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Virtualization Technology Rev'd for Android

VirtualLogix announced an Android-optimized version of its virtualization software for handsets, plus related design wins with ST Ericsson and Infineon. VLX MH 4.0 makes it easier for mobile silicon vendors and OEMs to design smartphone functionality into lower-cost, single-core, ARM-based phones,...
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Hands-On and Under the Hood: Ars Tests Firefox on Android

Mozilla's mobile Firefox browser is coming to Google's Linux-based Android operating system. Although the porting effort is still at an early stage of development, it is moving forward swiftly. Mozilla's developers achieved an important milestone this week by demonstrating that the browser can run on the Nexus One smartphone.

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HTC Android Phones Sport AMOLED, New UI layer

HTC announced two Android phones, both featuring a new version of its HTC Sense UI layer. The HTC Desire is a modified version of the Google Nexus One (or vice versa), featuring a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and a 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED display, and the HTC Legend is a mid-range upgrade to the Hero....
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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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