August 1, 2001

Red Hat, 3G Lab to create first Open Source wireless OS

Author: JT Smith

Kelly McNeill writes: "The first open-source operating system for next-generation wirelesss phones and other devices is under development by software developers Red Hat and 3G Lab, the companies have announced. Red Hat, a primary marketing outlet for the Linux open source operating system for personal computers, and multimedia software developer 3G Lab said the operating system for 2.5G GPRS (general packet radio service) and 3G UMTS (universal mobile telecommunications system) wireless devices is based on Red Hat's open source, embedded, real-time eCos (embedded configurable operating system) and is not a Linux-based platform."
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