News Category: Embedded/Mobile

Samsung's Android phone to launch in Germany

Article Source LinuxDevicesApril 27, 2009, 1:28 pm Samsung Electronics announced its first Android phone, which will be offered by Telefonica's O2 network in Germany, starting as early as June. The Samsung I7500 offers a 3.2-inch AMOLED touchscreen, 7.2Mbps HSDPA, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a...
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ARM-based MIDs run Android, report says

Article Source LinuxDevicesApril 27, 2009, 10:19 am China-based Routon Electronic Co. is readying two ARM11-based mobile Internet devices (MIDs) that can run Linux or Android, according to an industry report. Routon's P760 MID and the touchscreen-only P730 MID (pictured) are both equipped with...
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AT&T looks beyond the cellphone

Article Source EETimesApril 24, 2009, 1:00 pm Lurie said AT&T expects to offer ARM/Linux netbooks in addition to this current x86/Windows models just as it offers Windows Mobile, Symbian and Apple smart phones today. He also expressed interest in cloud-based application services that some...
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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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