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iPhone gets the Linux treatment

November 30th, 2008

iPhone dev team member Planetbeing has successfully reverse engineered Apple’s hardware drivers and has managed to get the Linux kernel to boot on the 2G and 3G iPhone and the 1st gen iPod Touch. This first attempt is limited in functionality with support only for the Framebuffer driver, Serial driver, Serial over USB driver, and …

ARM and Ubuntu team up to deliver a new mobile platform

November 14th, 2008

ARM and Ubuntu announced on today that they are working together to develop a new version of Ubuntu custom made for the ARMv7 architecture, including the new Cortex-A8 and Cortex-A9 processors. The new ARM version of Ubuntu will leverage the low-power consumption and integrated graphics of the ARM chipset with its own user-friendly UI to …

ALP v3.0 and ALP mini is announced, new Palm OS

October 24th, 2008

Access has been working on v3.0 of its Linux Platform and it’s turning out to be pretty sweet. Taking a look at that shot there, and going off the buzz about the new OS, the UI will be more robust and the animations are going to be smooth. This is a very nice way to …

Move over netbooks, IMOVIO is comin’ through

October 21st, 2008

If netbooks weren’t getting small enough for you, or you were disappointed you couldn’t put a computer into your pocket, IMOVIO has the solution for your woes. Judging by those photos, it looks more like a novelty item that will hold your bubble gum, but the IMOVIO actually has some pretty decent features. First, you …

Netbooks take the world by storm

September 21st, 2008

Anyone keeping up on technology would notice a recent explosion in the netbook market. More or less started by the surprisingly successful Asus EEE Pc in 2007, the market for these low-cost, lightweight notebooks is on the rise with no less than 14 netbooks being announced or launched this past week. They come in all …

Openmoko Signs Deal for Global Neo FreeRunner Distribution

July 23rd, 2008

It’s safe to say that up until now, Openmoko handsets have hardly received the global welcome that the company envisioned when it first began its quest to open the world of mobile phones. The odds are pretty good that you’ve read plenty about Openmoko’s Linux-based handsets; you probably even tipped your hat at the concept …

Nokia to Up Symbian Stake to 100%, Then Open it Up

June 24th, 2008

Oooooh Android. Things are not going well for you lately. First the Wall Street Journal reports that your release has been delayed and now Symbian, the most popular Smartphone Operating System in the world, will be opening up. Open?!? That was totally your thing! Well maybe not It’s ok, don’t worry; you’ve still got the …