Google, it seems, is slowly moving towards turning Android into a desktop operating system. What makes us say that? It has come to light through sources that Jelly Bean has been loaded with code that actually suffices one of the most basic requirements of a desktop operating systems – support for multiple user accounts. The discovery has been made within the code of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean AOSP. The tipsters have stumbled upon not just a few lines of code but a lot of code across Jelly Bean that signals towards the above conclusion.
Twitter and Facebook are apparently not ready to believe that the accounts on their sites belong to Kim Dotcom and that he is the real deal and that the rest are just imposters trying to gain followers and likes by illegally using his name. The Megaupload founder has done all he could viz. sending in his official documents, IDs to get his account verified but, he is still getting a big NO from Twitter for his verification. Kim Dotcom has asked Twitter to get another account by the same name banned and to verify his ID as the real one based on the documents that he has sent out.
Richard Stallman, the founder of GNU and Free Software Foundation (FSF), has issued a statement putting forward pros and cons of a Steam for Linux as was proposed by Valve recently. Citing closed nature of Windows platform, Gabe Newell of Valve had announced plans of Steam for Linux with the company having already ported Steam’s source game engine and the popular title Left 4 Dead 2 on the newly built platform. Historically, Linux has never been a prime platform for commercial game developers for want of larger audience and presence of high fragmentation due to a variety of Linux flavors. But, Valve’s move may just act as the initial spark that might just the gaming wildfire on Linux.
In the ongoing battle between Samsung and Apple, the Korean consumer electronics giant has inadvertently leaked two Windows Phone 8 devices dubbed ‘Odyssey’ & ‘Marco’. Samsung submitted the documents showing these Windows Phone 8 handsets and from the specifications shown in the document both are powered by none other than Qualcomm MSM8960 chipset, a dual-core 1.5GHz system-on-chip, which the Windows 8 maker had been using for testing the latest Windows Phone OS