cgriffin21 writes: Symbian will still be the top mobile operating system by 2014, but it's once-dominant status will become much more precarious by then, according to Gartner. Symbian, the OS synonymous with Nokia phones, saw its marketshare shrink to 40.1 percent this year, compared to 46.9 percent last year. By 2014, it will hold 30.2 percent share, according to Gartner. Meanwhile, Google's Android OS, an open platform used by several smartphone manufacturers, saw its share increase from 3.9 percent in 2009 to 17.7 percent this year, into the No. 2 position. By 2014, Android will challenge Symbian with a forecasted 29.6 percent share, according to Gartner.
from the digging-under-the-hood dept.
I Don't Believe in Imaginary Property writes "IBM's Rob Weir has done a study on how many flaws were addressed by the OOXML Ballot Resolution Meeting. So far, using a random sampling technique, he has yet to find a flaw that was addressed, making the upper bound a paltry 1.5%. Even so, he's found a number of new flaws, including a security vulnerability: OOXML stores passwords in database connection strings in plain text. At least there were no mistakes on five of the first twenty five random pages he reviewed."