News Category: Embedded/Mobile

T-Mobile sells a million Android phones

Article Source LinuxDevicesApril 24, 2009, 11:38 am T-Mobile USA says it has sold more than one million Android-based G1 smartphones since the device's debut last year. The revelation came as part of an earnings announcement earlier this week by parent company Deutsche Telekom, our sister...
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Netbooks bleed Microsoft profits: It's about to get worse

Article Source The Open RoadApril 24, 2009, 8:07 am Microsoft has achieved something of a Pyhrric victory against Linux-based Netbooks: it now claims 96 percent of the Netbook market, but its earnings continue to be battered by the lower revenues and profits that come with the low-end Netbook...
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Linux development kit supports DPFs and MIDs

Article Source LinuxDevicesApril 23, 2009, 1:29 pm RMI Corp. announced the availability of a WiFi-enabled hardware/software development kit for digital picture frames (DPFs) and mobile Internet devices (MIDs). The Home Media Player (HMP) Application Development Kit (ADK) is based on RMI's...
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MIPS Architecture Gets Android Port Thanks to Embedded Alley

Article Source Ars TechnicaApril 23, 2009, 7:25 am Embedded Alley, a company that specializes in mobile and embedded Linux technology, is porting Google's Android platform to the MIPS architecture. The port could make Android a viable choice for hardware makers in a wide range of product...
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Sony Ericsson Weighs In On Android

Article Source InformationWeekApril 21, 2009, 11:00 am The company is in no rush to release an Android smartphone, as it's focusing on creating a unique user experience and user interface.
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MontaVista Embeds Moblin

Article Source MoblinZoneApril 17, 2009, 6:24 am Â¬â  MontaVista Software Inc., of Santa Clara, CA, has added Moblin support to its line of Linux products for embedded systems. The company, a leading vendor of commercial embedded Linux, offers several different versions of embedded Linux for...
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Death of Linux on Netbooks Greatly Exaggerated

Article Source Ars TechnicaApril 16, 2009, 7:33 am Netbooks and other small form-factor computing devices are growing in popularity. These low-budget products are looking increasingly relevant in the current economy and are attracting consumers who are looking for better value and mobility....
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Openmoko Throws Everything Behind "Plan B"

Article Source Linux JournalApril 9, 2009, 5:00 am Putting Linux on mobile phones is all the rage these days, what with Google's Android popping up on prototypes left and right, and even the venerable Palm pushing the Pre, a penguin-phone of its own. That wasn't always true, though, but way...
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The Moblin Project: Linux for the Mobile Masses

Crafting a Linux distribution optimized for the mobile environment is no easy task. The hardware is vastly different from a typical desktop or even laptop computer. User expectations are different as is the way in which a user interacts with the device. Startup times are critical and it's...
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Samsung confirms Android handsets as Google adapts to market

Article Source Ars TechnicaApril 5, 2009, 8:40 pm Mobile phone maker Samsung has confirmed that it intends to launch at least three phones this year that are built with Google's Linux-based Android operating system, including two that are destined for US mobile carriers. The move will boost...
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