Operating Systems News

From mobile and desktop, through to server and virtualisation, this is our ongoing news and analysis coverage of the business of operating systems.

Platform Industry: iPhone unboxed at home

Apple limits online iPhone purchases to two per person

Apple Inc is limiting customer purchases of iPhones over its online stores in many countries including the US and China to a maximum of two handsets per person, checks on its websi...

Platform News: Amazon packages ready for delivery

Amazon asks shoppers to cooperate with US probe of coronavirus price-gouging

Amazon.com Inc has started asking customers to cooperate with a Department of Justice criminal investigation of third-party sellers on its e-commerce marketplace, according to an e...

Platform News: Apple logo

French antitrust regulator fines Apple $1.2 billion

France’s competition watchdog on Monday fined iPhone maker Apple approximately $1.23 billion, saying it was guilty of anti-competitive behaviour towards its distribution and ...

Platform Industry: Microsoft operating system users

Microsoft asks staff in Seattle and Silicon Valley to work from home

Microsoft Corp has joined the growing number of US companies asking employees to work from home in order to limit exposure to the spreading coronavirus outbreak, as it responded to...

Platform News: Apple logo on a retail store window

Coronavirus: Apple pulls out of South by Southwest festival

A spokesman for Apple Inc has announced that the Cupertino, California-based business is pulling out of this month’s South by Southwest music and tech festival amid the coron...

Nokia

Timeline of Nokia

As we reported earlier, Pekka Lundmark will take over as the Nokia CEO in September to lead the former handset giant in its battle for the fast-growing 5G networks business. 

Platform Industry: iPhone unboxed at home

Apple to pay up to $500 million to settle lawsuit in US over slow iPhones

Apple Inc has agreed to pay up to $500 million to settle litigation accusing it of quietly slowing down older iPhones as it launched new models, to induce owners to buy replacement...

Platform News: Huawei Technologies

Telefonica to drastically reduce Huawei kit for its 5G network

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s Telefonica plans to drastically reduce the amount of equipment it buys from Chinese tech giant Huawei for the core of its next-generation mob...

Platform News: Facebook on a smartphone

US senators threaten Facebook and Apple with encryption regulation

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – US senators grilled Apple Inc and Facebook Inc executives over their encryption practices on Tuesday and threatened to regulate the technology unles...

European Parliament

EU regulators to review rules defining companies’ market power

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU regulators will review two-decade old rules that determine if companies have the market power to throttle rivals or control prices to take into accoun...

Huawei shop

Huawei to roll out itds Harmony OS to more products next year

Huawei Technologies, the Shenzhen, China-based tech titan plans to equip more of its products with its Harmony operating system next year, and will promote them at home and abroad....

Platform News: Apple logo

Apple, Intel file antitrust case vs SoftBank-owned firm over patent practices

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc and Intel Corp on Wednesday filed an antitrust lawsuit against Fortress Investment Group, alleging the SoftBank Group Corp unit stockpiled...

MSFT

Microsoft granted licence to export ‘mass-market’ software to Huawei

Reuters – Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it had been granted a licence from the U.S. government to export software to Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.

Platform News: Apple logo

Apple, Intel file antitrust case against SoftBank-owned firm over patent practices

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc and Intel Corp on Wednesday filed an antitrust lawsuit against Fortress Investment Group, alleging the SoftBank Group Corp unit stockpiled...