchWiz-ed firmware will be available both on Kies and OTA.

As you can see in the screenshot above, Face Unlock, Android Beam, and mobile data usage are among the major improvements which will come with the update. In a rather interesting fashion, flash support and Bluetooth 3.0 HS will not be supported due to an “ICS OS feature.”

Samsung also warn against updating your device while running a customized or unofficial firmware on it. Apparently, unexpected problems might arise during installation.

It is needless to tell you that we will be checking regularly our office I9100 for the update. In case you upgrade your own handset, feel free to drop us a line with your impressions in the comments section.

Thanks to everyone, who sent this in!

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HP Readies Open-Source WebOS Release

By Nancy GohringComputerworld    Feb 13, 2012 9:08 pm

 

Hewlett-Packard announced plans to release the code behind webOS this September under the Apache License 2.0.

The license allows developers to mix open-source code with their own inventions and sell products using the code.

The webOS operating system was developed by Palm for phones and tablets.HP acquired Palm in 2010 and late last year announced it will no longer manufacture devices that use the software. Instead, HPsaid, it will release webOS to the open-source community.

HP laid out a timeline for releasing components of the software, starting with Enyo 2.0 and its source code. With Enyo, developers can create applications that work across different types of webOS-based devices. Enyo 2.0, released in late January as open-source software, adds support for other mobile operating systems. Now, developers can more easily write applications that work acrosswebOS , iOS and Android devices.

The full open webOS beta will be published in August, with Version 1.0 coming out in September.

In comparison, Symbian took a year and eight months to release its code, before it withered away battling new operating systems from Apple and Google.