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Under the Hood with MeeGo

Some may be surprised by the merger, announced this week, of the open source Maemo and Moblin projects, given their architectural differences. Maemo targets ARM, while Moblin aims to enable devices with Intel Architecture (commonly "x86") processors.

Put aside that difference, though, and the projects are peas in a pod. Furthermore, given that the Linux kernel supports more than two-dozen architectures, can't open source app stacks evolve beyond architectural boundaries? Sure they can, and many have.

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Samsung Unveils First Bada Phone

Samsung announced the first smartphone based on its Linux-based Bada operating system, and the first phone to offer both Bluetooth 3.0 and 802.11n. The Samsung Wave is equipped with a 1GHz processor, a 3.3-inch, 800 x 480 & Super AMOLED& display, plus the TouchWiz 3.0 UI layer, says the company...
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Industry Analysts, Pundits and Developers React to MeeGo

The mobile technology world is buzzing today about the merger of Moblin and Maemo, the two Linux-based mobile initiatives that have been backed by Intel and Nokia respectively. Together, they have formed MeeGo, which is being hosted by the Linux Foundation.

 

We reached out to industry experts for their reactions to today’s news. The theme that surfaces among industry pundits most is the one of mobile OS unification and the hope for a platform that can support a broad range of devices by using common technologies and developer tools.

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Intel and Nokia Merge Mobile Linux Initiatives to Introduce MeeGo

Intel and Nokia, two of tech’s biggest titans, today announced the new Linux-based software platform called MeeGo, which merges the popular Moblin and Maemo projects and sets the companies’ sights on a new generation of computing devices, applications and services. The first release of MeeGo is expected in the second quarter of 2010 with devices launching later this year.

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Embedded Xeon CPUs have integrated I/O

Intel says it is now sampling new Xeon processors specifically aimed at embedded, networking, and storage applications. The Xeon C5500 and C3500 CPUs range from a single-core processor with a 23-Watt TDP, to a quad-core processor with a 85-Watt TDP, and include an integrated I/O hub, the chipmaker...
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