News Category: Embedded/Mobile

MontaVista Linux 6 Gets Market Specific

Article Source internetnews.com Linux has gained in popularity among server and device vendors as being a good general purpose operating system. When it comes to device vendors which often have different chip architectures and needs than a general purpose operating system provides, there is a...
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Hybrid Linux Phone PDA Rev'd

Article Source LinuxDevicesMay 12, 2009, 2:12 pm Â¬â  Germany-based ROAD has upgraded its multifunction, Linux-based mobile phone. Based on a 512MHz Marvell PXA270, the Handy-PC Officer S101 can act as both a GSM cellular phone and a WiFi-driven PDA and web browser, and it offers a dual SIM-card...
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Intel and Nokia field open source telephony project

Article Source LinuxDevicesMay 11, 2009, 2:44 pm Intel and Nokia have launched an open source project to develop a mobile telephony stack for possible inclusion in the Moblin and Maemo projects. The oFono stack is based on open source Linux and a high-level D-Bus interconnection API, and...
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Dell May Be Working On Android Netbook

Article Source InformationWeekMay 7, 2009, 4:46 pm Dell could be working on an Android netbook, if a software maker's press release is to be believed. Bsquare, which makes software for smartphones and other mobile devices, said it's porting Adobe's Flash Lite 3.17 technology, which is used...
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Intel and Novell take aim at Android with Moblin

Article Source The Open RoadMay 7, 2009, 12:07 pm Google's still-nascent efforts to dominate the mobile market, already reeling from Apple's surging iPhone platform, were dealt another blow on Thursday when Intel and Novell announced that they will collaborate to promote Intel's Moblin...
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"Hotspot in a box" runs Linux

Article Source LinuxDevicesMay 4, 2009, 1:50 pm Proxicast is shipping a portable, battery-powered 3G and 802.11 a/b/g WiFi hotspot that runs embedded Linux. The Proxicast Cell-Pak is built around the company's LAN-Cell 2 mobile 3G cellular router, has a rugged, MIL-spec rated case, and...
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Palm prepping a "Mini-Pre"?

Article Source LinuxDevicesMay 4, 2009, 12:46 am Palm is preparing a low cost follow-up to its upcoming Palm Pre, offering the same Linux-based WebOS operating system, says an eWEEK story. Yet, even as Palm prepares the "Pixie," the Pre is facing some manufacturing problems that could limit...
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Maemo 5 SDK Beta Released, APIs Frozen

Article Source Ars TechnicaMay 1, 2009, 5:41 am Nokia announced the availability of the Maemo 5 SDK beta release on Tuesday. In addition to bringing many bugfixes and improvements to the platform, this beta release also marks the official API freeze. This means that the SDK is now ready for...
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UMPC bridges MID, netbook formats

Article Source LinuxDevicesApril 30, 2009, 2:31 pm UMID is readying a MID-like ultra-mobile PC (UMPC) for the Korean market that runs Linux. The UMID Mbook is equipped with an Intel Atom processor, a 4.8-inch, 1024 x 600 touchscreen, WiFi, Bluetooth, 1.3-megapixel camera, and a HSDPA 3G...
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Linux Distributions Specially Optimized for the Eee PC

Article Source Bright HubApril 30, 2009, 1:32 pm With the Eee PC and other netbooks increasing in popularity everyday, we're seeing a boom in the Linux distribution scene. With new customized distributions coming out for these netbooks regularly, we won't be stuck with slow clunky low-power...
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