Canonical wants Ubuntu on tablets and smartphones

Canonical has confirmed plans to expand its Ubuntu Linux distribution to tablets, smartphones and other mobile interactive devices.

Why Intel left the TV market

Slow sales of Google TV units apparently prompted Intel to ditch the hyper-competitive TV system-on-chip (SoC) market and shift its focus to smartphones and tablets. 

ARM processors dominate tablet architecture

Shipments of tablet PCs powered by RISC-based ARM processors are expected to jump by an impressive 211% Y/Y in 2011 to 59.9 million units.

AMD wants Android on x86 APUs

Google's popular Android operating system is typically associated with RISC-powered ARM devices such as smartphones and tablets.

Tablets outpace netbooks in mobile race

Media tablet shipments surpassed netbooks this quarter, hitting 13.6 million units - compared to just 7.3 million netbooks.

How to run Android apps on Windows with BlueStacks

BlueStacks has rolled out the alpha version of its App Player for Windows. The software allows users to run their favorite Android apps on Windows-based PCs or tablets.

Tablets dominate ultra-mobile devices

An estimated 37 million ultra-mobile devices (UMDs) will ship in the United States during 2011 - with 75% of total shipments expected to be media tablets spearheaded by Apple's iPad 2.

Notebooks live on despite tablet onslaught

The lucrative notebook market has managed to stay afloat despite a tablet onslaught led primarily by Apple's wildly popular iPad.

Android Gingerbread to get x86'd

An x86-friendly version of Android Gingerbread will be available for Intel's Atom E series in 2012.

Dell gets serious about China with Baidu deal

Dell is signaling that it is serious about tapping the lucrative Chinese market by clinching a deal with Baidu to jointly develop tablet computers and mobile phones.

Samsung cites science fiction movies in Apple patent case

Stanley Kubrick invented the iPad, Samsung says, after trawling through science fiction movies to try and defend itself from Apple's copyright lawsuit.

Microsoft refuses to eulogize the PC

Microsoft is refusing to eulogize the stalwart PC despite the wild popularity of mobile devices like tablets and smartphones.

Microsoft wants a Windows 8 dialog

Microsoft has kicked off a Windows 8 dialog with developers and hardware manufacturers as it prepares to divulge additional OS details at the upcoming BUILD conference in September.

Intel gets serious about Ultrabooks

Intel has inaugurated a $300 million Ultrabook Fund in an effort to accelerate development of the recently announced form factor.

Internet-enabled devices to outpace PC shipments by 2013

Shipments of Internet-enabled devices are projected to hit 503.6 million units in 2013, up from 161 million in 2010. In comparison, PC shipments will hover around 253.3 million, up from 222.3 million.

ARM is on a mobile RISC roll

ARM has reported an 18% increase in Q2 revenue ($192 million total), as the UK-based company effectively doubled the number of licenses sold for smartphones and tablets during the first half of 2011.

Microsoft says no to WP7 tablets

A high-ranking Microsoft exec says Windows Phone 7 is a handset-specific operating system and was not designed to power tablets.

Samsung tapes out 20nm ARM chip

Samsung has taped-out a 20nm ARM test chip using High-k Metal Gate (HKMG) technology.

Cisco sees 15 billion connected devices by 2015

Global Internet traffic will reach a staggering 966 exabytes (one exabyte equals a quintillion bytes or 1,024 petabytes) by 2015, as the number of connected devices hits 15 billion.

Army preps smartphones for combat

The US military has long experimented with mobile devices for use in combat. Next week, the Army plans to conduct field trials with Apple's iPhone, Android handsets and various tablet computers.