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|Written in||C, C++, Assembly|
|Working state||Publicly released|
|Source model||Closed / shared source|
|Initial release||November 20, 1985 Windows 1.0, as|
|Latest release||1607 (10.0.14393.729) (January 30, 2017 ) [±]|
|Latest preview||1704 (10.0.15046.0) (February 28, 2017 ) [±]|
|Marketing target||Personal computing|
|Available in||137 languages|
|Package manager||Windows Installer (.msi), Windows Store (.appx)|
|Platforms||ARM, IA-32, Itanium, x86-64, DEC Alpha, MIPS, PowerPC|
|Default user interface||Windows shell|
Microsoft Windows (or simply Windows) is a metafamily of graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft. It consists of several families of operating systems, each of which cater to a certain sector of the computing industry with the OS typically associated with IBM PC compatible architecture. Active Windows families include Windows NT, Windows Embedded and Windows Phone; these may encompass subfamilies, e.g. Windows Embedded Compact (Windows CE) or Windows Server. Defunct Windows families include Windows 9x; Windows 10 Mobile is an active product, unrelated to the defunct family Windows Mobile.
Microsoft introduced an operating environment named Windows on November 20, 1985, as a graphical operating system shell for MS-DOS in response to the growing interest in graphical user interfaces (GUIs). Microsoft Windows came to dominate the world’s personal computer (PC) market with over 90% market share, overtaking Mac OS, which had been introduced in 1984. Apple came to see Windows as an unfair encroachment on their innovation in GUI development as implemented on products such as the Lisa and Macintosh (eventually settled in court in Microsoft’s favor in 1993). On PCs, Windows is still the most popular operating system. However, in 2014, Microsoft admitted losing the majority of the overall operating system market to Android, because of the massive growth in sales of Android smartphones. In 2014, the number of Windows devices sold was less than 25% that of Android devices sold. This comparison however may not be fully relevant, as the two operating systems traditionally target different platforms.
As of September 2016, the most recent version of Windows for PCs, tablets, smartphones and embedded devices is Windows 10. The most recent versions for server computers is Windows Server 2016. A specialized version of Windows runs.
Android 7.1 Nougat home screen
|Written in||Java (UI), C (core), C++|
|Source model||Open source and in most devices with proprietary components|
|Initial release||September 23, 2008|
|Latest release||7.1.1 “Nougat” / December 5, 2016|
|Latest preview||7.1.2 “Nougat” / January 30, 2017|
|Marketing target||Smartphones, tablet computers, Android TV, Android Auto and Android Wear|
|Available in||100+ languages|
|Package manager||APK (Primarily throughGoogle Play) and installing apks from alternative sources such as F-Droid|
|Platforms||32- and 64-bit ARM, x86, x86-64, MIPS and MIPS64|
|Kernel type||Monolithic (modified Linux kernel)|
|Userland||Bionic libc, mksh shell, Toybox as core utilities beginning with Android 6.0,previously native core utilities with a few from NetBSD|
|Default user interface||Graphical (multi-touch)|
|License||Apache License 2.0
GNU GPL v2 for the Linux kernel modifications
Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google, based on the Linux kernel and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Android’s user interface is mainly based on direct manipulation, using touch gestures that loosely correspond to real-world actions, such as swiping, tapping and pinching, to manipulate on-screen objects, along with a virtual keyboard for text input. In addition to touchscreen devices, Google has further developed Android TV for televisions, Android Auto for cars, and Android Wear for wrist watches, each with a specialized user interface. Variants of Android are also used on notebooks, game consoles, digital cameras, and other electronics.
Initially developed by Android Inc., which Google bought in 2005, Android was unveiled in 2007 along with the founding of the Open Handset Alliance – a consortium of hardware, software, and telecommunication companies devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices. As of February 2017, the Google Play store has over 2.7 million Android applications (“apps”) published, including many “business-class” apps that rival competing mobile platforms, and as of May 2016, apps have been downloaded more than 65 billion times. In September 2015, Android had 1.4 billion monthly active users, and it has the largest installed base of any operating system.
Android’s source code is released by Google under an open source license, although most Android devices ultimately ship with a combination of free and open source and proprietary software, including proprietary software required for accessing Google services. Android is popular with technology companies that require a ready-made, low-cost and customizable operating system for high-tech devices. Its open nature has encouraged a large community of developers and enthusiasts to use the open-source code as a foundation for community-driven projects, which deliver updates to older devices, add new features for advanced users or bring Android to devices originally shipped with other operating systems. The success of Android has made security an issue, in which the majority of Android devices do not receive security patches, and it has become a target for patent and copyright litigation as part of the so-called “smartphone wars” between technology companies.
All about ear
An unexpected and unprecedented move, Lenovo has made a return to South Africa with the launch of its brand new Moto Z. The breakthrough smartphone packs a slim body in black or lunar grey and comes ready – in a snap – to transform itself into whatever the user requires, whenever.
