Moblin’s future seems to be brighter than most people anticipated. First we got a confirmation that Moblin 2.1 may be running in mobiles of tomorrow and now Dell unveils that Inspiron Mini 10 will be running it too. Do not underestimate Moblin. Although it is not here to compete with Ubuntu, the OS by itself is a super-stable and robust Linux distro. It has been reported that Dell is initially aiming this model at developers.
The product you see above is a dual LCD, multi-touch tablet with a supposedly advanced UI and is from Microsoft. As you can see it is actually from Microsoft Research and is in its prototype stage. Called the Courier, the device has a new UI called the InkSeine. The dual screens consists of two 7 inch multi-touch screens that kind of has a form factor similar to a book.
After Google Android looks like it’s Intel’s turn to take matter into own hands. Now that everyone realizes that your mobile is your next office, Intel finally joins the movement. Moblin version 2.1, a hybrid of Mobile+Linux although originally was targeted for low powered MIDs and netbooks, is all set to take over the mobile phone market. With uber-powerful networking and multi-tasking capability, you can literally expect to have laptop features right in your cellphone.
Commodore 64 does not need any explanation. One of the most popular home computer ever, it was best know for its video game titles. There are still a huge audience who would love to have those games back. Well…Apple understands. The first official Commodore 64 Emulator is now available for your iPhone.
For those hardcore Microsoft fans, Windows Mobile will have a new release scheduled in October. The upcoming version is 6.5 and has been promised to make life simpler. Microsoft claims, “On 6 Oct, you’ll see new Windows phones designed for a variety of tastes, needs and price points – with or without keyboards, with or without touch screens, as well as your choice of GPS, accelerometer and high resolution camera.”
Google Chrome browser receives yet another promotion. After recently reported deals between Sony and Google, the Japanese electronics giant is making Chrome the default browser in all its VAIO laptops. This is probably one of the biggest achievements for Chrome which is yet to establish itself as a competitor for Firefox or IE. Whether you still would like to install Firefox the moment you start working on your next VAIO is a different issue though.
Few more screenshots of the upcoming PC operating system from Google shows up again. A lot of people are betting on Chrome OS which is actually targeted to netbooks. TechCrunch reports the following screenshots. One thing is noticeably different from other desktop OS is the size of the application icons…may be because the OS will support touch functionality or may be just because its a netbook thing.