Operating Systems News
HP's Whitman To Partners: Don't Give Up Hope On PCs
6:01 PM EST Thu. May. 23, 2013
HP CEO Meg Whitman says the death of the PC has been greatly exaggerated.
Review: Samsung Galaxy S4 (Video)
10:06 AM EST Wed. May. 22, 2013
How does the new Samsung Galaxy S4 stack up against the Galaxy S3? The CRN Test Center takes a look in this in-depth review of Samsung's new flagship smartphone.
More Windows RT Device Price Cuts: Dell Drops XPS 10 Tablet Price
10:23 AM EST Thu. May. 16, 2013
Dell gave its XPS 10 Windows RT tablet another price cut this week, following price reductions for other Windows RT devices last month.
Head-To-Head: HTC One Vs. Samsung Galaxy S4
4:00 PM EST Wed. May. 15, 2013
Samsung and HTC are battling for Android smartphone dominance. How do their new flagship phones stack up against one another?
HP Revs Up Tablet-Notebook Lineup: Windows 8, Android Hybrids On The Way
12:05 PM EST Wed. May. 15, 2013
Slated to be available this summer, the HP Split x2 for Windows 8 and the HP SlateBook x2 for Android follow HP's first major hybrid product, the Envy X2, a Windows 8 tablet-notebook.
Microsoft Windows Update Will Be 8.1, Free To Customers
2:46 PM EST Tue. May. 14, 2013
The Windows 8.1 update will be available from the Windows Start screen and through Microsoft's Windows app store.
Q1 Smartphone Numbers Are In: Is Android Unstoppable?
11:40 AM EST Tue. May. 14, 2013
Android is showing no signs of a slowdown in the smartphone OS market, according to Gartner, and Samsung is benefiting from that growth. So where's Apple?
The 25 Biggest Tech Companies On The Fortune 500
10:00 AM EST Tue. May. 14, 2013
Each year Fortune ranks the 500 largest U.S. corporations according to annual revenue. See how the leading companies in the IT industry made out this year.
Report: White-Box Tablet Market Thriving
4:09 PM EST Mon. May. 13, 2013
The white-box tablet market is booming, but the growth is coming mostly from outside North America. Can system builders get into the custom tablet game?
Microsoft: Windows 8 Touch Devices Gaining Momentum (Video)
12:20 PM EST Mon. May. 13, 2013
Microsoft's Jane Boulware explains why Windows 8-based devices like Surface are starting to gain traction in the enterprise market.
Channel Beat: More HP-Autonomy Drama (Video)
2:50 PM EST Fri. May. 10, 2013
This week's recap also looks at Microsoft's latest numbers on Windows 8 sales as well as Bill Gates' comments on Apple's iPad.
Report: Amazon Developing Smartphone With 3-D Display
1:55 PM EST Fri. May. 10, 2013
The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon is developing two smartphones that could be available in the coming months.
D&H: Android Tablets Driving Big Gains, Windows 8 Pro Picking Up Steam
11:22 AM EST Fri. May. 10, 2013
D&H doesn't sell Apple iPads but says its tablet sales have tripled year over year, with Android-based devices accounting for majority of the gains.
Q1 Smartphone Market Share Winners And Losers
10:00 AM EST Thu. May. 09, 2013
Is Apple still the king of the U.S. smartphone market? Or is Google's Android overtaking the iPhone? Here are the winners and losers in the U.S. smartphone market, according to ComScore's first-quarter numbers.
CIO Road Test: Microsoft Surface Pro Beats Apple iPad
9:00 AM EST Thu. May. 09, 2013
Why would anyone go from an iPad to Surface Pro? Find out not only the reason behind one CIO's decision to switch but also why he says Microsoft is set to give Apple a run for its money in the enterprise market.
Bill Gates Trashes Apple iPad, Lauds Microsoft Surface Tablet
4:26 PM EST Tue. May. 07, 2013
Microsoft's Bill Gates said a lot of Apple users are frustrated by the iPad's lack of functionality and productivity applications.
Windows 8 Sells 100 Million Licenses, But Challenges Persist For VARs
3:09 PM EST Tue. May. 07, 2013
Microsoft has added incentives to sell Windows 8, which combined with the stat that more than 30 percent of desktops still run Windows XP, should provide opportunity for VARs, Microsoft said.
Intel, Lenovo Make Windows 8 Training Push (Video)
11:40 AM EST Tue. May. 07, 2013
Intel and Lenovo each used their recent partner events to urge partners to take part in Windows 8 training this year in order to boost PC sales. How will solution providers respond?
10 Key Android Jelly Bean Traits For VARs
10:00 AM EST Mon. Apr. 29, 2013
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean delivers thousands of new features, including beaming, multiple users and lock-screen widgets, and is the most powerful and versatile version yet.
Microsoft Wins Patent Ruling Vs. Google, Motorola Mobility
2:43 PM EST Fri. Apr. 26, 2013
On Thursday, U.S. District Judge James Robart ruled that Microsoft should pay Google's Motorola unit about $1.8 million, or several cents per unit as a reasonable and nondiscriminatory rate.
5 Companies That Came To Win This Week
10:10 AM EST Fri. Apr. 26, 2013
For the week ending April 26, CRN looks at five companies that brought their 'A' game and made moves to beat out competitors.
Microsoft Slashes Retail Store Prices Of Windows 8 Ultrabooks
5:12 PM EST Wed. Apr. 24, 2013
Microsoft has cut the prices of several Windows 8 Ultrabooks. Are Ultrabook prices too high, or is Windows 8 demand too low?
8 Signs That Amazon Is In Other Cloud Vendors' Heads
2:00 PM EST Wed. Apr. 24, 2013
Amazon Web Services has a multiyear head start on the competition, and everyone knows it. Some vendors are openly taking on Amazon, while others are pretending they're not. But really, they all are.
Apple Schedules WWDC 2013 For June 10, Is iOS 7 Attending?
10:23 AM EST Wed. Apr. 24, 2013
This year's Worldwide Developer Conference could be the official unveiling of iOS 7, as Apple first introduced the current iOS 6 mobile OS at last year's event.
Firefox OS Developer Phones Already Sold Out
7:12 PM EST Tue. Apr. 23, 2013
The new Firefox OS phones are currently only available to developers, but even they are going to have a hard time getting their hands on them.
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