Microsoft Built Its Own Linux

Microsoft actively worked to suppress Linux, a computer operating system whose underlying code is freely available to the world at large. It once threatened legal action against businesses that used the open source OS, insisting that Linux infringed on patents underpinning its flagship Windows operating system. And though the company has come to realize that…

Microsoft, Google make peace

Wednesday’s agreement is not the first among smartphone heavyweights to settle their patent disputes. In 2014, Samsung Electronics and Apple agreed to drop all litigation against one another outside the United States. “Google and Microsoft have agreed to collaborate on certain patent matters and anticipate working together in other areas in the future to benefit…

Android Version

The version history of the Android mobile operating system began with the release of the Android beta in November 2007. The first commercial version, Android 1.0, was released in September 2008. Android is under ongoing development by Google and the Open Handset Alliance (OHA), and has seen a number of updates to its base operating…