Dual OSes Headed to Smartphones Via Virtualization
A company called VMware is working on technology that would allow a smartphone to run two different operating systems concurrently. Such a device would not allow dual-boot (the ability to start one OS or the other), but to actually allow users to actively switch between one active OS or the other based on what applications they'd like to be using. Right now, VMware is targeting Windows Mobile, Android and mobile Linux as possible dual OS combinations. Part of the impetus behind the idea is to allow individuals have what is in effect a separate device for their work life and another for their home life — only there'd be only one piece of hardware fulfilling both needs.
TCL Teases Its Next BlackBerry Phone
TCL today offered a sneak peak of a new BlackBerry smartphone in a short video. TCL is the parent company behind Alcatel and recently struck an agreement to design and manufacture smartphone hardware for BlackBerry.
Review: Apple iPhone 7 Plus
The Apple iPhone 7 Plus offers a few tricks that the smaller iPhone 7 doesn't. I particularly like how the dual cameras work together and how the larger power cell pushes battery life past a single day.
Samsung Introduces the Z, Its First Tizen Phone
Samsung today announced the Samsung Z, the first smartphone to run its home-grown Tizen platform. The phone strongly resembles Samsung's Android smartphones and will launch in Russia during the third quarter of the year.
WhatsApp Ending Support for Blackberry and Symbian OSes
WhatsApp plans to cease supporting a handful of older mobile operating systems by the end of the year. WhatsApp will stop working on devices running Android 2.1 and 2.2; all BlackBerry OSes, including BlackBerry 10; Nokia's S40 and Symbian S60 platforms; and Windows Phone 7.1.
BlackBerry Weighing Move to Android
BlackBerry is considering whether or not to make a smartphone based on Google's Android platform rather than its own operating system, reports Reuters. Citing sources familiar with BlackBerry's plans, Reuters says the company is working on a slider handset that would have a touch screen and a slide-out physical keyboard for typing.
Sounds great in theory
I just don't see this working has a success, but more of a horror story.