As currently the world’s thinnest premium smartphone, the Moto Z from Lenovo is made from military aircraft-grade aluminium and stainless steel. At just 5.2mm with an ultra-light 5.5” Quad HD AMOLED display, the Moto Z is highly durable. For those of us who enjoy photography, the Moto Z uses a high-resolution 13MP camera with optical image stabilisation and laser autofocus. Don’t worry about space for all your selfies: The Moto Z has two options for onboard memory, 32 GB or 64 GB. If that’s not enough, you can extend memory capacity with a microSD card up to 2 TB.
But that’s not all. You can extend your phone’s capabilities with Moto Mods. Snap accessories for your phone that can turn a boring movie night in into a great experience. Don’t believe me… Check these out.
Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod (R4’299)
Probably the one Mod bloggers in South Africa would totally go gaga for (I know I did) – the Hasselblad True Zoom is the perfect photographic accessory. Capable of expanding your phone’s zoom x10 and with a Xenon flash, expect to capture the moment from pretty much any distance now. The mod also comes with two years free storage on Google Photos and Hasselblad’s Phocus software for added photo editing power on the go.
JBL SoundBoost Moto Mod (R1’699)
For the party DJs, the dancers, the movie lovers and perhaps the conference callers: The JBL SoundBoost Moto Mod is perfect for you. With its high quality stereo sound, you can instantly transform your phone from tame to conqueror – in a snap. The speaker offers immersive sound for music and movie lovers and for those who like to talk too much, your calls will be loud and clear to avoid any ‘broken-telephone’ experiences. And the bonus? The JBL SoundBoost comes with 10 hours of battery allowing you to listen for longer without using your phone’s battery.
Insta-Share Projector Moto Mod (R4’699)
Imagine being able to transform your tiny bachelor flat into a cinema. That’s exactly what you can do with the Insta-Share Project Moto Mod. With the ability to project up to 70” on any given flat surface, you can now take your favourite series from your screen to your wall and sit back and enjoy the experience. The mod comes with an extra hour of battery life before starting to use your phone’s battery.
As you can see, the Moto Z comes snapping plenty of surprises and extras to make your experience a whole lot better than before. And to prove that they have thought of pretty much everything – there is even a Incipio offGrid Power Pack Moto Mod (R1’199). The Power Pack is pretty much your (phone’s) life extended. In a matter of minutes experience full battery life – so you can keep going.
The Lenovo Moto Z is available at a recommended retail price of R12’999. It’s available from Dion Wired stores nationwide, Cellucity and Takealot.com.
Snapdragon is a suite of system on a chip (SoC) semiconductor products designed and marketed by Qualcomm for mobile devices. The Snapdragon central processing unit (CPU) uses the ARM , and a single SoC may include multiple , a (GPU), a wireless modem, and other software and hardware to support a smartphone’s (GPS), camera, gesture recognition and video. Snapdragon semiconductors are embedded in devices of various systems, including Google Android mobile and Windows Phone devices.
They are also used for netbooks, in cars, wearable devices and other devices.
The first Snapdragon product to be made available to consumer device manufacturers was the QSD8250, which was released in November 2007. It included the first 1 GHz processor for mobile phones. Qualcomm introduced its “Krait” in the second generation of Snapdragon in 2011, allowing each processor core to adjust its speed based on the device’s needs. At the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show, Qualcomm introduced the first of the Snapdragon 800 series and renamed prior models as the 200, 400 and 600 series. Several new iterations have been introduced since, such as the Snapdragon 805, 810, 615 and 410. Qualcomm re-branded its modem products under the Snapdragon name in December 2014.
Qualcomm announced it was developing the central processing unit (CPU) in November 2005. The Snapdragon system on chip (SoC) was announced in November 2006 and included the Scorpion processor, as well as other semiconductors.This also included Qualcomm’s first custom (DSP).
According to a Qualcomm spokesperson, it was named Snapdragon, because “Snap and Dragon sounded fast and fierce.” The following month, Qualcomm acquired Airgo Networks for an undisclosed amount; it said Airgo’s 802.11a/b/g and 802.11n Wi-Fi technology would be integrated with the Snapdragon product suite.Early versions of Scorpion had a processor core design similar to the Cortex-A8
The first Snapdragon shipments were of the QSD8250 in November 2007.According to CNET, Snapdragon’s claim to fame was having the first 1 GHz mobile phone processor. Most smartphones at the time were using 500 MHz processors. The first generation of Snapdragon products supported a 720p resolution, 3D graphics and a 12-megapixel camera.By November 2008, 15 device manufacturers decided to embed Snapdragon semiconductors in their consumer electronics products.
In November 2008, Qualcomm announced it would also compete against Intel in the netbook processor market with dual-core Snapdragon system-on-chips planned for late 2009. It demonstrated a Snapdragon processor that consumed less power than Intel chips announced around the same time and claimed it would also cost less when released. That same month, Qualcomm introduced a Snapdragon-based protoytpe netbook called Kayak that used 1.5 GHz processors and was intended for developing markets.
In May 2009, Java SE was ported and optimized for Snapdragon.At the November 2009 Computex Taipei show, Qualcomm announced the QSD8650A addition to the Snapdragon product suite, which was based on 45 nanometer manufacturing processes. It featured a 1.2 GHz processor and had lower power consumption than prior models.