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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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RIM Switching to Open Source WebKit

At the Mobile World Congress Research In Motion announced an overhaul of its Blackberry phone web browser. Like the iPhone and Android browsers, the new Blackberry browser is based on the open source WebKit engine...
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Global App Store to Challenge iPhone?

Twenty-four telecom operators, including AT&T, China Mobile, Orange, DoCoMo, Sprint and Verizon Wireless, join forces to create the Wholesale Applications Community.
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Is MeeGo Linux’ Answer to iPad?

Three weeks ago, the technology world was aflutter with buzz of the iPad. But with yesterday's MeeGo announcement from Intel, the Linux Foundation and Nokia, it appears that Apple could have a Linux-based competitor for tablets, netbooks and other categories of devices. 

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