Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has finally come out and publicly said what we have been reporting for the last couple of months. Things are changing from the Ballmer way. What that exactly means is yet to be determined though as Nadella is also a proponent of Microsoft’s cloud computing initiative: “We live in a mobile-first and cloud-first world”. In a memo to all Microsoft employees that is posted on Microsoft’s web site Nadella states that he wants Microsoft to “rediscover our soul – our unique core”.
According to a document which was obtained and published by the team from Myce.com , one can glimpse the expected release date of Windows 9. This is a leak of an internal Microsoft document setting out the plans of the company for the future, and among them is the info that Windows 9 will arrive on the market during the second or third quarter of next year, at least the Preview version. We have also learned that the product is currently in alpha stage of development.
On the webstie Windows Phone Central appeared the video for which is believed to show the latest update for Microsoft's mobile OS Windows Phone 8.1. If you believe in what you see in the material, the new WP will get the start screen with the corresponding background images, which will have additional customization options the user wishes.
Last week several internet news sites reported that Huawei is preparing a dual-OS smartphone that will come with Windows Phone and Android operating system. The first such device should appear in the U.S. market during the second quarter of this year.
Memo that Google has sent to the largest manufacturers of mobile phones, in which they announce the adoption of a new policy regarding the use of the operating system Android has leaked to the internet. Apparently Google wants to limit the number of devices on the market that come with some of the old version of Android, so they decided to force manufacturers to release all the devices that are currently being developed with pre-installed with version 4.4 KitKat.
In March of this year during the CanSecWest security conference, fourth consecutive Pwnium competition organized by Google will take place. The aim of the competition is to find vulnerabilities in the Chrome OS, and gather and reward hackers who found mistakes that will not be used in criminal purposes, but their knowledge will help Google to build a more secure operating system. Terms of winning cash prizes are pretty strict, which means that to win the award, founder's failure must be original, which means it must not be previously known or partially published or used in other competitions.
Cisco has released the latest report in which they presented the results of research on malware on mobile platforms.
LG has announced Chromebox, and it is an all-in-one computer based on Chrome OS. Chromebox is intended for the execution of "lightweight" applications within the browser, and accordingly is appropriately equipped.
In 2003 Microsoft started work on a new kernel for their operating systems that was smaller, more efficient and working in ways that no other OS had before Microsoft called this Singularity. It represented a completely different approach to software and operating system design. In 2008 Microsoft released the last version of Singularity was released to the public from Microsoft and the project was “officially” ended in 2010. For many we thought this was the end of the project and the end of a shift in thought from Microsoft.