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IT admins now have more control over how workers use Chrome OS devices, covering areas like Web browsing, cookie acceptance and plug-in management.
Users on any PC platform can now control presentations from an Android phone.
'The screen really is that nice,' says the father of Linux.
Canonical's new device-agnostic plan calls for a different display server, it says.
BlackBerry has started rolling out the first software update for its flagship Z10 smartphone.
This year's MWC may have been lacking in high-end smartphone launches. But the "W" stands for "world," and lower-cost models shown this week are needed to open up the mobile-phone market to more people globally.
The convergence of devices and software platforms is being driven by the shift towards cloud computing, which will ultimately become the engine room of all modern applications, according to Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth.
Now included in the second and final release candidate of this popular Linux OS is 'Secure Boot' support.
'Instead of pleasing Microsoft, try to see how we can add real security,” the Linux creator urged.
ARM creates the intellectual property used in the designs used to run more than 95% of the smartphones in the world, but the company had only a small booth at the edge of Hall 6 at Mobile World Congress this week.
Today's phones pack so much power and so many sensors into such a small space -- and at a relatively low cost -- that they are increasingly being used for inventive purposes.
The emergence of the Firefox OS is just one more reason that Microsoft and BlackBerry will need to sharpen their marketing savvy to sell more smartphones in 2013.
Those at Mobile World Congress, meanwhile, can stop by Canonical's booth to get the software flashed on their device.
The latest Linux-powered mobile news isn't just about Firefox OS, Ubuntu, and Android.
The operating system that just won't die rises from the grave once again, with news that LG has purchased WebOS from HP.