MOBILE: Project ‘Fuchsia’ – Google Is Quietly Working on a Successor to Android. For more than two years, a small and stealthy group of engineers within Google has been working on software that they hope will eventually replace Android, the world’s dominant mobile operating system. As the team grows, it will have to overcome some fierce internal debate about how the software will work. The project, known as Fuchsia, was created from scratch to overcome the limitations of Android as more personal devices and other gadgets come online. It’s being designed to better accommodate voice interactions and frequent security updates and to look the same across a range of devices, from laptops to tiny internet-connected sensors. Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai has set his company in this direction — toward artificial intelligence services that reach consumers everywhere. Yet its prime operating systems, which depend on scores of hardware partners, haven’t kept up. Read more
COMPARISON: Chrome OS Vs Windows Laptops – Which Operating System Is Better For You? While there may once have been a time when you decided between either a Windows or Mac computer, these days there’s another option to consider — the Chromebook. Chromebooks have grown in popularity over the past five years or so as an excellent way to get many of the features you would expect in a laptop, in a lightweight and affordable box. Of course, because of the fact that Chrome OS — the operating system that runs on Chromebooks — are so lightweight, there are a few features that Chromebooks don’t offer, and that you will instead find on Windows laptops. That won’t matter for everyone — if you don’t need those features, then it doesn’t really matter if you don’t have them. Here’s a rundown of the major differences between Chromebooks and Windows laptops. Read more
MICROSOFT: Already Working on Next-Gen Operating System? A recent press release by Synaptics, named, Synaptics, AMD Collaborate on Enterprise-Grade Biometric PC Security for Next-Generation Microsoft Operating System, suggests that Microsoft is working on a next-generation operating system already. Read more
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: Agencies Get Access to New Mobile Phishing Protections. Technology from Lookout, which received funding from the Department of Homeland Security, can now help agencies guard against phishing attacks on mobile devices. Read more
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