Android Jelly Bean overshadows Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)

The latest statistics breaking down Mountain View's Android market share are in, and yes, Jelly Bean (4.1, 4.2 has finally managed to surpass Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) in the percentage of installs on Android devices accessing Google's  Play store.

Report: Facebook prepping Android-powered smartphone OS

Rumors have been circulating for quite some time now about an indigenously branded Facebook smartphone powered by Android and ready to take on Apple's wildly popular iOS.

Android 4.0 (ICS) + outpaces Gingerbread share

Mountain View keeps track of its Google Android distribution (version) numbers and has done so for quite some time.

Ubuntu-powered smartphones to ship in October

We last discussed the Canonical Ubuntu-powered smartphone a few weeks ago when it was confirmed the devices would use all four corners of the screen to provide a more immersive experience.

40% of all Android devices run 4.0 or higher

There are a massive number of Android devices - including smartphones and tablets - on the mobile market today.

81 billion apps distributed by mobile storefronts

Mobile applications storefronts have collectively distributed a cumulative total of 81 billion smartphone and tablet apps as of September 2012.

Analyst slams "disappointing" Windows 8 UI

Nielsen says he's not a Microsoft hater, yet rips into "disappointing" Windows 8 user interface (UI).

RIM's BlackBerry 10 launches on January 30

RIM is betting the farm on its upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS, which the smartphone maker recently showcased at its Jam conference in California.

RISC OS hits Raspberry Pi

If you're a modder or dev who likes to play around with the Raspberry Pi, well, you may be glad to hear that there is yet another OS available for the little device.

Survey shows little consumer interest in Windows 8

Survey claims consumer demand for Microsoft's flagship Windows 8 operating system is less-than-stellar.

OpenELEC is a DIY Linux HTPC

If you're in the market to build a home theater PC, you might want to check out the first stable release of the Linux distribution OpenELEC version 2.0.

Microsoft announces official Windows 8 Pro upgrade pricing

Microsoft has announced that, as of today, reservations are open for retail packaged DVD upgrades to Windows 8 Pro, costing $69.99 from select retailers in the United States.

Concerns linger over Surface as Windows 8 goes RTM

The final Windows 8 preview build went live in June, signaling the latest iteration of Microsoft's flagship operating system was almost ready for the masses.

Raspberry Pi hits the afterburners with Raspbian OS

The bare-bones Raspberry Pi main-board has been in short supply since launch day due to overwhelming demand for the uber-mini $35 Android computer.

This Linux distro emulates the Commodore 64 OS

One of my all time favorite pieces of geek tech is the Commodore 64.

Chrome OS gets updated with Aura UI

Some techies are adamant about running Windows as their operating system of choice and would probably never even seriously considering loading another one.

Re-programmable cells to create new life forms

An international team of scientists has embarked on an ambitious research project to develop an in vivo biological cell that can be reprogrammed like a computer operating system.

Analyst: Facebook needs its own OS

An industry analyst says he believes Facebook will eventually find itself coding an indigenous operating system to optimize support for mobile versions of the popular site.

Is Facebook developing its own phone?

Facebook is denying rumors that it is planning to build its own phone - but nobody much believes it.

ARM gives next-gen chips a memory boost

ARM recently confirmed that its next-gen processor cores will be capable of addressing up to 1TB of physical memory.