By this time next year, a variety of phones should be available running mobile-ready Linux operating systems such as Tizen, Firefox OS and Jolla's MeeGo-based "Sailfish." New devices may arrive by then for Ubuntu and Open WebOS, as well.
Microsoft's VP for sales and marketing says that the company expects over 100,000 Windows 8 apps to be available in the Windows Store by the end of January, and 400 million people will be using Windows 8 by next July.
If you've managed to stretch your hands around a Galaxy Note II smartphone already, but were hoping to get a custom ROM on it, there's good news: Samsung has just released the source code. It's now been posted for the international GT-N7100 model, giving developers a peek at the 5.5-incher's inner workings.