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Operating System, Others

Huawei: No plan for Harmony-powered smartphone, for now

August 22, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Huawei has said it has no plans to release a phone this year running on its Android-alternative operating system. The Chinese tech company has touted its Harmony or Hong Meng OS as its ‘plan B’ option should the US Department […]


Operating System, Others

Huawei’s new operating system is called HarmonyOS

August 9, 2019

Via: The Verge

Huawei has officially announced HarmonyOS, the operating system it was rumored to be developing to replace its reliance on Android. In China the software will be known as Hongmeng. The company says the operating system, a microkernel-based distributed OS, can […]


Operating System, Others

Huawei says Hongmeng OS isn’t designed as an Android replacement

July 19, 2019

Via: CNET

Huawei reportedly says it wants to keep using Google’s Android operating system (OS) in its phones instead of jumping to its self-developed system. Company senior vice president Catherine Chen told reporters in Brussels that the embattled Chinese phonemaker’s Hongmeng OS […]


Operating System, Others

Huawei CEO claims firm’s own mobile OS will be faster than iOS and Android

July 8, 2019

Via: Tech Radar

Huawei CEO, Ren Zhengfei, has said that the company’s home-grown mobile operating system (OS) will be faster than both iOS and Android… but it could struggle when it comes to apps. Zhengfei made the claim during an interview with French […]


Operating System, Others

Huawei develops own smartphone OS in case of Android ban

March 15, 2019

Via: Tech Radar

Huawei has built its own PC and mobile phone operating systems as a contingency plan should it be barred from using Android, the company has revealed. Heightened political tensions between the US and China, along with Huawei’s legal difficulties in […]


Operating System, Others

Chrome OS could be getting virtual desktops

February 14, 2019

Via: Tech Radar

A video has emerged that demonstrates virtual desktops being used on Chrome OS, which suggests that Google is looking to incorporate the feature into its operating system for Chromebooks. The feature, which will apparently be called ‘virtual desks’ was found […]


App Review, Applications, Operating System, Others

The best Linux apps for Chromebooks

January 18, 2019

Via: Computerworld

Being able to install Linux apps on Chrome OS opens up some fascinating new possibilities — particularly if you’re an advanced user. After all, while a Chromebook’s standard combo of web apps, Chrome apps, and Android apps is more than […]


Android, Operating System, Others

Google’s Fuchsia OS will likely support Android apps whenever it materializes

January 3, 2019

Via: Phone Arena

While Google has been (not so) secretly working on a project internally codenamed Fuchsia for at least a couple of years, its development appears to have ramped up recently, with a large team of over 100 engineers rumored to be […]


Android, Operating System, Others

More proof that Google is serious about replacing Android with something better

November 28, 2018

Via: Boy Genius

Yes, Android Q is already in the works at Google, but the company is also developing the operating system that’s supposed to replace Android at some point this year. Called Fuchsia, although that may not be its final name when […]


Operating System, Others

The Linux desktop: With great success comes great failure

November 13, 2018

Via: Computerworld

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: <yyyy> will be the year of the Linux desktop. Even in Linux circles this is greeted with eye-rolling. Here’s the funny thing, though: Linux long ago won the hearts and minds of […]