firefox os

It's been almost three years since ZTE announced the first smartphone to run Mozilla's Firefox OS. The device was called the 'Open', an appropriate name given the open-source nature of the OS; Mozilla even slammed its iOS and Android rivals for not being open enough last year.

But now, Mozilla is closing the door on its smartphone efforts, announcing an end to development and sales of Firefox OS smartphones at its 'Mozlando' developer conference.

Galaxy A Series

Samsung launched the Galaxy A series of smartphones last year to tap the premium mid-range market, and now the company is ready with the second generation of devices for 2016.

The smartphones that have been announced by Samsung today, include the Galaxy A3, A5 and the A7, out of which the 2016 A5 had already showed up at Chinese regulatory authority TENAA earlier. All three smartphones, now feature the company's latest design language, as seen on the Galaxy S6 and the Note5, with a premium metal and glass finish.

panos

Microsoft’s first purpose-built Windows 10 flagship devices are beginning to arrive in markets worldwide, and despite being the first high-end Windows Phones to come from the firm in recent years, they may not be the 'ultimate' devices we've been waiting for. While the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL are remnants of its Nokia acquisition, Microsoft has supposedly been working on delivering its first mobile device to originate from Redmond.

mipad2

Last year MiPad - also Xiaomi's first tablet - was a rousing success, with over 50,000 units sold in the first four minutes of availability. That momentum, of course, continued over the year, especially in China, Xiaomi's home market. This year's follow up to the bestseller brings all the things buyers of the Mi Pad loved, along with a few new things.
 
The biggest of these changes is the fact that Xiaomi is selling its tablet in two offerings: while the specs are the same across both versions, you can now choose between the Android-forked MIUI and Windows 10 as the OS powering your device. With Microsoft and Xiaomi cozying up to one another on the mobile front in the past few months, it was only a matter of time before Windows made its way to Xiaomi's tablet. The fact that devices less than 9-inches get the OS for free doesn't harm matters either. Unfortunately, while Windows is an option, you will not be able to dual-boot it with Android on the same device.

jolla sailfish os 2.0

 

We have followed the journey of Jolla for the past couple of years, but it looks like the company might be in a little bit of trouble as it has have released an official press release that calls for layoffs and debt restructuring.