Tizen is hoping to expand its use in televisions and wearable devices, with Samsung's Gear 2 and Gear Neo the first two notable examples.
Partners backing the browser-based mobile operating system include phone maker LG Electronics and 18 mobile network operators across the world. The first phones are due in the second quarter.
The smartphone maker and several carriers have started taking orders for the phone, initially promising a ship date of September 20. As with previous years, the online sales process has some hiccups.
Some current and former U.S. intelligence officials say that the administration was not only aware of but OK'd the snooping, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The Alliance for Affordable Internet aims to cut Net costs from 30 percent of monthly income to 5 percent. Other members include US and UK government agencies, Facebook, and Microsoft.
HP, Samsung, Xerox, and Canon banded together to create the Mopria standards for making it easy to print from mobile devices. Up next: an "explosion" of new printing uses.
CTO Kevin Lynch leaving Adobe for Apple is just the latest example of how these companies remained tightly linked despite all their disagreements.
Expect partners for Mozilla's Boot to Gecko, a mobile OS for Web apps, to emerge at Mobile World Congress. B2G has big challenges, but there are no easy ways into the mobile market.
The proposed CU-RTC-Web standard was late to the game, but Microsoft thinks it'll be faster to adopt it than to fix the prevailing WebRTC that Mozilla and Google favor. Mozilla completely disagrees.
Intel says PC makers are being cautious about building Windows 8 machines, which means this holiday season may not be so merry for Microsoft.