Microsoft’s efforts to lure developers to its upcoming Windows Phone operating system are working, according to new data from Appcelerator. And developer support will be crucial if Redmond’s flagship mobile platform is to compete with iPhone and Android in the smartphone space.
Some Android customers are fuming after discovering that Google Buzz isn’t fully functional on their handsets. The news underscores the growing problem of the splintering of Google’s mobile OS — and it’s a problem that will only increase as Android expands its global footprint.
Symbian is targeting a wide variety of connected devices in the wake of its transition to an open-source mobile operating system. It’s a smart move for an aging OS that has consistently lost market share to Apple, RIM and Android.