Tag Archive | Mobile Computing

Firefox OS yes Firefox OS

Turns out the Mozilla massive have finally launched their own mobile operating system after announcing it getting on for two years ago.

Why?…

Surely there’s space for some more license-free phone software; particularly since Google own Motorola and thereby own Symbian (in theory Android’s nearest competitor); specially since carriers (e.g. Orange- sorry, EE; O2; etc) theoretically don’t have to pay anything to fill their phones with this latest stuff?! Read More…

BlackBerry Androids?!

It turns out, while releasing BBM to other platforms, BlackBerry are expanding the scope of required skills for software-development on their flagship range: http://developer.blackberry.com/android.

As long as your code is written for the Android SDK v2.3.3, and you use BB’s own encapsulation tool, your code should run directly on BB OS10!

 

Mobile Computing Gripes; ch. XXVII

In the latest installment of the saga of the rubbish handset:

I reinstalled an app’ (that without a media card I can’t fit at all) yet ended up with more space. How can this be?!

(RIM) BlackBerrys; and how to tame them

As I have written previously how and why some mobile phone designers should occasionally be shot, I come bearing good news!

BlackBerryCool.com have written the most concise OS version-agnostic step-by-step guide to making your BB less slee-py, as anyone who has in the last few years had to possess one for work will probably attest.

Simply: Read More…

Social Networking Gripes

And Why Phone Designers Should Occasionally Be Shot

Since my last Post, a couple more issues have turned up; including HTC‘s use of the local storage on my Wildfire S, Peep’s need to have (apparently) 40MB of that space free in order to run, and why the fuNk can’t I delete the News and Stocks app’s?!

It’s sad that the only reason my phone is full of rubbish is because the screen-lock turned off in my pocket and pulled a lot of stuff I never wanted from Facebook, but one can’t help feeling a little angry that just because my device doesn’t really have enough disk-space (I’m pretty sue it turned up half-full) I should be penalised for using features as I see fit. Even if I did do it by accident (cue: angry face)… Read More…