Open Source

5 things Huawei HarmonyOS needs to do to beat Android

Last week Huawei finally unveiled its alternative to Android, introducing the new HarmonyOS operating system to the world. The open source software was triumphantly unveiled at the Huawei

Purism Librem 5 open source Linux phone latest news, official specs, release date, price and where to buy

Purism released the final specification of Librem 5 on its website and said it would go on sale in the third quarter of 2019. Librem

Huawei P30 and P30 Pro: How will the Google block affect these phones?

With a newly-imposed block upon Huawei at the request of the US government, a question mark looms over the future of the Chinese company’s products and

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro might be a very different phone after the Google ban

Huawei hasn’t officially announced the Huawei Mate 30 or Mate 30 Pro yet, but after the news surrounding the Google block these might end up

Google suspends Android support for Huawei

Huawei was last night dealt a major blow in its hopes of one day leapfrogging Apple and Samsung to become the world’s number one smartphone

How to Get the New Microsoft Edge on Mac

Microsoft’s latest version of the Edge web browser — which is based on the open source Chromium engine, which also underpins Google Chrome — isn’t just coming

Pixel 4 gets Google mention: Here we go again

The Pixel 3 isn’t even six months old yet, but already the Pixel 4 leaks are starting to surface. This time, it’s Google itself drawing

Daiwa 43-inch 4K TV Review

The Daiwa 43-inch TV is priced at Rs 26490 and boasts of a 4K resolution with HDR 10 support. It comes with a remote control

Surface Go with Linux Review: almost the perfect open source notepad

You have probably had your fill of Surface Go reviews that seem to split the tech world in two. You’ve also most likely seen the

AsteroidOS review : We get to know the smartwatch OS alternative to Google’s Wear OS

While AsteroidOS doesn’t have the same sophistication and app support as Wear OS, there’s a lot to like in this open source effort, and it’s

Samsung Gear S4 with Wear OS: Tizen is dead

Although they have never really disappeared, traditional smartphone manufacturers have more or less backed out of the smartwatch market. It has become the territory of

Android in 2017: the highs and the lows

Another 365 (and one-fourth) days have passed. Naysayers have again been proven wrong. Android is still going strong and the open source operating system is

Living with Asteroid OS – The open source Android Wear alternative

Asteroid OS is an open source, Linux-based smartwatch OS developed primarily by a French student and hoping to take on the might of Android Wear

Hands on: Jide Remix Mini review

The history of alternative operating systems is littered with dead bodies from big and small companies – from the mighty IBM and the mightier Intel

Hands on: Onda OBook 10 SE review

OUR EARLY VERDICT Remix OS is a refreshing operating system but the impending merger between Chrome OS and Android may well make it less attractive,

Henry Audio USB DAC 128 MkII review

If you’ve ever thought to your self “DACs are all good and that, but what I really want is one I can open up and

The Intel Xeon E5 v4 Review: Testing Broadwell-EP With Demanding Server Workloads

We have been spoiled. Since the introduction of the Xeon “Nehalem” 5500 (Xeon 5500, March 2009), Intel has been increasing the core counts of their

Razer announces OSVR’s first batch of SteamVR games

This week is a big week for “unreal” reality. Microsoft has just started the pre-orders of its prohibitively expensive augmented reality HoloLens development edition headgear.

Raspberry Pi 3 gets 64-bit CPU, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

While personal computers have mostly migrated to 64-bit CPUs more than a decade ago, mobile devices and embedded computers have only started their journey a

Definitive Technology W Studio Micro 3.1 review

Highs Warm and detailed midrange Clear, present dialog and upper register Rich musical bass Play-Fi multiroom technology Lows Upper mids can sound a bit pinched

AsteroidOS can run on some Android Wear smartwatches

There are several smartwatch operating systems out there today. A number of the wearables available right now run Android Wear. A new watch OS has

Nintendo 3DS runs Windows 95, for real

Compared to running the very same OS on a smartwatch, seeing Windows 95 booting up on a New Nintendo 3DS might look tame in comparison.

LG will show off new webOS 3.0 for smart TVs at CES 2016

webOS started out life as an open source descendant of the now defunct Palm OS, initially geared to become a mobile platform to stand tall

Meizu m1 metal review

1. Introduction Meizu’s Blue Charm lineup is leveling up with the latest Meizu m1 metal addition. It keeps the low-budget/high-performance profile but Meizu managed to

Blocks reveals updated design and glimpse at bespoke OS

Blocks, the modular smartwatch, is nearing the final stages of its Kickstarter run and getting ready to start making deliveries in May. This should be

Android Marshmallow demands devices show ALL battery info

Google’s collection of “Compatibility Definition” requirements for Android 6.0 Marshmallow includes a clause on battery transparency. What you’re going to find there – if you’re

Cyanogen CEO: Cortana will deeply integrate with Cyanogen OS

Cyanogen CEO Kirk McMaster is known for not mincing words when it comes to trying to overthrow Google’s iron hand over its own product. But

IBM makes ‘biggest code drop’ as Canonical and Suse tie-up brings better Linux to mainframes

IBM HAS ANNOUNCED what it describes as the single biggest donation of mainframe code to the open source community, despite reeling from even more financial

Librem 13 laptop focuses on privacy with PureOS

Purism found success with its Librem 15 laptop last year, a machine hawked at those concerned with privacy more so than a brand name or

Razer’s VR platform gets Android support and position tracking

Razer recently launched its Open Source VR intiative, complete with a virtual reality headset to get more developers into the VR game. The initial launch