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The History of Mobile Operating Systems

Mobile operating systems have come far in the last 15 years. From dull screens with no Internet connection, to the mini-computers that we have today, the changes have been staggering. [x]cubeLABS has a graphic on its site displaying the progression of several mobile operating systems over the years.

For a full-sized look at the chart, check out The Evolution of Mobile Operating Systems at [x]cubeLABS.

I’ve used a couple versions of Palm OS, Windows Mobile, iOS, and now Android. How many of the operating systems have you used? Do you have a favorite?

[Disclaimer: the creator of the chart previously sponsored a text link here at 40Tech a month or two ago, but we’re writing about this chart because we think it is pretty darn cool.]


Find Lost Gadgets… With This Gadget

Find Lost Gadgets with Zomm | 40Tech

Zomm is one of those neat little gadgets that I’m not sure I would ever buy, might raise an eyebrow at if given it for a gift, but would probably find ridiculously useful if I had one. It does three things:

  1. Helps you never forget your phone (or other bluetooth-enabled device you’ve paired to it) by sounding an alarm if you start to walk away from it.
  2. Answers phone calls with the touch of a button, improving driving/cell-phone safety.
  3. Acts as a personal security alarm that will even dial 911 for you.

The Zomm, which won Best of Innovations at 2010’s CES (Consumer Electronics Show), is keychain-sized, comes in white or black with blue accents, and will fit in the palm of your hand. It costs about $80.00.

Check out the video post on the Zomm below. It’s by super-geek Chris Pirillo, and will, at the very least, remind you of exactly what level of geek you are by comparison. If five minutes of Chris is too much for you to handle, go one video down and check out the Zomm commercial – Chris is funnier, though. Enjoy, and have a fantastic weekend!



Who’s getting the Zomm on your Christmas shopping list?

How Do You Find Lost Gadgets [Lockergnome]


Acer Stream: New Android Phone On The Block

Acer Stream | New Android Phone On The Block | 40Tech

The newest super-powered Android 2.1 phone on the block is the Acer Stream, a 1GHz Snapdragon fuelled, 3.7 inch multi-touch WVGA AMOLED screen sporting, HDMI port having smartphone that easily compares with the Nexus One and Droid Incredible. Hold on to your hats, kiddies, it’s been cleared by the FCC and is heading to the US all soon-like (no word on Canada though).

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