My first Firefox OS device was the Geeksphone Revolution. Hardware wise it was a quite nice device, but the size just didn’t fit my hand and so I droped it a few times until the display was broken.
At that time - beginning of 2015 - I rather tended to go with anohther Firefox OS phone. Luckily the Alcatel One Touch Fire E got introduced at that time and I went with it (paying around € 120,-).
For Jolla Phone users part of their early access user group, the Sailfish OS 2.0 user interface is now available.
Sailfish OS 2.0 will bring simplifications to the mobile platform's user interface while still beautifying it and providing new functionality. Sailfish OS 2.0 will also be the first release to support smartphones and tablets, with the first Jolla Tablets finally shipping soon.
Chip blueprint scribbler ARM has released some of the source code for its first public beta of mbed, its operating system for the Internet of Things.
The Internet of Things is today's fancy word for embedded engineering, and ARM is all over that latter space: the tiny and relatively simple processor cores it designs are used in countless gadgets and gizmos, phones and tablets, controllers and sensors, smartcards, and so on.
Today we are pleased to announce a new CoreOS open source project called dex: a standards-based identity provider and authentication solution.
Just about every project requires some sort of authentication and user-management. Applications need a way for users to log-in securely from a variety of platforms such as web, mobile, CLI tools and automated systems. Developers typically use a platform-dependent solution or, just as often, find existing solutions don't quite address their needs and so they resort to writing their own solution from scratch.