Today’s morning news is mostly on operating systems. Microsoft has some interesting news, while Apple is ready to let users test Yosemite. There is also a new phone for Verizon, if you are in need of one.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is promising a different future for the Windows platform. He is planning to merge all main Windows operating systems into a single platform. This unifies OS would work with screens of all ranges.
“In the past we had multiple teams working on different versions of Windows. Now we have one team with a common architecture. This allows us to scale, create Universal Windows Apps.”
Opinion: Developers will be the first to really enjoy the benefits of a unified OS, but so will consumers. This means all devices will work similarly and apps will get to you faster.
Apple is truly making some changes, as today marks a new stage in their company’s history. The manufacturer is allowing the general public to test Mac OS X Yosemite in beta, something never seen before.
Mac OS X Mavericks users can now sign up to be added to the wait list. Be quick, though, as only a million users will be allowed in, starting Thursday. Those who don’t make it in will have to wait until the fall, when the new OS version will be released.
Opinion: I have signed up and can’t wait to see what Yosemite is all about. let’s hope bugs are not too abundant!
Now, if you are looking for an affordable smartphone on Verizon’s network, today’s new device may be just what you need. Those who like the HTC One M8 will have to take a look at the brand new HTC One Remix.
It’s pretty much an HTC One Mini 2, with a 4.5-inch 720p display, a Snapdragon 400 processor, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage and 13MP/5MP cameras. It’s not a bad device for $99.99 on a 2-year contract. It will be released on July 24th, so get your wallets ready.
Opinion: HTC’s build quality makes these devices worth every penny and more. I would seriously consider the HTC One Remix if I was looking for a good mid-end smartphone.