Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Nokia Declares War Against Microsoft

Filed under
Sci/Tech

Nokia's introduction of its new ESeries smartphones was more than just another product announcement. It was an open declaration of war against Microsoft. Microsoft has never faced an opponent like Nokia, so this could get very interesting.

Nokia is the biggest supplier, worldwide, of both standard cell phones and of smartphones. Microsoft's has been working furiously for years to establish its Windows Mobile platform for smartphones and has finally been getting some traction of late.

Microsoft is famous, or perhaps infamous is the better word, for rolling over its competitors. But in the past, the competitors it has overrun have been small, hapless, clueless or all of the above. Nokia is whip-smart, enormous, rich and extremely aggressive and competitive.

Full Story.

More in Tux Machines

Mozilla involves the community in its “open-source” rebrand

Mozilla is bending the terms of the rebrand with a “branding without walls” open-source initiative. Read more

RPi 3 add-on loads up on sensors, wireless radios

Matrix Labs’s FPGA-driven “Matrix Creator” IoT daughter board for the Raspberry Pi 3 is loaded with sensors, 802.15.4 radios, and a mic array. The disc-shaped Matrix Creator add-on for the Raspberry Pi is based on AdMobilize’s successfully Kickstartered Matrix home automation and surveillance hub. AdMobilize spun off Matrix Labs, which has now built this cheaper, board-level version of the product. Read more

Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.12 Snaps Creator with New Parts Ecosystem, More

Today, June 29, 2016, Canonical has had the great pleasure of announcing the release of the highly anticipated Snapcraft 2.12 Snappy creator tool for the Ubuntu Linux operating system. Read more

AMDGPU-PRO Driver 16.30 Officially Released with Support for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Today, June 29, 2016, AMD released the final version of the AMDGPU-Pro 16.30 graphics driver for GNU/Linux operating systems, bringing support for new technologies like the Vulkan API. Read more