Apple Releases Open-Source Kernels for iOS, MacOS
Apple has made available mobile-friendly versions of its iOS 11 and macOS 10.13 kernels through GitHub. The kernels are both compatible with ARM-based mobile chips, but are far from complete operating systems. The kernel is the core source code for iOS and macOS, and doesn't include the user interface or application framework, which means anyone interested in developing on the kernel would have to create most of the operating system on their own. Apple has typically made the macOS kernel available with each major build, though it hasn't offered the iOS kernel as often. The fact that both kernels compatible with ARM chips is a curiosity. Developers can download the core platform code from GitHub under fairly strict licensing terms.
Second Round of Betas for Apple's iOS, macOS Appear
Apple has released new beta versions of iOS and macOS. These betas are specifically for developers, rather than public beta testers.
Apple Debuts Another Round of Betas
Apple today released a handful of new beta versions of its core operating systems. These betas are specifically for developers, rather than public beta testers.
Apple Releases iOS 10.2 Beta 2
Apple has made iOS 10.2 Beta 2 available to both developers and public beta testers. Apple has not publicly listed the new features in iOS 10.2, but a handful are present in the test build of the operating system.
Google Building Non-Linux OS Called Fuchsia
Google is working on a new operating system called Fuchsia. The open-source platform is the first from Google that does not rely on Linux at its core.